I’m 61, and for the first time ever, I was sacked from my job today. Well, technically I was made redundant (sales have been shite for the industry, no fault of employees yada yada) but still, I am 61 and have no job.
I’ve only ever left jobs of my own volition, so this is a weird new feeling. And being 61, where I live and my skillsets, I’m not hopeful of securing another job in the foreseeable future. Unless of course my last job (which I left 18m ago to go to this one) might take me back. But of course, in the run-up to Xmas, that’s gonna be a no-go, so I’ll have to wait until at least February before getting back into the job market.
Getting old sucks. Getting old without a job or secure income sucks even more.