posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 08:53 AM
reply to post by neformore
When I lost my job earlier this year, then my car and most of my posessions and the fact that I live in a isolated little place in Central Gippsland,
I have had to face being alone on many occasions (including this Christmass and the coming New Year).
Eventhough my family (mum. dad, sis and three nephues) are nearby, it is still fairly harsh at times like this. As specially when I know I've been
trying so hard all year and recieved over 200 job rejections. Living on less than $20 a week and the rest going towards the debts, which even taking
out my retierment funds 25 years early couldn't pay off. Knowing now that I have no job and nothing to retire on if I remain this way tears away at me
every day. What eats at me even more is the reason I became un-employed in the first place and the reason I remain that way, knowing there's not much
I can do about it.
But, you know what.. I still have many friends and although it's been long time since I physically saw any of them and I can't afford to keep my
Mobile topped up most of the time, the computer has been an important part of my life as a line to the outside world.
With a little luck one of the more recent jobs I applied for with the DSE (Department of Sustainability and Environment), will give me a go. Failing
that I am schedualed to attend the CFA Career Firefighter Beep Test in Febuary (hell I'm in my mid 40's and just know the fitness test is gunns kill
Giving up is not an option for me and never will be... I'll keep trying
Seeing messages like this helps a lot... More than you know...
edit on 12/26/2011 by Ironclad because: (no reason given)