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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:51 PM

23. No, we're not

I was let go in 2008 and was not able to find another suitable position despite, or becuase of years of experience in my industry, IT. The kind of work I did was outsourced to people who the company admitted produced lesser quality work. All because they were cheaper.

And just try being in your late 40s and now 50s trying to find another job in corporate America. Good Luck. Must long term unemployed are in my age cohort. We did not want to stop working. We are too young to retire and still enjoy doing quality, meaningful work.

I guess if you mean by "full employment" that means, you're younger than 40 and possibly have a grad degree. There are a lot of us out here that were forcibly retired with no 401Ks, no healthcare, no holidays, sick leave, or vacation pay.

Fuck that.

I'm starting my own company in a completely different industry, one for which I had to train. Nobody tells me how long I may or may not work.

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