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Another crappy day... 
4th-Mar-2010 04:08 pm
I had an appointment with the employment counsellor today and...I don't qualify for retraining assistance. Well, that sucks mightily.
It seems that because I'm in IT, it is considered a good employment market, so no help is required. But...the problem is that old fogies like me have been in this industry so long that my skillset (mainly for mainframe and Cobol) is outdated. We are a dying breed. We are in a sector of the industry that is disappearing. We do need either upgrading or retraining.
The counsellor understood that but she can't make a case for me to the government because the blind bureaucrats only recognize the computer industry as a whole and their experts tell them, it is one that should recover. ^$%&*^

My only option is to pay for training myself...thanks a lot...everyone else gets help but just not me.

So, I'm back now making myself feel better by making Avon pics and rewriting more of B7.

Avon Angry
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9th-Mar-2010 11:39 pm (UTC) - possible career move
Anonymous

1) You might consider taking the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Test, to match your personality with different careers. I did and ignored it, wanting to be a first grade teacher, the most important grade in school, since it teaches reading, then I accidentally ended up where it suggested:
2) You can be a librarian in one year, or nine months plus summer, depending on university. They might even snap you up, due to your technology background, also if you speak Spanish.
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