by Floyd Wyatt
(Reno, Nv. U.S.A.)
I have been retired for 11 months and am experiencing difficulty finding a job to supplement my retirement income. My wife of 40 years is still employed at her job she has held for 25 years.
Although I have taken training classes for a career in warehousing and applied to numerous distributions centers and utilized many temporary placement agencies, I have had few offers for full or part time employment.
I was employed for 35 yrs. with the largest communications corporation in the nation. I was trained by the company for all the job duties undertaken.
So very much has changed since I have last searched for a job and I am "rusty" as far as filling out applications, interviews, resumes, etc. It would be easy to attribute some of the non-consideration to age but I am only 59 yrs. of age.
I have been told by friends and family to get a job doing something I love and enjoy doing. I have hobbies I truly enjoy. I play guitar, sing, fish and hunt. I have made some money at these activities but not enough to contirbute to our financial needs.
I have decided reading novels from well known authors, fiction and nonfiction, is enjoyable. I found errors in spelling, punctuation, character reference etc.
I have often wondered how some of the errors have passed through without being seen and went all the way to print.