Sunday, September 29, 2013

Get a Job!

Get a job! Boy, if I had a dime for every time I've been told that or said that to myself or my kids or others here and there, I could be rich today.

Well, maybe not rich, but I'm pretty sure I'd have accumulated enough dimes to at least buy one powerball super lottery ticket for $3.00 anyway!

Finding said jobs though is not -definitely NOT -an easy task, to be sure.

Finding a job that a person can feel confident of being able to adequately perform the duties involved is a job in and of itself right there!

And, the older a person gets, the more difficult it also then becomes to even gain entry into the working world because apparently many employers seem to feel/believe that we older potential workers have lost our staying power, our ability to learn anything new (i.e. technology-wise) and those things, along with appearances too (in some instances), we become seen as unemployable then.

I've dealt with circumstances pertaining to those issues for the past almost 30 years now and let me tell you, there have been plenty of occasions during those years that I wished I could find someone who could help me with some of the problem areas I've encountered in looking for employment.

Someone perhaps even like an employment lawyer in san diego ca.

Okay -granted, perhaps an attorney located that far from where I live is a bit far-fetched -yeah, more than a bit, but boy, there have been lots and lots of occasions over the years where I really do wish I'd had someone, somewhere, who could have given me legal advice on how to show potential employers that they are being unfair, discriminatory very often based on things like sex or age, especially.

One of the reasons mentioned there above -age -is why I decided to return to one of the types of work I'd had in years past, that being an Avon Lady!

Might not be what some people even consider to be "a job" but it is work and often, a lot of it too, and it also something I can do at virtually any age -even being on the verge of turning seventy!

And the nice thing though about this job is that I am virtually my own boss and I do like that!

A little side note here to one of my blogger friends too who commented about really liking a particular product of Avon's -something he felt would be neat to have for Halloween for his grandkids -if you're really interested in that particular item, Budd -you can go to my website through Avon and check out the current brochure and even order it online and it will be shipped directly to your home! Drop me a note on Facebook and I'll give you further details!


terri said...

Getting a job is definitely not easy in this day and age, no matter how young or old you are. But it certainly gets tougher for those in the upper age brackets. It's not fair. I'm glad you were able to find an opportunity through Avon again. And having done it before, it must have been an easier transition for you to get back into it than it would be for someone brand new.

Maggie May said...

It isn't easy getting a job at 70ish but I think many older people have wisdom and patience and don't take days off for the slightest thing!
I think the Avon lady sounds good to me. I wish you every success with it.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Unknown said...

Hi, Jeni -

Well, due to the drama going on right now, I am unlikely to see my grandkids before Halloween ... and Thanksgiving and Christmas are both at risk. Everybody's OK, but it's going to take time. So, I won't be needing the Halloween hat. Regarding employment, I have a friend who's about my age and has a PhD in genetics, one of the hottest fields right now ... and he can't find work either. My business is pretty slow right now, too, and the government shutdown isn't helping. Take care


Kat said...

Yes, to all of it. My brother is in his late 40s and he has been looking for a decent job for the past 8 years. He has been taking whatever he could find, mostly temp work, but that never lasts. And he is a technology genius. You'd think he would find something right away. Right now he has a steady job, but it is not in his area of expertise. At this point he doesn't even care anymore. He just wants a steady paycheck and some benefits.

It is rough out there. Avon sounds like a great idea. :)

Suldog said...

Don't ever let anyone tell you that what you're doing is not work. There is little as stressful and time-consuming as door-to-door. I've done it. I know.