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Jacob Dillon
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Everyone has their own story in life. How they get a job, how much they love it, how much they hate it...it may be the biggest relief in the world. But life plays nasty tricks on all of us. When we hear the words fired, let go, laid off, or vice versa, it can be soul crushing. Like a knife stabbing us or choking us mentally. And what happens after? The uncertainty of what to do next. It's easy to get lost in this mentality, but this will never last. There's always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Here's my story. Back in January, I found a job that I have worked so hard in finding that I thought was a good fit. I graduated with a bachelor's in Computer Information Systems in December and I was more than ready to get my foot in the door after studying for eight years. As with every new job, anxiety creeps in. I made mistakes, but I quickly learned from them. Of course, I have Auditory Processing Disorder and about 85-90% of the job was helping people over the phone, which was a huge disadvantage. But I carried on and tried to do the best of my ability. I informed my supervisor about my sensory disorder, which she didn't know about. But she did recognize my work ethic and promised that my training period would be extended. I felt relieved and confident that things would work out. In fact, it helped me financially to where I could I buy a new used car after dealing with a faulty Ford Focus and its transmission. Finally, I thought things were going my way. Then, a week later, April 1st came. My supervisor closed the door with only me and her, and she told me I was being let go due to complaints stacked up against me mostly regarding phone issues. That was the first time I've ever been fired from a job.

It's been three months now and I still haven't found a job yet. There were times where I was angry, rageful, bitter...and fearful that I would never come out of this dark period. It's hard talking about all this, and often I've asked myself what I've could've done to improve myself. Worst of all, trying to make car payment deadlines each month with no income. But like I said, this doesn't last. I took this time to reevaluate myself, what I can do and what my interests are. There's an online opportunity coming up for me, along with the possibility of going back to school, maybe have a book published one day once everything falls back into place. It's not easy, but you never give up, even when you feel like it.

And I know I'm not the only one on this blue wet planet. But never, and I mean NEVER, give in to your self doubts. Just because someone stumbles and falls doesn't mean they're lost forever. When you fall, you get back up. That's all it takes. And never lose who you are.

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Keep looking for employment you will find.One door closes another will open. The next opportunity will understand your learning disabilities. No employer should discriminate against anyone with disabilities. File for unemployment.

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Magda Moux
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Mr.Dillon You seem like a very amazing SOUL that, have sacrifice much for the sake of success. As a Senior in my last years, I unfortunately have to work at the end of my life journey. I began working at age 16 yrs, raised children as a single parent( my children have done very well and I am very grateful) They do not want me 2 work again, but I'm still an active lady and I don't get much living on a retirement check. I am also a very proud capable woman. My 70s and 80s FICA deductions were way too little. πŸ˜‚I use to work for $2.50 per hour back in those years. Life is about Loving, living, enjoying and not allowing others to put us down! I recently was discriminated for a job because of my age. I'm dealing presently with the EEOP....my experience was devastating πŸ’” 😒 God Bless you! πŸ™ because KARMA happens so that we can learn not to ignore our mistakes. Those who done you wrong lost not only a special employee and great educated asset,but also a GREAT human friend. πŸ‘ STAY positive ✨️ HE (GOD)will always be by your side. These are challenging times however, this world has a way of fixing itself. Believe BELIEVE stay focus on POSITIVE. πŸ’™πŸ€β€οΈAN OLD FRIEND.😊

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