Like most people, they can’t seem to comprehend that we can’t get a job unless somebody interviews us.
And since they have NEVER made the money we did as software developers, they can’t comprehend that people consider us overqualified, so they won’t interview us because we won’t stay when times get better.
So they throw us into the river to see if we sink, or swim
After all, even though we have paid unemployment all of our lives, that is not up to them unless we worked enough hours in the last year,
The fact that we have been unemployed for the previous five years is not something they can’t comprehend.