This is a true story about what happened to me after I'd been made redundant at forty-eight. I'm Don and I'd worked for a large company for thirty-one years as an executive. The company restructured and I got enough in my pay out clear my mortgage and live reasonably well. But I had a daughter at University and another about to go. To pay for them I needed to get another position, but despite the hundreds of letters of application I wasn't getting interviews. I was too old for most firms so started to get depressed about the whole situation.