Wife Having A Terrible Time!

Discussion in 'Senior Employment' started by Cody Fousnaugh, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Bess Barber

    Bess Barber Very Well-Known Member
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    I'm not sure that all the pressure, frustration and anxiety are worth it. This can cause health issues for both of you. Maybe just discuss finding a more affordable location to live and make it on the joint social security you have. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's sort of what I had to do when I realized I had to survive on one social security check. Sometimes, living a peaceful life is worth giving up other things for. Just enjoy the time you have with what you've got.
     
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  2. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, my wife is currently fighting a sinus cold and I have some as well. She was fairly upset that she didn't get the one job that she had the interviews with. She really did want that one. The other job was somewhat harder, but was very close to where we live. This is the one that called her to see if she was still interested in the job. She had to have a password to get into the company application area, but the password she had wouldn't work. THEN, after she was called, she was able to get into the app area, filled everything out, including some very unusual questions about religion and other things. Then, she got an e-mail stating the company would not be pursuing her for an interview.

    So, she continues to look and apply online. A few jobs are just too far away and she won't apply for them.

    We will NOT be living in this apartment, or perhaps even in this city, for long. Perhaps one more lease signing, but that's it. Currently, don't know where we will go, but it will probably still be here in northern Colorado. Just don't know.
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    ...so are you checking out all the towns in Northern Colorado which are more suitable for seniors?..I suspect that as you say that Loveland is young people orientated then the likelihood is the next nearest towns will be as well, so will you go a little further away? What's going to be your criteria for the new place?

    If I was you , I would go and spend a 3 or 4 day visit in whatever town you get interested in.. go on a Thursday so you can see what it's like on a busy working couple of days and nights, and then stay on until the w/e to see how it changes if at all.. , then at least you get a better idea of what to look for, now you know exactly what you don't want

    Sorry to hear Mrs C didn't get lucky with her job applications, hopefully the next one... and hope you both feel better soon...
     
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    I'm sorry your wife hasn't found anything yet, @Cody Fousnaugh. I don't know if that's the case but, although there are laws against age discrimination, there isn't as much interest in enforcing them than there would be for some other types of discrimination. A lot of it has to do with the powerful lobbies and groups that are pushing one issue over another, and I'm afraid the AARP doesn't seem all that interested in much other than pushing their insurance programs. I also hope you're able to find something more to your liking in Colorado.
     
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  5. Cody Fousnaugh

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    This is the first time, since we've been married, that she has had this hard of a time finding a job. It's pretty obvious now that she is competing with much younger job seekers with a much new college degree. Her experience is excellent and she has worked in two industries, that before she was hired to either of them, she has zero experience working in either. Banking and insurance were the two. but, if a young person, with experience in the industry that my wife hasn't got, very good chance that person will be hired over my wife.

    Thing is, a company can base their hiring decision on age and nobody would question that decision. All a company has to do is put my wife's full name in the Search area of the internet and a website, or two, will come up automatically displaying her age. A person doesn't even have to open the website!

    She has also been asked some fairly weird questions, on an online application, to answer. If she doesn't answer certain ones, the application process will not allow her to go further on with the application. She showed me two questions a company application asked: one about religion and (believe it or not) another about tattoos.

    Anyway, she will keep applying and see what happens.
     
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  6. Holly Saunders

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    What was the question about tattoos?....
     
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  7. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Something about "how do you feel about visible tattoos at the workplace?"
     
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