Good luck; hope things turn your way soon.
Our local economy has been hit hard recently. A large area employer has just laid off a lot of people. What I find hard to come to grips with (I understand the financial reasoning) is most of those let go were people who had 25-35 years with the company. Now all these 50 year olds are out there starting over. I have seen this happen so often in business. You get years in with the company, which also means you build up your salary, then a cutback and you are the first to go. I sure hope all the younger workers out there realize this is something that has been going on for years and someday they will be our age.
I'm sure if it is your age, it is something that will be hard to prove. Here's hoping the right thing comes along soon.