I have a bright future as a homeless man, I’m 29, currently jobless. Why am I not looking for a job? Since October 2016 I’ve filled out 136 applications, not 1 call back.
I know why, due to having ptsd I was unable to work for around 8 years, which means when I fill out an application my references and work history is 8 years old, so i literally have no options.
I’m an only child, parents in their 50’s, I live in the country, so surviving as a homeless person, would surviving in the woods, something I can do, but would rather not.
Why don’t I get assistance of some kind? I went through the process of job placement which I was literally told verbatim “you most likely won’t get a job”. What about financial assistance? I applied about 6 years ago while at the time suffering from ptsd, bipolar disorder type 2, agoraphobia, hypomania, depression disorder, anxiety disorder, and OCD, i was told “you’re case isnt severe enough for financial aid”, if only I knew where to get some of that white privilege.
I think everyone would agree defeating all of my mental illnesses is a great milestone for anyone, but.. only after be rejected by everyone, doesn’t move you forward, it brings you back to where you were.
So now I get to deal with depression and anxiety.. again. Preparing for a future as a homeless person, any money I have or make from selling stuff I don’t spend on anything because of the inevitable.
One may wonder why I’m not active on here anymore, so here’s your answer. The only thing that has held me together for the past 13 years, my dog, is dying, what will happen after that? A job, for any person with my history is the #1 most important thing from keeping everything from returning, which no one cares, if they did, the mere existence of homeless people wouldn’t exist.
You may hear from me again, you may not, but i will leave everything here and not delete it. I live under oppression and judgement everyday, try not to create it, but help fix it, with compassion and knowledge.
“Job creation” in the political world means this.. if you have significant experience in a field, with a consistent job history, you will be hired, if you have a work history gap, you are worthless.
Anyone who stops this judgmental oppression, will not only be a hero, but will change the world.
The Real World