I'm getting desperate. I was let go from a very well paying job in april of last year, I managed to keep everything current until my unemployment ran out. I had a highly technical and skilled Job in a manager role at a Major corporation. I was let go due to a reduction in workforce. I'm in Ohio.
I keep getting told I'm over qualified, I'm willing to do any kind of work but to get any type of Government assistance to save my home I must make at least 718 net per week I'm 2 months behind on my mortgage nearing 3 payments are 1400 per month now have a wife and 2 kids 19 &17. I was the sole provider, my wife cant make enough to get us through this, she dosent even have a GED. It will take at least 6000 to save my home. I know they will file any day to take it.
I've been trying to start my own business, I'm a Computer Security Expert but people only want to hire the kids these days. I have a good track record with work and never dreamed this would happen. I feel worthless. I even went to apply for welfare, and take food from some of the food banks to feed my family. I want to work! I apply everyday and was just turned down today for a low level help desk position, they said my qualifications were excellent but were not a match. I think they think I'd move on when something better comes along. Thanks to the tax refund I've been able to help keep things going another month (without paying mortgage) I just don't know what to do, I could and have been approved to go get a degree but I'm 40 and will lose everything before even starting school. I know how to protect companies and people from ID theft and would love to help educate parents on how to help protect their kids on the net.
Can anyone give me some advise, I think All hope is lost, heck I can't even get a job at a MCDonalds too overqualified. Tried Retail stores but again they want the kids. I have been trying everything, I have thought of ending it all but I have my wife of 22 years to think about and my 17 year old girl. Son can't even pay his own bills at 19 and he works as a stocker.
To top it all off my back was injured 2 years before my termination on the job I was working so I have some physcial limitations, even when I try to hide them they can see me walk in with a limp. Tried temp services and everything and I have professional certifications to prove I know what I'm doing with computers, I just suffer with the pain as BWC is trying to even cut my access to medication, I have a wworkmans comp lawyer but he is doing all he can to try to help. no luck yet and I think it will be too little to late if he can help. I'm even willing to travel upto 90% of the time if I have to. I see these people at OJDFS that dont even want to work, I DO.
Any advice is greatly appreciated, I don;t want sucked into one of the scams out there that will take the little I have left (not much at all since unemployment year ended and they give me nothing now)