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Hello, I am new...sort of...

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Miss understood, Feb 28, 2018.

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  1. Miss understood

    Miss understood New Member

    I became a member last August after I quit my job . I was depressed because I had not been able to find a job in just a few weeks. Well, it has been 6 months and I still have not found a job. I can't believe how difficult it has been because all I hear is the economy is so good and there are so many jobs out there. I am 58 years old though and was at my last job for 11 years. I have had anxiety since I was a child... I have accomplished things in my life my parents would be proud of; they died 40 years ago, so they never really had a chance to see me much as an adult. But now since I have not found a job, I feel like I have let them down. I am married, no children. I don't really have any friends; I had a few where I worked but they have all fallen away . And I felt uncomfortable trying to even talk to them since I left there by walking out . I just couldn't take what was going on there anymore. I just don't know what to do anymore because nothing seems to be working out. I feel like I hit a brick wall at every turn. So I am here, trying to just figure out how to feel better.
     
  2. may71

    may71 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that you are going through this

    Do you want to say what that was?

    You may be eligible for vocational assistance for people with disabilities. They may be able to help you find a job that is a good match, and can sometimes give you some free training.
     
  3. Miss understood

    Miss understood New Member

    I was having issues with a couple of co workers. It had gone on for several months. I was in a semi supervisory role. A title but no real authority. Emotionally I could not deal with the verbal harrassment etc and HR and my supervisor wouldn't stop it.
     
  4. Miss understood

    Miss understood New Member

    I don't know how to go about finding out the resources I might be eligible for. It is so difficult. I have had five interviews in the past six months for various jobs and I just don't interview well, I guess.
     
  5. Devenny

    Devenny Well-Known Member

    I misunderstood. You looking for a job? Interviewing is stressful. Anxiety provoking for me. Feel free to pm me if you would like to talk. Devenny
     
  6. may71

    may71 Well-Known Member

    If you are in the US or Canada, you can call 211 or visit 211.org (US) or 211.ca (Canada). They can help with employment, housing, heathcare, food and more.

    If they can't help you find vocational services for people with disabilities, a search for "vocational rehabilitation in [your area]", or other search terms like "vocational services for people with disabilities" might help you find services.

    I'm sorry that you had to go through that. It's hard enough doing a job. It's not fair if other people just decide to make things miserable for you and you don't get any back up from HR.

    If you reconnect with people that you know at work, they might be able to tell you if the harrassing people are still there or not.

    If you were harassed on the basis of your gender, race, or a disability, you may be able to get the law involved. The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division may be able to help.

    One of the things that vocational services can help with is interviewing skills.
     
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  7. Walker

    Walker Everything Zen Staff Member Safety & Support SF Social Media SF Supporter

    I remember you from the Fall. I thought you had an avatar though, weird.
    Anyway, I'm sorry you're feeling bad enough to join us again but also glad you're back.
    Is relocating for a job a possibility or just not worth it given your circumstances with housing and such?
     
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Hello there, I am glad you came back here for support and reached out to us, that was the smartest option. I am sorry for the circumstances you find yourself in at the moment, it must be extremely difficult, we are here to help and support you of course.
    I hope today proves to be a better day for you.
    Regarding finding friends...do you socialise much, would you join a gym, or yoga or pilates classes, you could also try meetup.com. Several members here have had success with that website.
     
  9. gee nee

    gee nee Active Member

    I am sorry that you are going through this difficult time. I just want to encourage you to keep on trying and don't give up. I pray things change for you soon!
     
  10. MommyAcorn

    MommyAcorn Member

    I am so sorry you are going through this sending hugs and prayers.
     
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