- looking for work at 74 -
Hi everyone ….. I'm 74 and have been divorced for 12 years. Because of a situation which I don't have time to go into, I have no alimony. Needless to say, things are really tight. I live on my Social Security, and my dear son helps me out each month also. Even with that, I live in a low income apartment, never go away, and unless I must, I only go to the store or drug store for Rx's. I did some research the other night and found something very interesting ….. if a couple who is divorced, and neither has married again and there is a large discrepancy between income, the alimony portion of the case can be reopened and looked at again. I'm going to talk to my son when I see him – he's a lawyer in D.C. – and see what he thinks. The last thing I want to do is fracture the relationship I have with my 3 kids – all adults. My X and I rarely see each other except at Christmas, which is good as he lives in a big 2 story house on 2 acres of land in the country. I am right now looking for a job, but …… while they can't outright ask you for your age; they DO ask you when you graduated from high school or college ……. well, that doesn't take rocket science to figure out. Yes, I'm 74, but I'm healthy, active, and not disabled in any way. I just must get a job, so now I'm looking at McDonald's, WalMart, Chick-fil-A, etc. Sure never thought I'd be in this position at 74.