In the midst of doom and gloom

Hawaii 006-A


David continues to apply for accounting jobs for which he is highly qualified, but is not contacted about.  An exception was a call from an employment agency, and he saw them on Thursday.  It was only a 20 minute interview.

When he got home, David googled the company he was interviewed for and discovered that a relative of ours is the chief financial officer there.  Wow.  We have decided not to notify this relative about David’s application, because it would be inappropriate.  David hopes he will be called back by the company on Monday, but he is not optimistic.  He says his age (64) is a hindrance.

Meanwhile, we look forward to the Hawaii vs. Nevada football game in Reno today.  Hope we win for a change.  David will use the new pizza delivery bag he bought recently when he picks up pizza for the game. Will this bag actually keep the pizza hot?  Stay tuned.

See how we manage to have fun in the midst of doom and gloom?

12 Responses to “In the midst of doom and gloom”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    You guys are having fun. Enjoy the pizza.

  2. granny annie Says:

    I thought you had decided to retire and enjoy life.

  3. Christine Says:

    enjoy the game! Tell David not to give up if that is what he wants to do.

  4. Olga Says:

    I hate to believe it, but age is a known source of discrimination. It must be frustrating to keep interviewing and then be overlooked. I am glad that you both can let that go and enjoy life outside of the job hunt.
    I am so very grateful that Mike and I retired early and had the time we spent together in the last nine years. I would not trade any of it for anything in this world.

  5. DJan Says:

    I retired at 65 and have never been sorry. But it would be different if I had been forced to retire. I hope David finds something that he would enjoy. Age discrimination is alive and well, though.

  6. L...w Says:

    Doom and gloom?? It is not fun being overlooked because of the age factor, but at least David has the option of choosing retirement. My husband likes to call situations like this a “happy problem”….

    • gigihawaii Says:

      Ideally, David would prefer to be retired at age 70 when his SS check would be bigger. But, his job made him so sick he had to quit at age 64. Cobra costs $408 per month. It will be better when he qualifies for Medicare at age 65.

      • L...w Says:

        Yikes, Cobra is high. With Obamacare starting soon, it should be good for early retirees and the self employed. Qualifying for a subsidy would depend on your income (MAGI), not assets.

  7. Linda Reeder Says:

    You and David may not be as well of financially, but you certainly are healthier emotionally. If a job comes along, great, but if not, you’ll manage and be happy doing it.

  8. Juicy J Says:

    So was the pizza hot? Im dying to know….

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