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I guess you gotta really love what you do to bank on those social security checks at 65. If you don't love job then it's just 30 years of slavery. Your thoughts.

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I'm confused by your post. What are you asking?

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I spent 8 years as a tv director which was the greatest job in the world. unfortunately the pay was not leading to a good life at 66. So I quit and went to work for Xerox as a customer service engineer.... second best job in the world. however it made for a good life at 66 anf let me be the kind of person to remain married for 44years.

I so enjoyed my career they had to bribe me to retire

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I think you could safely say that I was blessed.

if a person isn't happy in their job they should decide on something they would like to do and do some kind of training to be good at it. Praying all the time... and save save save.

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

 

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

 

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

 

 

In my prayers brother. 

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

 

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

 

 

In my prayers brother. 

 

 

Thank you.

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

that happens sometimes. have you tried going to a good employment agency. most really good jobs you can't get on your own.

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

that happens sometimes. have you tried going to a good employment agency. most really good jobs you can't get on your own.

 

 

Many, many times. They are not interested. They will phone you up and ask you to come in for an interview. After the interview (not before) they will tell you that there are no jobs at the moment, but the interview was a test to see if you are suitable or not.

This has happened too many times, now.

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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

that happens sometimes. have you tried going to a good employment agency. most really good jobs you can't get on your own.

Many, many times. They are not interested. They will phone you up and ask you to come in for an interview. After the interview (not before) they will tell you that there are no jobs at the moment, but the interview was a test to see if you are suitable or not.

This has happened too many times, now.

are you talking about an agency or an individual company. Have they suggested any training to make you more sellable.... if not they are not doing their jobs.
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unfortunately some people just don't want to work.

I'm out of work now OO and I'm struggling. I have now had to go on benefits. I've had well-paid jobs for years but was hit by redundancy and recession. I keep trying to get jobs but I'm not succeeding.

I don't feel guilty about being on benefits. I paid tax into the system for years, so I see benefits as my insurance in a way, but benefit payments are poverty-line and I'm really struggling. However, I do feel bad about it. I would rather work. I hate having no money. I'm not interested in being rich, but money is useful. Money gave me the laptop that I am now typing on, but if it broke I couldn't afford another.

that happens sometimes. have you tried going to a good employment agency. most really good jobs you can't get on your own.

Many, many times. They are not interested. They will phone you up and ask you to come in for an interview. After the interview (not before) they will tell you that there are no jobs at the moment, but the interview was a test to see if you are suitable or not.

This has happened too many times, now.

are you talking about an agency or an individual company. Have they suggested any training to make you more sellable.... if not they are not doing their jobs.

 

 

Oak is in the UK and things work a little differently here,   :whistling:    

errr,,,, they don't always work ,,, (forgive the pun) ,,,,try going to the Job centre plus  and see what they offer you.   :taped:

After forty and coming up to fifty you have big , big problems. 

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do you mean that there are no companies that find jobs for people.

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do you mean that there are no companies that find jobs for people.

 

To be honest most of the agencies are looking for immigrants for short time contracts if the contract even exists.

 

There is a work in progress  scheme run through Job centre plus and that is failing miserably. 

(very complicated to explain in a few words) 

The job finding situation in the UK for a certain age group is a mine field. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17363798

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I find employment agencies to be quite useless, a statement echoed by a number of people that I know. Never have I had help from even one.

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remarkable.

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Yes, it is remarkable but incredibly frustrating.

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Blessings Everyone...

     Praise the Lord,my dad always said that you better like what you do for a living because most of your time awake is spent working.......I don't see what that has to do with your social security checks because as long as you have worked steadily & paid into it then it is counted towards what you will receive no matter how many different jobs you have had?

     Here in the States,employment agencies really do a fantastic job & placing people & keeping them steadily employed & as other one has noted,this does greatly depend on your skills & if they do not promote different training programs to widen that range & your versatility then they are not doing their job.......I am surprised that the UK does not offer these services?

     Praying for you Oak!                                                                   With love -in Christ,Kwik

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Blessings Everyone...

     Praise the Lord,my dad always said that you better like what you do for a living because most of your time awake is spent working.......I don't see what that has to do with your social security checks because as long as you have worked steadily & paid into it then it is counted towards what you will receive no matter how many different jobs you have had?

     Here in the States,employment agencies really do a fantastic job & placing people & keeping them steadily employed & as other one has noted,this does greatly depend on your skills & if they do not promote different training programs to widen that range & your versatility then they are not doing their job.......I am surprised that the UK does not offer these services?

