It's rough out there...
I had a union job for 27 years with 13 years perfect attendance. I made 21.00/hr and great insurance(that I rarely used ).
In 2003 the company filed chapter 11 (which I lost my pension). The company shut down the plant and 2 weeks later came up under a new corporation. The new company kept about a hand full of people on just to keep it running and laid everyone off.
Now I'm 58 years old and working for a 3rd of what I made and with no insurance. For some reason I can't seem to keep a job anymore than 6 months at a time. Either the job ends or just lately personal conflicts on the job raises my anxiety.
I feel like a complete loser, my family says that I'm not a loser.
I'm 4 years away from early retirement and it can't come soon enough. The next 4 years seems like climbing Mount Everest in a snow storm. Also no one wants to hire a 58year old has been.