|Published:||Jul 09, 2010 11:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 09, 2010 7:56 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - We've all heard of being too young to work... but too old?
That's the case a number of Fort Myers seniors are facing... and now some are getting fed up with the workforce, and taking matters into their own hands.
Too young for retirement, but too old to work?
That's usually not the case, but a pair of seniors say their age is what's cutting their interviews short.
"I gave him a copy of my drivers license he came back i seen the look on his face it was ice cold. and all of the sudden the interview was over."
August Corso is sixty two years old.
He's been unemployed for two years, and he relives that situation on every job interview. "Its an age thing if you talk to anybody over fifty five years old they'll tell you they've experienced the identical same thing."
Augie is fed up... starting his own maintence company... but he's not the only one with these frustrations.
"I can't get through the door i can't even get called in for an interview." Sixty year old Stephen Beckwith is living on unemployment and a severence package.
He continues to pass out resumes and scour the internet... but that's as far as it ever goes.
"I've never been unemployed i've always had a job and its frustrating and basically confusing."
Another handcuff for seniors, according to the fort myers career and service center, is a lack of computer skills.
Now every day people just like august and stephen start their cars, waiting for the call that will ultimately give them something to do.