"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.." This quote comes from an actor Peter Finch in an old movie 'Network." Yes its awful how I reading and hearing from so many people about this growing conception of AGEISM. The discriminatory action taken against those who are basically over the age of 50. The government even does it and our Constitution prohibits discrimination on all levels- yeah right. Well Im taking it to new heights and have decided to fight the cause with exposing those who are guilty of it all. So stand by and I will give updates.
I'm unsure of my next job.
It's hard to figure out what to do next. I've been a Operations mgr. Auto insurance. in New mexico. We have been aquired recently and they have taken in agency partners who are younger males with very little experience, whereas I have 30 yrs in this business but I'm a woman. I hate this and feel that there is some age& gender discrimination going on. What can I do?
How do I get noticed?
I am 57 years old and have been an office manager at this office for 3 years.Prior to that,I was an OM at a same speciality [OBGYN] practice for 22 years. Over the course of the last 2 years ,the practice volume has decreased and now its financially tough. I have offered many suggestions none of which have been considered instead my hours were reduced Now, I am told on Monday, that they are going to lay me off, terminate, etc.... because its financially difficult to pay me and that the office nurse is going to learn my job. She is 25 years younger than me, with no office management experience or skills and she makes $2.00 less an hour than I do. I am also noticing that she has a younger staff member learning an older staff member position. This lady is 68. I think this smells like age discrimination, what do you guys think?
Discrimination /Defamation of Character
I have worked for this company for 9 months. I worked 6-7 days a week 4-5 of those days were open to close. I went above and beyond there and had many regular customers who only wanted me to wait on them. This company is privately owned by Indians who were Muslims which I have no problem with. The manager and most of the staff are Muslims also, this is a Mexican restaurant by the way. But Iam not going to say what restaurant this is. A few weeks ago the owner and his wife were there because the manger was on vacation that week. Someone stole something like $200 right out of her purse. She had her purse sitting on a chair not in the office. Oh and by the way there are cameras everywhere. One of which is facing the bar where her purse supposedly was at. There were 3 of us servers working that day, dishwasher, bartender and cooks working that day. And also, someone was taking top shelf tequila missing with water added to make it look like none was gone. Everyone but me who were working that day were Indians. But Iam getting blamed for stealing her money and taking the liquor. I asked if they had proof of me doing these things on the camera because he was firing me for this. I asked outright if they had proof of me on camera going begin the bar and taking the liquor and stealing her money. Owner said no we didn't see you do any of those things on camera but the owners wife didnt feel comfortable with me there anymore. I didnt do any of the supposed things. I'm not a thief. I work very hard for my money as I was saying in the beginning of all this. After I asked if they had proof I was then told I was going to be suspended not fired. Owner then said if and when they find out who did this and if it was not me, I could come back to work. Oh and if I can do my own investigation to find out who did it I could come back. My question is why was no one else suspended for this? Why only me? By the way in half Korean, half American. I think I'm being discriminated against and they are defaming my character. Can anyone please tell me if ism right or are they right in only suspending me and no one else? I am very upset about this whole situation. And will NOT be working there anymore.
am a veteran of 32 yrs i too find it hard to get a job ihave been in the food service industry for 39 yrs was a (food service specialist in the military)cook also had chef training my resume speaks for it self cause ive wtoked in vegas casinos with bobby flay chef ramsey wolfgang puck etc... And still hard to get a job it seams to me that in this day and age they see military, and it seems their dicriminating against me for it what can i do is anybody who owns a reataurant or is a hiring manager need a cook ill relocate if possible i currently live in kingman az
I am not racist, I love Christ and he teaches me to love all people.