     Praying for you Oak!                                                                   With love -in Christ,Kwik

 

It's not that the UK doesn't offer these services, it's just that employment agencies are not what they used to be. Times have changed and agencies are no longer interested. In fact, they don't provide a service at all, they just act as middlemen and take their cut. They truly are appalling. They just employ cheap labour in large projects and if your face doesn't fit or you are too old, they don't seem to care. It's just part of the decline in society's values.

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Blessings Oak....

      Oh,I see......well that truly is awful........it is hard to understand though because that is how they get paid also,by placing people........You know,it is very true what other one said,so many people just do not want to work.......I guess most agencies probably employ their own staff with hourly workers tat just want to collect their paychecks at the weeks end & are not very motivated........I guess most agencies are not mom & pop owned(vested interests) & these big companies just don't seem to care

                                                                                                    With love-in Christ,Kwik

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Blessings Oak....

      Oh,I see......well that truly is awful........it is hard to understand though because that is how they get paid also,by placing people........You know,it is very true what other one said,so many people just do not want to work.......I guess most agencies probably employ their own staff with hourly workers tat just want to collect their paychecks at the weeks end & are not very motivated........I guess most agencies are not mom & pop owned(vested interests) & these big companies just don't seem to care

                                                                                                    With love-in Christ,Kwik

I'm conservative in my views and believe that people should work and not scrounge benefits, but I've met a number of unemployed people recently and they are not as lazy as I thought. Excessive bureaucracy and stupid positive discrimination laws (affirmative action) make it difficult to get a job unless you belong to some sort of minority group. I've noticed also that you are excessively hounded when claiming benefits and you have to prove every job that you have applied for, but immigrants for some reason get a free pass. I've actually seen this for real and I was told in utmost confidence by a jobcentre member of staff that official policy is now to give immigrants special priority when it comes to benefits which is alarming when you consider that these people haven't paid a penny into the system.

I know that I'm sounding bitter but where is the fairness or economic logic in this? I believe that we are declining and there is corruption within.

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interestingly, I'll be 67 in May and I had three job offers last week. well... one of them was to start my own business funded by a person. At this point in our lives we don't need to work.... but jobs are available here for anyone who wants to work. I do understand that sometimes we do need help... we certainly did between tv and Xerox.

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I know that I'm sounding bitter but where is the fairness or economic logic in this? I believe that we are declining and there is corruption within.

 

To me this world is divided into two parts, what's really going on (reality) vs. society's spectacle (fantasy). The fantasy side is tv, media, social networking (talking about life but not really doing anything to improve things), and the reality is paying bills, people dying every day and going to hell, corporations taking over, health insurance and taxes going up etc... for example, death is all around us in a decaying world, but the fantasy part of it sort of puts that to the side and acts like it doesn't exist. It's like walking into the Holocaust prisons and fields and setting up tents to party and have fun in, maybe set up a tv or play station, maybe drink a few beers, have a good time. When the party is over you walk outside the tent and what do you see? Now for example put the prisons and the fields inside the tent. Now what do you see? We're surrounded by an illusion of success, and the world is just one big genocide cage. I'm just glad heaven is on the other side of my door if ya know what I mean. Peace, - DRS81.

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Blessings Oak,

       I agree......it isn't fair & you don't sound bitter,just honest......it is really not that different here in the States,seems the immigrants & minorities get all the benefits without question(that is how it appears)...perhaps they do their homework & know the ins & outs much better than most?

      When I first was diagnosed with cancer the social workers in the hospital applied for me & shortly after my release I was receiving benefits....now,on remission but not in any less pain than when I started ,my continuing benefits are being threatened as I watch people who have been receiving them for many years without a hitch & are perfectly capable of working.............I don't see anything fair about hassling people who are really unable to work & have worked all their lives versus ignoring people that have never worked a day in their lives(by choice) but have used up every available resource out there & continue to do so?

        It is a corrupt world,not just your country,we must pray & trust God......Praise the Lord!

                                                                                             With love-in Christ,Kwik

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interestingly, I'll be 67 in May and I had three job offers last week. well... one of them was to start my own business funded by a person. At this point in our lives we don't need to work.... but jobs are available here for anyone who wants to work. I do understand that sometimes we do need help... we certainly did between tv and Xerox.

Consider it a blessing that you have talents that are uncommon. I have known for two months that my position will be eliminated at the end of this month. I have put out as many resume's as there were job listing, private and through agencies. With about 18 years of experience, I thought it would benefit me, but it seems it does not since the market is saturated with IT people looking for work. I will be 61 this year and to become retrained seems like a waste to my time, since I only have a handful of years left to work. I cannot retire at 65 because I have not been able to save (another story) and have no retirement plan. I am very concerned that my age is a determent to being hired.

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that is an awkward age. be sure to check DoD listings. a lot of turnover in military out sourced contract people.

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