I am a older female and I have worked since I was 15. At times working 2 jobs and going to school. I never finished college, but did graduate from 2 tech schools, one for business and one for hospitality.
For the past 20 years, I worked for myself, wearing many hats. I am a artist and crafter and sold my things on my websites I had built, art fairs, social media, etc. While also doing some Virtual Assistant work and Customer Service work all from home.
Before that, I had also served in the Air Force, worked in the accounting department of a bank, worked for the airlines, retail, student loans, cable industry, etc.
Remember I said I am a older female that started working when I was 15 lol. So over 50 years of experience in a lot of different fields.
Anyway, in 2018, I decided I wanted to return to the traditional work force. It took me close to a year and a half to find my current "job". I am extremely underpaid, bored, overqualified and keep getting passed over for promotions which are given to young inexperienced people. I have been applying everywhere and if I do hear back, the pay is less then what I am currently being paid.
I am signed up with temp agencies, but they have been no help which is a surprise. In the early 90's I did a 5 year stint with the temp agencies and I was loved and got job offer after job offer from every company I was sent to. I have had my resume edited and updated by the local Women's Center. Currently doing customer service with being required to take 140+ calls a day, all for $10 an hour plus commission with no raises except through promotion. I am in the Arlington, TX area. Because of the hours I work, can't even get a part time job to supplement it. Which at my age, I shouldn't need to. By the way, I didn't do job hopping, 4 years at K'mart, 5 years at the bank, 3 years cable company, etc. With many years working more than 1 job at a time. I just want one job that I can enjoy and get paid a decent wage for the next 10 years til I retire and that I can grow and move up the company ladder.