I believe the one position they sent me too I was not the right race. I was learning for the first time leasing consultant. However, it is a lot to that job. Seemed at first easy but you have to remember and learn a lot. I love challenges time for growth, so I take on that as an experience. However, it takes time, to learn a job. I believe in trial and error we learn from that. That sometimes to me is the best teacher. However, I was assigned there for 30 days. I was learning, giving it my best but I made some mistakes. I was learning from them. Nothing major, I picked up the wrong key to for a tour, I forget my initials behind my repair ticket. Once put in a ticket for the wrong thing. Other than that was doing a pretty good job, helping the residence, inputting the information into a newly learned system. Gave up my weekends, driving far to the job, getting there every day early, not taking lunch or breaks. But in a matter of two weeks into the assignment, they hired someone else didn't tell me that my assignment had ended. My placement worker said when I called to check on something. I was hurt said wow I work all day nobody says nothing. I didn't want to work every weekend and drive that far to work every day. Thus, I was glad for the opportunity. They all were Hispanics, and they hired and Hispanic. I felt out of place most of the time, the way I was treated but was dealing with it being professional and courteous. That is the private job market operates. I know when am being confronted by racism. It hurts, but it is life. I can't help my skin color, but I am not ashamed of who God made me be. He made me I didn't and will not go away. It is sad that some will still focus on that rather than your attributes and charter. I am a loving person, treat everyone the same regardless of their race. People are people to me. Unless you show me different, I treat people nice and with respect at all times. That is what my Bible teaches me. I believe in his word. People want to work, need jobs, and I don't understand how people can be so cruel at times like these. I am down right now; my heart hurts, but I am thankful for the temp agency, but I need a permanent job. This Christmas will be a sad one because I don't have much to give to my grandkids that I love to help. One of my granddaughters is getting to go to college. She has been on honor from first grade until now. I want to buy her things to go off to college. People don't know what your struggles are when you are working not all the time it is not all about you. I help my grandkids. That was one of the things in life I enjoyed the most was helping my daughter with her kids. She has a degree in Accounting living in NC and struggling with four children. I would help her, my mother I wanted to help her, my oldest grandson is incarcerated, and I was helping him, trying to give him a place to stay. My daughter can't deal with him and her other kids. I was working trying to get him to turn his life around before it is too late. It is not easy in this world for some people, and I help people when I was working. Now I am struggling more. I may lose my home, all I have worked for all these years. Nobody knows what a person is dealing with in their lives to destroy their career and why because you don't like me for whatever reason. Sometimes I feel like dropping out of life, but Christ keeps me going. When you lose a good job after many years, you feel lost, out of it, and to be caught up in a system with all this type of mannerism is so disappearing. Days I cry and wonder why this happened to me. I thank you for this sight. I have read many hearts felt stories out here and it lets me know that I am not alone. Many people are out of work, and it is so, so sad. People have been dealing with this, and I never know how many people were until I lost my good government job. I pray for us all that God moves in all our lives
Can someone shed light on why no one wants people over 55?
Like so many posting, I have been out of work for over one year. I would love some real answers why? I live in NH with an under 3% unemployment rate. I hear that high tech jobs are going unfilled because of the lack of qualified people. Yet I along with many other over 55 with years of experience, knowledge and other great attributes that boomers have over Gen X, and millennials. I have had great interview with great companies, and higher Ed institutions in the Boston Ma area. I have been told over and over. There is not any reason why we wouldn't hire you, its a matter of finding the right person, the right fit for our culture (code name, looking for someone younger!) Why? I just don't get it? I feel like I have some type of disease, Stay away! Can someone please shed some light as to what is really going on? when I was younger I worked with people in their late 50's and 60's who mentored and shared their knowledge, my 36 years of technical, and managerial experience has no value? FYI I am a life long leaner and since I have been out of work I have been studying ITIL and project management online. I have recently completed Network + and Cisco CCNA training.. I am also interning for a friends local computer store, and doing a lot of tech work on Cisco Networks, MS server, and VMware. So no one can say I am old and staying stagnant yet no one sees value in my background and experience. What frustrates me the most is the missed value that me and other older people bring to the table with life experience . Older people have raised children, financed children through college, , dealt with having $5 to our name until next pay check, and other hardships that I don't care to talk about! bottom line we are survivors, we have dealt with compromising, negotiating, resourceful, and comfortable with change. We grew up without internet, cell phones and most of us had B&W TV's. Yet I along with many other over 55, I am being told I offer no value to employers?
Preparing to #EEOC interview on the Topic of #Hiring #Age #Discrimination
I am a long time Mainframe Adabas/Natural Programmer/Analyst who spent too much career time with this really very good product (1985-2014). I also worked and working with Visual Studio (more VB and less C# but not at work) and SQL Server (at work, 2003-2014). I am doing home projects with all these Microsoft Products: SQL (BI, SSIS, ETL), VB, Excel, Access.
One of these projects: my job search tracking. Between May and November 2016, I've submitted 750 job applications and had 35 interviews. As of today, zero job offers.
There is a link to my blog: http://www.michaelealfes.com/blog/my-job-search-status-detailed-report-as-prepared-for-eeoc with attached detail report of my job search and its zero results. http://www.michaelealfes.com/uploads/4/7/6/2/47624087/michael_alfes_-_job_application_log_20161106.pdf