Hi everyone. I probably could put this in the depression group, but I haven't had much response there lately, so I thought I'd just vent here. I moved to VA from MD (after living there for 30 years), about 2-1/2 years ago. I'm 73, and I'm trying to find part-time work. Legally, they're not supposed to ask you your age, but they ask you "when did you graduate from high school?" Well, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to then figure out how old you are. I've applied to several places just for a Receptionist job – part-time ….. no responses. I've got a great background …. worked for a dentist, worked as Asst. Pastor in the Children's Ministry at a large church in MD, and worked for a Psychologist ….. still nothing. I need the extra money. I'm divorced, live in a low-income apartment, and while I don't want to sound snotty, I'm just not comfortable here …. big drug raids, a suicide, fights, a woman whom we believe is a prostitute as she has a steady stream of men in and out of her apartment in another building every Sat. PM …. and on and on and on.
I am so very sorry I moved. I only did it because my 2 girls wanted me to move down here to be closer to them …… I should have listened to my own instincts. In MD I had my own condo, lots of friends, knew the city like the back of my hand, and had lots of friends and a wonderful church. Here? None of that. Thanks for listening. b