Every time someone who is supposed to help me at this point in my life makes the title statement to me I feel that it is as phony as a three dollar bill. Those people who say that to me have jobs where they can at least pay their bills and have something left over to have a life of choices about what is possible for the future. For me to write this blog after actively seeking work for over a year and not being successful in that mission I am angry at the country that I put my life on the line has not given me that simple request. I have put in applications to at least ten different employment agencies in Ventura County over the past year with no response about employment.
This is from people that I spoke to over and over about giving me a chance to work for a living. People who were not even born when I put my life on the line for the country I was led to believe if you want to work then we will hire you. I am angry every day that I have to worry about how can I pay my bills and maybe go out and enjoy a life that we all know costs money.
Do not thank me just give me a chance to work a have a sense of self respect that all who work for a living feel on payday. If there is anyone out there can help me find a employment please contact me because everyday that passes tells me that my service and the mistakes made by me in the past are more important that the positive things that I accomplished. Just as the people that I now see on a daily basis standing on the street corners with cardboard signs saying they need help. I need help. Can anyone in the world help me get a sense of self respect by once again being gainfully employed. Then the title to this blog will make sense to me and not just be a hollow statement that we veterans hear that goes in one ear and out the other. America are you listening?