Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey
Kind of split on this one. My Dad was unable to find another job in automotive design. He was on unemployment, actively seeking new jobs, and was unable to find any. He'll be 62 this year. Not exactly the age where you can easily switch things up, take classes or whatever to get a different job. Because of his heart and back he was able to go on Social Security Disability.
Guys with your dad's background (I have his resume) are hurtin', their line of work (specifically in his area of expertise) is gone, and isn't EVER going to come back in numbers. His only choice would be heavy truck or aerospace. It's sad.
I think if more people didnt have the unemployment security blanket a lot of them would get off their ass and FIND work, not just look for what they have always done.
I am behind that asshole 100% even if he is doing it for the wrong reason.