DEAR CHRISTINE: Willing to try hand at any job
I write this letter with a heavy heart. I am in my 20s and like many other young people, I am unemployed.
Christine, I have a young child whose father does not support him although I have put him in court. Life has become very hard as I have had to rely on friends and family who are unable to give much because they have little themselves.
Some days I do not know what to do as I have tried to find a job any and everywhere. I am not one to pick and choose. I am willing to do anything, although I am educated.
Christine, I listen to people talk about how young people don’t want work. This is not so for all of us. Some of us just need a chance. Advertisements offering jobs usually request persons with experience.
How can we have experience when no one will give us a chance?
If you know of any person or business in need of a janitor, kitchen assistant or a secretary please let me know. I also have an associate degree in social work. Thank you for giving me a chance.
You have spoken much truth. Experience can only be gained when one is given the chance to gain experience.
From time to time young persons like you are successful when they seek help through this column. I am sure someone will reach out to you.
My assistant will also make contact with you via the email address you’ve used to see how we can help.
Everyone deserves a chance and you deserve one. Hang in there. Things will get better.