Ugh…. I got laid off.

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I’m 67, Started working at 12 newspaper boy, door to door leaf raking specialist then store candy store hand , soda jerk then grocery store stock boy, then started at lowest end learning technical trade at 21 and still at same company today. Never layed off never unemployed. Good luck
Thanks for your …..support?
 

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Just file an age discrimination charge with the labor board, you will be hired back in no time if its true.

Good Luck
Problem with that…. Two others older than me still there.
If anything, they discriminate against treasure hunters.
 

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I’m 67, Started working at 12 newspaper boy, door to door leaf raking specialist then store candy store hand , soda jerk then grocery store stock boy, then started at lowest end learning technical trade at 21 and still at same company today. Never layed off never unemployed. Good luck
Hello relicmeister

You my friend have lived charmed life. Sadly it is not the way for many of us these days are lucky to be in the same job for 4 years.

It was horrible existence for one job to next always stuck on the bottom of ladder of each company as soon I progressed the company shut down or move off shore or be bought out and l would be surplus. Most of the work places I worked in was toxic. Like a pack of mongrel dogs fighting over scraps.

Do not miss the work environment anymore one bit. I feel sorry for kids today as the effect of AI has not been felt yet. So there are millions around the globe are going to become redundant. technology are making human obsolete.

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Goldbuggy

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Welp, who’s hiring?
Boss laid me off today, dammit man.
I gotta admit selling cheese isn’t my life’s calling, I just kinda fell into it. 3 years doing the easiest job I ever had, and BAM! Gimmie your keys. Guess I need to find a real job.
Saw it coming too…. They cut back everyone’s hours, skimping on production, not paying bills, etc…and also stopped contributions into 401k, and cancelled the health insurance. Obviously they are trimming the fat, making the company an attractive buy for when the owners sell and retire. My resume is kinda stale, so I gotta tighten that up.
Wish me luck Tnet, my detecting hours are about to increase!
Good Luck Dave, you’ll find something, just keep digging… Only a different way
 

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Hmmm... did you not meet the cheese selling quota ?

Bah... Switch from selling Cheese to selling Rum.
Its less fattening.

Like stated above... look for something you find interesting and or really like doing...
Then it will be less like "work" and more like "what you do".
 

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Sucks Dave.
Hopefully it turns out to be a blessing in disguise, and you end up in a fantastic situation!
Good luck for real.
 

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I was let go on the 11th of this month due to some conditions that put an unexpected stain on the company. I applied for SS and I've been saving for retirement for more than 40 years. I'll be 68 this year, so maybe it's time to just go and be old I'm thinking and not give a damn so much anymore. The thought of that really does make me happy. I've been where your at before BW Dave and don't worry much, because we're Americans where anyone can land on their feet by just wanting to.
I didn't know if I should like on that TR. On that SS there's a chance they'll pay you back pay from when you were 66, which should be your full retirement age, ask em. They did me, cause I went past before I applied. You can work as much or as little as you want to without affecting your benefits. Of course we are always hiring, but with your experience you should go hire on as a tour guide that takes tourists through some of the gold mines up here.
 

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I didn't know if I should like on that TR. On that SS there's a chance they'll pay you back pay from when you were 66, which should be your full retirement age, ask em. They did me, cause I went past before I applied. You can work as much or as little as you want to without affecting your benefits. Of course we are always hiring, but with your experience you should go hire on as a tour guide that takes tourists through some of the gold mines up here.
I was hoping things could be ironed out, but a lot of money was over extended to these smaller mine startups. Anyway I've already got something going again with some coherents I've known and worked with in the past for some part time work. Maybe I should check out Kroger. They shut the hot deli down at my local K Soopers, cuz they can't find anyone to work it. My oldest girl is employed by Kroger as a nurse practitioner in their Little Clinics. She works a permanent location in Ft Collins and at times fills in at other locations on her normal days off.
 

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Gene Mean

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Good luck to you. I started working at Lowe's part time several years ago and I have to say, they take care of their employees. BBQs and bonuses company-wide several times a year. They were giving away $100 million a month during covid. Getting another payment in 2 weeks. I always liked shopping there and like working there too. Just a thought, even temporarily.
 

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Good luck to you. I started working at Lowe's part time several years ago and I have to say, they take care of their employees. BBQs and bonuses company-wide several times a year. They were giving away $100 million a month during covid. Getting another payment in 2 weeks. I always liked shopping there and like working there too. Just a thought, even temporarily.
I've had thoughts of applying at a new Lowes they built maybe not quite two years ago that I could walk to from my house. I actually talked a bit to a part time retired fellow when I was there and asked him what it was like. He pretty much described exactly what you're saying.
 

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You wrote: "I was let go on the 11th of this month due to some conditions that put an unexpected stain on the company."

I applied for SS and I've been saving for retirement for more than 40 years. I'll be 68 this year, so maybe it's time to just go and be old I'm thinking and not give a damn so much anymore. The thought of that really does make me happy. I've been where your at before BW Dave and don't worry much, because we're Americans where anyone can land on their feet by just wanting to.
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"I'll be 68 this year, so maybe it's time to just go and be old I'm thinking"

I retired early at 55, SS filed for at 62 years old, and I never regretted it. A decent stock portfolio from decades of working is enough for my simple hobbies.
 

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Bummer dude.

good luck in the future whatever you decide to do.

I have been there, like many others, and most often I find when I look back at that time, that the event was really a blessing in disguise. I got more motivated and got things done, and it turned out for the best in the long run.

It's never easy during that time, and it's difficult to get through, but we do get through it, and things do get better.

Knock, knock? Who's there? Not me anymore.
 

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