posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 10:21 PM
The medical field is overrun in my area, all it took was the US govt. shutting down a major state hospital. Suddenly even nurses here can't find
work. I know one really great RN that was a nurse manager for years that is unemployed, doing temp data entry work when she can get it. Luckily she
had a bit of inheritance or she said she'd be under the bridge.
My husband is highly skilled but he's had to take a job that's mainly just felons and druggies working there. It's mainly just heavy lifting he
does now.... He says about 2/3 of the folks have neck tattoos. It's not that he thinks he is too good to do anything, but it's such a waste, and
he has nothing in common with these folks. He mentioned he liked college football and they all thought he was crazy because the pros are all there is
to them. I mean, it's a little thing, but it's a lot of like, almost..cultural differences...it's been a hard adjustment for him. He's used to
having a bit of respect...this job though, there's none for anyone. Pays crap too - we make just enough to NOT be eligible for food stamps. SHould
be glad I guess but we'd be better off if we got govt benefits making 1,000 dollars less. As it is, we have no insurance at all, no help with
We're tough though. He's been told if the market picks up just a bit, he's going back to his old job, maybe by spring. If I can just keep him
positive until then...he's miserable.
It SUCKS to have an education and skills and not be able to use them. People always need muscle I guess. They use and abuse these men though and
spit them out when they get old or hurt.