Since my marriage broke up, I started job hunting. Now I really hope to find a job soon and to make a better income, so I can promote in life, but it is not that simple and it made me realize some things. People tell me I am lucky not to have kids. This really hurts me most, because I wish I had them, despite the situation. Mothers are the first that should be employed and I will explain why.
Here the facts that make it hard for me to find a job. Well, nobody doubts my intelligence and my capacities, but the problem is that I am over thirty and all my entire career have been an housewife.
So no official jobs on my resume. Well, I prefer not to lie, since if I do, they might check things and I might get in more trouble.
But the next thing that works against me, is my degree. I have a high school degree that is not technical, but general. It was actually the one you needed for a higher education, but I did not get there, or better said: I did not make it there, mostly due to circumstances.
If I had not become a housewife and might have searched for a job after my studies, I might have gotten one, but things turned out differently.
Now I live on state income and am really tight on the budget, but I try to do my best to get around. I’ve always been a the more sober kind of person, so not much into luxury. I only miss the fact I cannot buy that many Cd’s anymore, but I just like to play the ones I have.
Well, there is a way to find a job: social employment. This means that a person like me could get a job for a year somewhere to get experience or to be on another, more beneficial state income later.
But here is the catch: those jobs are only for people without a high school degree. So I am over educated to get in the system that might grant me a job.
So if i were a school drop out, I might get hired somewhere. Now I am not good enough to clean, since I have a too high degree and they sent me off for an office job.
Now I apply for an office job, which I like more, but it turns out, I have a too low degree or no experience, so they will not hire me there either.
I do not want to be unemployed for the rest of my life and consider studying again for a degree, but this costs and I quite honestly am not sure if I really want to get back to college again to sit around eighteen-year-olds to spent another at least 3 years of my live to study again, while I am not sure where it will get me.