Just completely lost my Libsyn site, so Grizzlysgrowls.com now points to the blog here. At least Blogger is still free, and the domain is paid for for another three years. So, now I'm not a podcaster anymore, just another blogger.
Got laid off from my job early in the whole stay-at-home thing with the pandemic. Laid off hell, basically just fired. The Texas company that had bought the local company I worked for, packed up their carpet bags and headed back to Texas. That's happened to me twice now.
Doesn't appear to be much work here anymore. Maybe none for an older fella like me. I do have Social Security, but that's enough for nothing-in-particular, about half what I made when I had my last job. And now I can't even say I'm a podcaster.
I want to be working. I keep reading about how there's so much demand for workers. And I look, and I'm not seeing the demand, without a college degree.
I do have a Diploma for Media Studies and Production, which'd seem to show I'd be qualified for some radio station. Except of course the radio stations aren't looking, best I can tell. Really aren't "local" radio stations anymore, all corporate owned, and they don't use people, they use recordings and computers.
Most of my life I've been able to (1) get a job through a Temp agency, (2) have the employer decide to keep me for the full 90 days, then (3) get asked to stay "permanently." That's how I got the job from which I was discarded after seven years.
I'm a fair writer, I think, though not brilliant. Only talent I have realistically is sounding pretty in front of a microphone.
Now I can't do that.
That's all I got.