Some days are good; some days not so good. I am making my sister physically ill. This lady has been my absolute ROCK since I was laid off last year. She has sent out my resume for me when my computer has acted up…performed job searches…ferreted out names and contact information for recruiters… I can’t thank her enough! So far all her efforts and mine have been for naught. I have had NO NIBBLES over the course of the past 15 months! Last week her stomach started acting up. We are both prone to nervous stomachs but she had a severe ulcer shortly after graduating from college. With a great deal of perseverance, the stomach healed and she was pain-free until recently. All weekend long, she has looked pale and was barely picking at her meals. In my heart, I knew she was worrying over my lack of employment and household bills but she remained quiet until an hour ago. Her words poured out of her like water over a cataract. They tumbled and boiled. The intention was not to wound but to make me realize that my lack of employment is affecting those who love me. Yes, I am frightened of rejection! I spent 16 years with the former employer and it was all for NOTHING! I question every resume I send out, wondering if I’m up to the task. I know that whoever hires me will be quite fortunate as I am erudite and loyal. I perform my job superbly! I just wish companies could see beyond the paper; read between the lines. How do I compete with a Millennial as most employers seem gung-ho to hire these chippies? I don’t know but I do realize I need to in order to keep my sister happy and healthy!