Sincerely: I am relying on my credit card for monthly use.
I lost my job at the start of the pandemic and haven’t found anything since.
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I’m 53 years old and have been a pub manager since I was 30. I love my job and hope to find something like it when restrictions are lifted.
But I always lose to someone younger or more qualified than me.
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I’m living on a Jobseeker’s Allowance and although I’ve cut my spending as much as I can, I’m still around £200 a month short.
So I’m relying on my credit card and the ‘buy now, pay later’ plan but I’ve been in debt for £4,000 since last March and I don’t know how this can stop anytime soon.
DEIDRE SAYS: Many companies want to have emotionally mature and experienced employees, so don’t put yourself off.
I’m sending you my support package, Help For Job Hunters, with tips to help you with your search.
Contact nationaldebtline.org (0808 808 4000), for confidential advice and a repayment plan.
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