It was a case of last in, first out, and he found himself at the Job Centre, where the staff were not particularly helpful.
Basically, you fill in a form and then go off and register on loads of job agency websites, apply for as many suitable jobs as you can in the hope you’ll eventually get an interview.
This proves you are actively seeking employment and therefore entitled to any money the Job Centre is able to give you to keep the wolves from the door. It’s a soul destroying experience, but fortunately the young lad was able to find alternative employment within 5 weeks, albeit at a much lower salary than he’d previously been on.
However, he had to take it, because a) if he hadn’t his benefits would have stopped, b) he needed to pay the rent and c) it’s somehow easier to find employment when you’re already in work.
Now, about four weeks ago, a friend of the family found himself in similar circumstances in as much as he also lost his job.
This time, however, he wasn’t the last in.
Infact, he’d been in his job for over 20 years and had a managerial role. He also had his petrol paid for, a mobile phone and private health cover, so it came as quite a shock to suddenly find, as the only bread winner in the family, he was “inbetween opportunities”, as they say.
Like the young lad, he’s been enduring the Job Centre, and finding it just as depressing. He says, the staff there make you feel really guilty as if it’s your fault the whole country now has more people than suitable jobs.
They more or less tell you to take anything that’s available even if by doing so you wouldn’t be able to pay the mortgage, or feed and clothe your family.
Fortunately, at the moment he’s resilient and hasn’t yet been worn down by the process, but unquestionably he will struggle to find the type of job he wants and would be ideally suited for.
Well, firstly his age – he’s fifty(ish) and secondly, his education. You see he didn’t go to university and his previous job didn’t require him to go on numerous courses to get bits of paper.
That means when he goes to fill in the application forms, there’s no-where to say, well actually I haven’t got those requirements, BUT I have got over thirty years experience in the school of life in the real world of work.
My point is, no matter how skilled, or dedicated you are to your JOB no-one is indispensible.
Many people have discovered that the hard way, and found they needed another way to either earn, or supplement their income, which is why many have turned to the internet. Indeed, many have found their fortune online, but there are many roads to travel and lots of pitfalls if you don’t know where to go and who to follow.
Dean Holland, found that out to his cost. Well, at least, initially, but soon turned his life around and went from being over $60,000 in debt to living the life of his dreams, and he’s now teaching others to do the same.
The nice thing about how he’s doing it, is he’s not expecting anyone to spend a fortune, because he knows the majority of people just don’t have it.
His methods are proven to work, and are current, which is a good thing because we all know how quickly the internet changes. Dean is a good instructor too. He doesn’t make you feel as if you should know what he’s teaching, unlike some people who assume too much.
Anyway, if you want a free video to see if Dean could possibly help you get started online as a backup plan incase your employers decide they no longer need you in your Just Over Broke position, you might want to click on the link below and go here.
Remember, no-one is safe when working for someone else!