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About susansover50

This is my first attempt at public blogging so I will keep it simple. My name is Susan and I am 53 years young. I was motivated to set up this blog by a relatively recent article in "the Irish Journal" by Tom Neville titled 'There is often a stigma that people in their 50s, who are out of work, are waiting it out until retirement'. I like many other over 50's who commented on this article can relate to it's contents. So out of curiosity I am setting up this blog especially for 50's who feel that Ireland is becoming an increasingly ageist society. So happy trial blogging hopefully. My blogs will be shared on Facebook with my friends.

A Minimalism Plateau?

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I’m struggling. Honestly, it’s tough. It feels like i’ve thrown away everything remotely useless and anything I don’t love or need. Well clearly this is not the point at which…

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Welcome to Generation Media or (Fake News)?!?

‘Our governments tend to be unadventurous and lazy, taking ideas off the British rack and implementing them here with some kind of local twist. This is how we got JobPath, which is based on Britain’s Workfare, which itself is based … Continue reading

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My next minimalist challenge is Project 333? ‘The idea behind Project 333 is simple: Wear only 33 articles of clothing for the next 3 months’ 🤔 It is a bucket list work in progress 😉

So I watched a really interesting documentary on minimalism yesterday evening. Living a minimalist lifestyle can have positive health benefits both mentally and physically. I am not a hoarder but I have too much stuff so after the program I … Continue reading

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I am, by my nature, a very disciplined addictive person. My disciplined nature does however ‘luckily’ outweigh my ‘addictive alter ego’ 🤔’Me thinks’? and I have been lucky and well grounded with the friends I have met in my unstable life😏 💚

I am diverting from my Seetec annoyance to have some ‘philosophical reasoning with myself in the meaning of human happiness in life’🤔?  Seetec and its governance is a real annoyance for me as it is very much based on a … Continue reading

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‘I, Daniel Blake’ is a social conscience story.

“Quotes from the movie” ‘They call this a paupers funeral because it is the cheapest plot’ “I am not a client, a customer or a service user” “I am not a sherpher, a scrounger, a begger or a thief” “I … Continue reading

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‘I, Daniel Blake’: The trailer for Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winner – video. Seetec/Job Path

‘Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to … Continue reading

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My personality leans towards negativity in life issues. I consistently annoy people by saying ‘sorry’. I agree that it must be very irritating to others 😖 This is not an on purpose quest on my part and in true form I am apologizing now also 🤥

Thank you Shoshana for sharing this video.  I am a constant work in progress but I do find the political obstacles and cronyism decisions annoying but then I think to myself, we all have family tragedies and suffer in a … Continue reading

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I am diverting from my job seeking journey tonight. My beloved son, Sean, describes me as a constantly changing ‘phase in the motion of life’ persona type🍃🍁🌻

I am a very analytically/emotionally charged person in life and only my close friends, old and new, who I have been so fortunate to meet in my life understand my odd personality😐.  Truly it confuses me also (and more so … Continue reading

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‘Why do we treat our older people so badly? Jacky Jones: Society benefits from them yet older people do not get the services they need’😥

At the age of 53 I don’t feel old and in fact I am normally blissfully unaware of my age 🤣 but whilst actively looking for employment in the last year I feel very aware of the reality of my … Continue reading

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The Department of Social Protection have a long history of recreating social welfare employment bodies to maintain the ‘class’ status quo in society🤔 So now we have Seetec and Jobpath?? and Turas Nua??? Now I have admitted in an earlier post to be easily confused 🤣

Okay 🤔 Manpower, AnCo, Fas, what came after Fas?  Am I bothered? Intreo, Seetec/Jobpath and Turas Nua? So my job prospects over 50 are looking like the Monty Python song now “Always look on the bright side of life” and … Continue reading

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