ANGRY FOR BEING 52 YEARS OLD, A LETTER TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

WHAT YOU WILL READ BELOW IS A LETTER I JUST SENT TO MEMBERS OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT. YOU MIGHT FIND IT FUNNY YOU MIGHT FIND IT SAD, BUT THOUGH IT ALL YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING

 

Time to create a new Israeli Government Ministry.

 

I say that today we create a brand new Govt. Ministry and call it the

“Official Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Disinformation”

This way we can put the Absorption ministry (that couldn’t absorb a coffee spill (Misrad ha kleeta).), The Government employment office, (Liskat ha tazotka)

The Jewish agency, and any other office that deals with “new Immigrants and returning residents” in one building and then BLOW IT UP!

Why so hostel you ask? Well how many lies can a man hear from these offices till he starts to believe these lies himself? I ask you! How many people must ask you that same question before you start asking it of yourself? How many days do you need to be reminded that you gave up a life in one place to find out you don’t have a life here at all?

OK now that you might either be on the same track as I am, or just a little bit confused by this mini rant (Yes it’s a mini). So I’ll explain to you what I go through on a daily basis here in Israel.

In all the government offices mentioned above I get told that I’m too old. YES I’M TOO OLD they say to me over and over again. Wow 52 is too old.  REALLY? You have to be kidding me? No you aren’t? Well let me detail it for you a bit.

When I went to the Kfar Saba office of the “Ministry of Absorption” the woman in charge said to me “You will have a problem finding a job here since you are over 35” (if you could have seen my face) They also like to lie about stuff in this office as well but that’s another story.

In the Employment office they said “We have nothing for you because you are older then what the companies want” (Age discrimination is against the law here as well as elsewhere but here the law has as many teeth as a new born baby). And I have to return to these offices every month to sign, and weekly to look for work.

I’ve gone to a few interviews  and was told by the folks that put me through the ringer many times that I’m exactly what they are looking for except I’m too old.

Hell the lady for the Absorption ministry even told a company that wanted a English speaking Tech that she had one but he was over 50 making me sound like I was in my 70’s to them so they wouldn’t even consider me after the interview even though they said I was the only person to show up with both the background they desired and the perfect English. (I guess I need to get some “JUST FOR MEN” and color the old cotton top!

All these wastes of life tell me “OPEN A COMPANY!”  Errrrrrrr? What?  Open a company? With what money? To which they answer “TAKE OUT A LOAN! OR FIND AN INVESTOR” which makes me roll my eyes and ask “in this messed up economy you want me to risk it all?” and they just sort of agree without voicing it out loud since they are smug and safe till retirement in their “you can’t fire me” offices.

 

Now how many times can you hear from these same folks that are paid a good wage to help you get your stuff together ask you “why did you leave America? I wouldn’t have” Yet Israel is looking for new immigrants and for the “YORDEM” like me to return. Why?

Well after 8 months it looks like they really don’t care about us as a whole or as a singular, but what they do care about is all that money we bring in.

Yes they actually think that all Americans are multi millionaires! (ROFLMFAO). Too much TV for these guys! Too many stories and lies told by friends and family living overseas scraping to make it each month.

 

So now you all know why I’m angry,  now it is in the clear,  why I might flip a desk or two the next time I go into one of these offices and hear the same lies and half truths that they are now becoming famous for.

Now I wonder to myself  why did I give up and move back to a country that told me long ago that I was needed but now just doesn’t care enough to really help?

No I’m not going to pack it in so quickly, No I’m not going to find a tall building and a high powered rifle, even though the thought of the second one is tempting. No I’m going to raise a stink ,   and make sure those folks that are going to soon make aliya  or Hozar, that they need to think more than twice before they do anything,  and not just by showing up on that free flight with nefish ba nefish and kissing the tarmac is anything going to be better than it was.

There needs to be a change in these offices, they need to be swept clean of the leaches that infest them and are just worried about their paychecks getting to the bank and not doing their jobs.

At 52 years of age I’m not old. NO I’m not. I might have Grey hair! I might have a slight limp! I might have a paunch in the belly, but I’m not OLD!

I work my backside off, I continue to learn new technologies, I am current in everything around me and am even will to do other jobs then the type I did in the states! And there I was the oldest field tech in my office and had the best record as per everything. Then there is the plus to my age. I’m not going to be called up all the time for reserves anymore, I’m not going to be looking for other jobs cause I’d be happy with whatever I get. And I have experience not only with working but with people. I know life!

 

So there is the rant!  There is the anger

Now as a minister what you going to do about it?

 

 

This will be posted in an open BLOG

https://merkavamk3.wordpress.com/

 

Robert Goldman

 

 

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One response to “ANGRY FOR BEING 52 YEARS OLD, A LETTER TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

  1. took till now to get a responce. seems it takes time for our officals to read their mail. the PM’s office is taking care of a few things and the guy that made me angry enough to write it called me today with an offer to help me. seems it took an angry letter to get someone to do their freaking job

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