Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

The Value of a Job Is More Important Now Than Ever

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

The Value of a Job Is More Important Now Than Ever

Article excerpt

YOU work hard all your life, but unfortunately the company you are presently employed by has decided to cut staff.

After a week waiting for the final decision of just who will be staying and who will be going, you are handed a pink slip and thanked for your dedication as you walk out of the door.

At 55 years of age, you know it won't be easy finding a job, but you at least have a decent payout to keep the household going until you find something.

Roll forward six months and after sending off 100 resumes and attending more than a dozen interviews, you start to wonder if you'll ever get a job.

Worse still, the money has now run out and already you are a month behind on your house payments.

You now know just how important your previous job was and you wonder if you could have done something different to have been chosen as one of those who kept their job. …

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