Unemployment is a BIG problem here where I live. I am currently facing a BIG problem! And its lucky for me I am who I am, and can do what I can
I can work from home, and I can work online to make ends meat.
I am barely getting by right now.
I remember a few years ago I could go to any kitchen and find a job doing dishes, or working on the line cooking.. Dime a dozen jobs only but 4 years
Now.. I have gone to burger king *all fast food joints in my area, and they tell me they have atleast 3-5 walk inns a day looking for work. They are
booked to the hilt. Even lowering peoples hours just to add in a few more workers.
There is not ONE kitchen within 20 miles of my house that is open! No joke, I have gone place to place, filling out apps for each place. And due to
biz, they have to cut back on help. Barely giving 30 hours to their main workers. 40 hours if they are lucky.
Now to boot, and I don't mean this to sound wrong.. But the illegal immigrants are getting all the work, as they get paided cash, and getting screwed
over by not getting paided what I could make in a kitchen job.
Hell, I would be happy to be doing dishes part time right now.. Yet the illegals get the jobs, as they will do the work for less, off the books..
That is frustrating, and hurting everyone.
Yet they must feed their families too.. so I do not hate them, Nor do I feel I am better than them.. However they are getting the work over someone
like me.. Granted I have a part time job online making some money to at least pay my rent and internet bill.
How long will that last before I am outside, homeless once again holding a sign.. Saying will work for food?
Things are BAD right now.. And I hope things start looking up..
My line of work is wearing thin.. And as I said.. I would be happy washing Dishes right now..
And that is sad for a man with my education, and skill set.
Yet I don't have the gas money to drive into Tampa everyday.. Its a catch 22 right now..