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Mon January 23, 2012
Finding a job after age 55 felt like “swimming upstream”
Name: Mary Beth Hetrick
Midwest Home: Westland, Michigan
New Home: Cambridge, MA
After 20 years with a non-profit organization I was let go as I “cost too much.” I spent many hours, days and weeks over a three-year period trying to get a job. As I was over 55 it seemed as if I was swimming upstream.
I could not find a job in Michigan. In the community I lived in stores began to go out of business. It was a very down economy. I visited my children in Boston and was able to get a job immediately. Better economy by far.
I think it is going to be years before Michigan finds an economy that will work. I do not think I will ever return.