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Anthony Sabeur
over 6 months ago

I have been out of work since April 28 2020. At this point, I'm applying for multiple jobs every day. Everyone is saying that employers are desperate to fill positions, but the experience I have is over qualified. I was Field engineer with PSS than Eckoh is UK company for 10 years than they laid me off and after 8 months they posted my position :( I reapplied and they told me I was not qualified . #employers #laidoff #advice

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Keith Turner
over 6 months ago

Well they placed me with a job I like worked the job for four days. I caught on to job great supervisor was impressed. Well I get ready go to work and job store calls and says we need to cancel your job assignment.i asked why and they say because my felony is only 2 years old. This job I was making 16hr. So I said ok she says don't worry come in I have another job for you do I go in to get the job assignment and it's for a job that pays 5$ less and does not match my skills. I mean litteraly a lab rat could do the job they gave me. This is all over my felonies and yes I was up front about my background. The company they sent me to first if felony friendly. What do I do?

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Debbie Bear
over 6 months ago

I know what you mean my 12 years working for toys r us is coming to an end. I don't know what to do, I pay my bills by myself and I have 3 boys.. it is really hard to swallow when you have,been working for a great company that brought so much joy to children's faces that the people you work with are not just co workers they are family.. and we all have been so loyal to toys r us it's going to be really hard to say goodbye..

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

Companies close, it’s a hard and sad truth. My friend Sarah's mother devoted 15 YEARS of her life to working for the same dental office. Then one day it was bought out by another company and she suddenly found herself without a job. No matter what the case is don’t hit that panic button! Take some deep breaths and check out these tips on what to do next.

1- Take care of YOU Your health is important so don’t go without health coverage! Speak to your former employer about extending your health insurance benefit for up to 18 months under COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) if it's available. You have 60 days after your coverage lapses to opt-in or start shopping for your own policy on https://www.healthcare.gov/ Your new employment status allows for you to actively enroll even if it's not open enrollment time.

2- Apply for unemployment benefits To receive unemployment benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment program in the state where you worked as soon as possible. Don't delay because this process can take awhile! The government-sponsored site, [CareerOneStop] (https://www.careeronestop.org/), has details on unemployment benefits in each state. You also can do a quick Google search to find your local Department of Labor and unemployment office and apply there.

3- Revisit your budget There’s no way of knowing how long you will be unemployed and because your income is now significantly less it's important to plan for the future. Revisit your accounts and see where you stand. Cut down on your expenses to only what is necessary for the time being. Put together a list of all the bills you currently pay such as car payments, student loans, rent, mortgage, groceries, etc. that are non-negotiable. Anything that isn’t essential cancel it for now and focus on the more important bills.

4- Stay in touch Don’t be afraid to connect NOW with your coworkers/managers! Ask them for their contact information and if they would consider being a reference. Stick to anyone you worked closely with who can attest to your skills on the job. If they ask you, offer them the same courtesy.

5- Be positive Right now is a difficult time but remaining positive will help see you through this! Surround yourself with loved ones who will support and guide you. Stay strong and look to the future. As the saying goes, "This too shall pass."

6- Apply It goes without saying that once you lose a job you need to replace it with another. So revamp that resume! Be sure to add any new skills and experiences you gained over your employment. Then when you are ready, search and apply to jobs in your area [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search).

Wishing you the best during this difficult time, stay strong!

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Tamara J
over 6 months ago

I’m just curious how many people have lost their jobs due to automation or robots? If you did, what line of work are you in? I’m a mortgage underwriter and was laid off because it was slow. However, I have lots of friends in the industry laid off due to a new automated system the banks are using. Our jobs are very complex so it’s shocking! I have other friends in different lines of work all telling me their companies laid off because of a new automated system. I feel like we’re being eliminated all at the same time. Just wondering what others experience has been.

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Sandra Nugent
over 6 months ago

So yesterday I was called into the office my last 15 minutes of work for them to tell me that they had to let me go because my position was no longer needed. I was hurt and crushed. But I feel that with one door closing, another will open. Staying Positive, I need to find a job asap in Shipping and Receiving and or Inventory

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Tyrone Ghoston
over 6 months ago

I'm in Dyer need. My company was bought out and I was one of the ones at top. I worked very hard to become warehouse manager. And now I don't know how I'm even gonna pay rent. I am loyal, hard working and above your average everyday worker. I can learn anything!

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Brenda Strickland
over 6 months ago

My position just got eliminated after 17 years of working with this company Although I may not have a high school diploma I’ve worked in the healthcare industry 27 years from nursing assistant,to admissions assistant to care Management Assistant I’m Am intelligent and learn fast right now I’m just feeling lost because I feel that companies are not going to give me a chance to show my skills because of not having a diploma I’ve worked hard to get these positions and showed them that I can do the job. So I’m just asking if you read this just give me a chance to prove that I’m the lady for the job thank you.

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Bruce Zepf
over 6 months ago

Can you get unemployment being laid off even though you were only considered a Part time employee.. My wife was there for 18 years?

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Sharon Johnson
over 6 months ago

I was laid off in 2016 after sixteen years service as a graphic designer. I have been a GD for 30+ years working with many programs. I completed AAS degree in Web Design at end of 2018. I have been searching for work as graphic designer for 9 months. After many job offers to sell insurance, I finally got an interview with a printing company for a GD position. Nailed interview, got job & agreed on pay rate (no other benefits). First week I was given little design work. Mostly finishing procedures (padding, cutting, folding etc). Paycheck on the next Monday was at rate promised. The second week, more of same work, little computer work. The second Monday I was called into office and before giving me my check, owners wife says “we’ve decorated, since you just graduated and don’t know computers, we’ve cut your hourly wage $4/hr. So you will notice this check is smaller.” I then told her first that yes I just graduated web design and that I was not hired to do web work for them. I have done graphic work on the computer for 30 years. Using Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign for at lest 10. This pay change was below the pay rate choices that were given as options in the interview, it was not what we had agreed on, it was unacceptable, and I was out of there. I don’t know if I should pursue back pay, file a grievance, report to BBB or what I should do. I did quit the job and am now looking for full time employment again at age 53.

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