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Balaji Arya
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My friend from university texted me today with bad news. His mom has been laid off after 18 years with a manufacturing company. I told my friend I'd ask the Jobcase community...

What are the things she should do next to bounce back? #jobsearch #termination #whatsnext

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Misael Delvalle

Report it to the Better business bureau. File unemployment. In web ratings of that company put a review of wrongdoing

Report it to the Better business bureau. File unemployment. In web ratings of that company put a review of wrongdoing

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Sue Koenig

Age discrimination. Contact the EEOC.

Age discrimination. Contact the EEOC.

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thad Pouk

1.file for unemployment 2. Being laid off versus / being fired are two different situations

1.file for unemployment 2. Being laid off versus / being fired are two different situations

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Richard Craig

That’s age discrimination and she needs an attorney.

That’s age discrimination and she needs an attorney.

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Mattie Comer

First...take a breather. Things like this are an assault to our emotions..."what did I do wrong?"... NOTHING!!! What do I do now? Again, take a breath and reassess your options with an open mind. File for unemployment benefits. Check and double check your finances. More than anything, DO NOT PANIC. Check for jobs online, through friends, at the unemployment office. You've got this!

First...take a breather. Things like this are an assault to our emotions..."what did I do wrong?"... NOTHING!!! What do I do now? Again, take a breath and reassess your options with an open mind. File for unemployment benefits. Check and double check your finances. More than anything, DO NOT PANIC. Check for jobs online, through friends, at the unemployment office. You've got this!

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Catalina Smith

She should open her own business.

She should open her own business.

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Patricia T

1-20-22 Very sorry to hear of your friend's mother's situation. Age discrimination is VERY real, but hard to prove. However, after 18 years of being a good and dependable employee, it's very suspicious that they just terminate her. Esp with a shortage of workers across all industries. The mother needs to update her resume. Consider posting it with a temp agency/ agencies, and then following up by going in person to speak to them. Take a hard copy of the resume to give to them.
What was her position with the manufacturing co? Line worker? Admin?

1-20-22 Very sorry to hear of your friend's mother's situation. Age discrimination is VERY real, but hard to prove. However, after 18 years of being a good and dependable employee, it's very suspicious that they just terminate her. Esp with a shortage of workers across all industries. The mother needs to update her resume. Consider posting it with a temp agency/ agencies, and then following up by going in person to speak to them. Take a hard copy of the resume to give to them.
What was her position with the manufacturing co? Line worker? Admin?

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michael shumway

after 18 years 2 years away from retirement means they need severe reasons for this

after 18 years 2 years away from retirement means they need severe reasons for this

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Scott Marcel Boyér

file a lawsuit for age discrimination. Tell them the job has been harassing her, calling her slow, she's the walking dead, etc. That will get her retirement money from that Bastart of a company. They will settle out of court before they let it go to trial.

file a lawsuit for age discrimination. Tell them the job has been harassing her, calling her slow, she's the walking dead, etc. That will get her retirement money from that Bastart of a company. They will settle out of court before they let it go to trial.

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Ray Atkinson

Me too. SUCKS

Me too. SUCKS

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