Rick Jimmis
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18 years of hard work and dedication = nothing in an employment at will state

Terminated after 18+ years of dedicated service by an employers top management rep who ruled with fear rather than motivation. Too many details to go into however it’s taken about 2 years to fully recover from the loss. Loyal coworkers were devastated and to this day still post how things aren’t the same without my area leadership and motivation. When a leader of an organization contacts company lawyers to find out how to legally get rid of an employee, you know it’s not for lack of their skill, ability, or dedication. My recommendation to all is simple. Don’t give up, continue to move forward and realize that you are now just as valuable as you once were.
It will take some time but you will be better in the future than you were in the past. Then you can look back on the lessens learned.

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Lenin Pina
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Hey Rick Jimmis your experience is disappointing but unfortunately not uncommon. It's a shame when loyal employees are treated in this manner after so many years of service.

Were you able to find other suitable employment or are you currently still looking for another job? Please reach out to me and let's discuss how we can use the resources in this community to help connect you with a better, more appreciative work environment.

Also, this is important! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. Your encouragement here will go a long way towards providing comfort and hope to other loyal workers experiencing the same challenges. Much Appreciated!

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Cynthia Smith
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Sending lost of love and blessings your way!!...KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!!

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John Nasisi
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Definitely not uncommon

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Godfrey Lane
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That’s Trump-en it’s wrong.

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debra ethan
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Rick Jimmis: Something similar happened to a lot of my co-workers at a company many years ago. I won't go into detail either but just to say if an organization wants to thin the herd, there are all kinds of ways to do it, & legally.

What your post brought to mind, though, where you say "you're just as valuable as you once were" is the $20 bill example. Everyone has probably heard it but it bears repeating & this applies to job, family & other relationships.

If you take a $20 and stomp on it, it's still a $20. If you crumple it into a wad, it's still a $20. No matter how you treat it, It never loses its worth - & we don't either. No matter how we're treated.

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jay j
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My mother worked for a large grocery chain store for the same store for 19 years and was terminated because of axehole manager. She successfully challenged and won her age discrimination case against them unfortunately.those very people are still working at the store.

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Roselin Mcwilliams
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I know this feeling of loss all to well. My heart is mending from it still. 16 years and was fired this Jan but I don't give up hope. Yes my inner pain is there but my strong will and my fight are also there. I never give up, I never beat myself up cause I know better things are yet to come,I know it's going to take time and patience. Thank you so much for this post, i needed to see this.

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