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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Superduty] #7977968 09/17/20 04:44 PM
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I was laid off at 57. It's how I wound up in Alabama. If I had known how cheap it was to live here, I would have moved years ago. Now I play the Corporate game and have my career on cruise control for 3 more years. Good luck with the new company. It's hard to change, but you can do it.


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Originally Posted by Dry Fire
I was laid off at 57. It's how I wound up in Alabama. If I had known how cheap it was to live here, I would have moved years ago. Now I play the Corporate game and have my career on cruise control for 3 more years. Good luck with the new company. It's hard to change, but you can do it.


And the final answer is................

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I lost my job in 2009 at age 51. The prospect of finding a new job at that time was very bleak. It took me 6 months and I only landed a new job by networking with people I already knew. Bypassing the HR departments.

So be grateful you have a new position at a new company with an increase in pay. If it is not what you like, it is always better to look elsewhere when you are actively employed.

I hope this works out for you. Best of luck.

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Best of luck to you.

I left my job of 9 years about 3 weeks ago. Just don’t need the stress of oil and gas along with being at the office away from family. It was weird not setting the alarm and not being in traffic. My only job for the next year or so is finishing my masters and finding a less stressful career. I’ll start looking for a job in about a year. My wife calls me her trophy husband. Can’t wait to be on the boat or in the marsh anytime I want.

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Good luck Shane...I’m sure you’ll do great and it will work out.

It’s weird to me that at your age you’re seeing or feeling age discrimination...by most folks clocks, you have over 10 years working years left and rarely do people stay places that long anymore. Makes zero sense to me to not hire someone in their 50’s. I can however see Stub’s perspective at 62, that’s different but still against the law.


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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Superduty] #7978120 09/17/20 06:44 PM
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Good luck - better to land quickly and continue income stream.


Freedom is a fragile thing ...Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Superduty] #7978124 09/17/20 06:46 PM
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Been There and done it twice.

You will do great

I do still talk to some of my old work mates and it is ALL changing for the worse as far as being a sales person.


Keep us posted

Bill has and extra bedroom he'll rent out cheap if it goes South up


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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Judd] #7978125 09/17/20 06:47 PM
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Cant imagine working a job. Born in 64 and retired in 99.

Good luck heavy d. Wish you and your airstream and new back porch the best.


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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: TCM3] #7978348 09/17/20 09:48 PM
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God Bless your new job up

Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Buzzsaw] #7978375 09/17/20 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Been There and done it twice.

You will do great

I do still talk to some of my old work mates and it is ALL changing for the worse as far as being a sales person.


Keep us posted

Bill has and extra bedroom he'll rent out cheap if it goes South up


Were you in sales, Buzz? That might help to explain some of your compulsions. grin

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Best of luck with new job and people

Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Superduty] #7978423 09/17/20 10:59 PM
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The best increases in pay happen when you leave one job for another. As a college professor once told me, don't think of yourself as being paid for what you do. Think of yourself as being paid not to do it for someone else.

I also remember reading a report many years ago that found not taking more risks is what people approaching retirement regretted most.

Good luck.

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No ridicule or flames from me.
You seem to have a good head on those shoulders and will find the best of the situation no matter what happens.

Godspeed..


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I want to Thank you all for the support, means more than you know. I have never failed in anything that I have done work wise. We will see.

Again you all, you are awesome, cannot thank you enough.
'Btw, skunked today fishing.

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A slow fishing day is a good sign. It means you’re due.

Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Texas Dan] #7978609 09/18/20 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
The best increases in pay happen when you leave one job for another. As a college professor once told me, don't think of yourself as being paid for what you do. Think of yourself as being paid not to do it for someone else.

I also remember reading a report many years ago that found not taking more risks is what people approaching retirement regretted most.

Good luck.


I'm a contractor. Every job I get comes to an end eventually. You get used to it.

The remark about increases in pay, is spot on. Thats why I do it. That, and I like keeping things fresh and interesting. I learned to like change and look at it as an adventure.

Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Sneaky] #7978620 09/18/20 01:46 AM
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Been There and done it twice.

You will do great

I do still talk to some of my old work mates and it is ALL changing for the worse as far as being a sales person.


Keep us posted

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Were you in sales, Buzz? That might help to explain some of your compulsions. grin

yes, back when there was no real HR dept. and it was management by fear, now the numbers do the talkin. back then the boss would just say ,"fire his azz".

it really f'ed with my head, still haunts me to this day. definitely makes my bad side show, which you have all seen


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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Superduty] #7978635 09/18/20 01:59 AM
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I know what you mean. I worked for an outfit like that, once. It wasn’t fun, and like you, I still have not so fond memories about it. Thing is, it made me a far better hand than I would be, today, without that experience. It also helped me to not be that kind of manager.

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Super, I'm headed to the same boat, and I'm 57. All I can say is I feel for the young people just starting out in the world finding themselves competing with our group. We're salty and hungrier because we see the endgame. You got this.


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Best of luck! I've been in this boat. I was 54 when I was laid off at the end of 2017 by NRG after working in IT for the electric utility industry for 31 years. I naively thought I'd have no problems. I was getting a decent severance, the job market was very good, and I thought my 31 years of experience would count for something. What I found was that the influx of Indians into IT had driven salaries down to 1/2 of what I made. That companies outright discriminated against me due to my age. It took me 5 months and over 500 applications to finally land an offer. I'm at Raytheon now and while still a Project Manager, technically I'm not even in IT anymore but Supply Chain. I lost a good chunk of my salary too but thankfully not near as bad as some of the positions I had applied for. Fortunately they value my work and my salary after a little over 2 years is approaching what it had been. While I still puke everytime I see Michael McConnaghy doing a Reliant commercial - I'm proud to be working for a company that gives our war fighters the tools they need to thrive and survive.

Funny thing is, I figured going to Raytheon a 70,000 employee company and $30 billion a year in revenue I'd be safe from the constant corporate mergers I had dealt with for 30+ years, nope. We merged with another even bigger company (now about $200 billion in revenue and 200k employees) but so far things haven't changed much. If it can tie me over till I retire I'll be happy.

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Re: Well Friday is my last day... [Re: Superduty] #7990754 09/28/20 02:30 PM
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Good luck today, Shane!

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