It seems when the bottom fell out of the economy here in the United States it also fell out of my employment options. Prior to that I was earning a living working as a Temporay worker. I had quite a few jobs coming my way and I was still out there looking for permanent employment as well, but nothing seem to be happening on that front. So, I continued working as a temporary worker doing various jobs for various companies, then came financial crisis and the jobs weren't there any longer. That's not to say I wasn't trying I still contacted my agencies every day, and I was still looking for work. Some told me that my age I was in my early to mid forties then was part of the problem. I didn't understant why because you would think with age would come experience along with reliability. But now years later I am working online because well if no one would hire me I had to do it myself, I have had some decent jobs and some not so decent out here. I have also had my ups and downs where I have made good money then none at all. I didn't know if it was me who just had this problem, but then I started hearing about others on the news in the later forties and fities having the same issue. I also now know someone with a whole lot of vialbe work experience who can't seem to find work now that they are in their mid fifties. I don't know if this has to do with our age and the fact that companies see someone as being close to reitirement age so why invest in them. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that someone in a higher position could feel threatened by an older person with expericence because they could take their job or if it has to do with the fact that companies feel if they go with a younger not so experienced person they won't have to pay them as much. Not sure which of these is the reason perhaps its a mixture of all three.