I know I’ve posted about this before… but I’m still feeling this way. I’m 54 and, for the first time in my life, I’m unemployed… and I feel like I’m unemployable.
I worked for the same company for 26 years. It closed it’s doors last April. I stupidly “obsoleted” myself. I learned and used various web skills on an “as needed” basis and really fell behind the curve. I’ve been trying to learn (or relearn) some stuff, but I’m pretty overwhelmed.
I feel like I can’t do anything. I’m even looking at crappy minimum wage jobs and feel like I can’t even land one of these. I have no experience in “customer service,” etc. To make matters worse, I feel like I should be working from home because my Dad is 83 years old and might need my help.
I don’t know what to do and I’m frozen with fear and anxiety and self doubt. I'm not suicidal but I feel like I’d be better off dead... there's a ton of other stuff going wrong... and I feel like things are only going to get worse!