posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:52 AM
To the un-employed, life can be hard at times I'm sure, especially if you WANT to find work.
Me personally, I've been out of work here in Australia for the last 18 months. I was let go from a $1500 a week job because I suddenly developed
Epilepsy. My doctor took away my driving licence which meant (duh) I could no longer travel anywhere outside of major centres.
Nobody will hire me because they tell me my Epilepsy will be a 'risk' both to them and me. I tell them that I can tell when I am about to have a
seizure, but they don't care. Most employers state that you need your own transportation to reach the place of work.
When employers ask me why I have been out of work for so long, and I tell them the above story, they make an excuse as to why they don't need me.
It is very sad, since I have looked hard and come up with nothing. I am skilled in a number of fields, but in this day and age of Company Insurance
and Occupational Health and Safety, I am slowly losing my place.
Let us not forget that Job shortages here in Sydney are on the rise.
I have had a few part time jobs, but they never meet my monetary needs.
So, questions to the Un-Employed here at ATS:
How long have you been out of work?
What keeps you out of work?
Feel free to add anything you need....