Deaf Unemployment Rate @ 72.5%...!!!

DeafDucky

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I agree. But, it's not totally dismal, deaf are getting jobs. You need to be in the right place and you need to have the right education.
so what does one do when.. they DO have the right education, plenty of past experience... and theoretically "in the right place" (whatever that may mean)?

I am an educated person... college... then changed careers- business school training program. Course.. my experience is in a field that may or may not be getting smaller- it's still out there though. So I can't explain why I am having a hard time finding any kind of job. For the last year I pretty much gave up out of frustration and disillusionment. School one would say... well.. if I had the money! VR drags their asses on that anyway also. Min wage job you say? They won't even interview me for those.

but hey..2017...maybe I'll get lucky. I don't know... I have age against me now too.
 

zeefour

Active Member
I think using deaf when you are hoh is a little harder. I am moderate to server hoh and when I tell people I am HoH they take it as I can hear their voices just fine. When I tell people I am deaf they tell me I am lying because I talk to well.
I did read this study about how if hoh can see them self as deaf and embrace it they will be more confident. I don't know if hoh could consider them selves deaf though. But if they are part of the Deaf world and culture I could see how they would consider themselves Deaf per say

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Sorry @DeafNerdMommy this is an old post, but I feel like I'm in the same position. I talk too well and grew up with more signed English than ASL and until this year it has been rusty to "be Deaf" but then people think HoH means I can hear everything they say okay. Glad to know I'm not alone!
 

DeafNerdMommy

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Sorry @DeafNerdMommy this is an old post, but I feel like I'm in the same position. I talk too well and grew up with more signed English than ASL and until this year it has been rusty to "be Deaf" but then people think HoH means I can hear everything they say okay. Glad to know I'm not alone!
I am glad you don't feel alone :) it is kind of weird being in the middle. I was raised in the hearing world so joining the Deaf world was both exciting and scary. I have not been part.of the Deaf community locally in some time.
 

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