So the unemployment benefits are gone, gone, gone. I send resumes out into a black hole and I even tell myself I understand why I don’t hear back from anyone. After all, I’m overqualified, yet under-qualified. Plus, I’m too old. And I have a skill set no one pays for anymore.
Just this morning, I called Sen. Casey’s office. The young careerist who answered the phone told me no, there were no additional tiers added to the unemployment legislation and as far as he knew, there wouldn’t be.
He talked about it as if he were describing gum on the bottom of his shoe. Ho hum, minor irritant, too bad but oh well! “Maybe the state will add its own state-funded extension,” he said cheerily. I suppressed the urge to tell him to pull his head out of his ass, and instead told him as a constituent, I hoped Senator Casey would do something to help people like me.
“Oh, sure, I’d be happy to pass that message along,” he chirped. And why not? He has a job.