Camille Morehouse
over 6 months ago
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I worked for a company for 13 years and I just couldn't handle how the supervisor was treating all of us. So I just walked out and never regretted it. I'm still unemployed, but I take online courses. When I applied for unemployment I was rejected so I appealed it and they told me that I wasn't humiliated enough. What? I applied for one job and I considered myself experienced for the position I applied for, the company called me back and told me they hired someone with more experience. I believe it all had to do with age discrimination.

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Linda Thompson

I believe that age thing. I saw an ad just a few minutes ago that actually stated "Looking for a young energetic...etc" I was taught way back that to ask for "young" was discriminatory. If one can perform the duties without a problem....

I believe that age thing. I saw an ad just a few minutes ago that actually stated "Looking for a young energetic...etc" I was taught way back that to ask for "young" was discriminatory. If one can perform the duties without a problem....

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Melinda Groff, GBA

Keep your head up Janice. I too walked out of a job I loved because of a supervisor. I would review how you are coming across while relaying the story. I know I had to reassess my version of the story to make it a bit (ok, a lot more) diplomatic. If it is an age thing then it is their loss. Keep looking and the right opportunity will present itself.

Keep your head up Janice. I too walked out of a job I loved because of a supervisor. I would review how you are coming across while relaying the story. I know I had to reassess my version of the story to make it a bit (ok, a lot more) diplomatic. If it is an age thing then it is their loss. Keep looking and the right opportunity will present itself.

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Cool Grammaw

Janice, looking for a job these days takes more than a single effort. I know, believe me, that it is HARD to put yourself out there and apply for jobs. The resume, the job searches, the employment agencies, the interviews, the wastes of time, the unpleasant experiences, the hopefulness, the lack of responsiveness, the lacks of followup, even the rudeness. I've seen just about everything - hey I'm 66 and retired now, thank goodness. But then again, I managed to stay employed most of the time when I really wanted (or needed) to be. Look for jobs that match your job skills and/or experience, and go for it! Are you in a position to work for only a commission? If so, look into something along those lines if you are sure that you have the drive to do that (some do, some tend to goof off without a boss to push them). If you're not sure, find an employment counselor and invest a little of your time with them - the state may offer some service of that type. But you're gonna have to put yourself out there and apply for multiple jobs. They won't just come to you. I'm wishing you the very best, and I hope you find a wonderful career that makes you feel proud and fulfilled, as well as rich!

Janice, looking for a job these days takes more than a single effort. I know, believe me, that it is HARD to put yourself out there and apply for jobs. The resume, the job searches, the employment agencies, the interviews, the wastes of time, the unpleasant experiences, the hopefulness, the lack of responsiveness, the lacks of followup, even the rudeness. I've seen just about everything - hey I'm 66 and retired now, thank goodness. But then again, I managed to stay employed most of the time when I really wanted (or needed) to be. Look for jobs that match your job skills and/or experience, and go for it! Are you in a position to work for only a commission? If so, look into something along those lines if you are sure that you have the drive to do that (some do, some tend to goof off without a boss to push them). If you're not sure, find an employment counselor and invest a little of your time with them - the state may offer some service of that type. But you're gonna have to put yourself out there and apply for multiple jobs. They won't just come to you. I'm wishing you the very best, and I hope you find a wonderful career that makes you feel proud and fulfilled, as well as rich!

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Valerie Sunyak

I have no doubt that age discrimination exists, however it is not something any of us can change. Yes, it is frustrating and unfair, but you can't allow that to keep you from your search! There are many things you can do to improve your chances such as hone your skills by volunteering, get a job coach, learn something new! Don't allow anyone to define you by a number. I landed the job of my dreams making more money than I dreamed of. Was it easy? No! It took a lot of work and perseverance .... but I kept at it and didn't allow anyone to make me feel less than because of my age. Wishing all of you the best!

I have no doubt that age discrimination exists, however it is not something any of us can change. Yes, it is frustrating and unfair, but you can't allow that to keep you from your search! There are many things you can do to improve your chances such as hone your skills by volunteering, get a job coach, learn something new! Don't allow anyone to define you by a number. I landed the job of my dreams making more money than I dreamed of. Was it easy? No! It took a lot of work and perseverance .... but I kept at it and didn't allow anyone to make me feel less than because of my age. Wishing all of you the best!

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Karen Bennett

It is shocking how much "humiliation" the state expects us to tollerate. I know from experience and I feel your pain. I recently put 2 years into an impossible situation then resigned for "personal reasons". It took 19 months to find another job. I have 2 masters degrees. I'm a water resource engineer in drought stricken California, have 25 yrs experience...and I'm 60...and female. All I can tell you is that your attitude is one of the few things you can control. Let all the past injustices in your life go. There is NO upside to hanging on to them and dragging them out will drag you down. The horrid behavior of others defines them...do not allow it to define you. You are better than that. Be gracious and you will find yourself in a better job and happier than before. Good luck out there...it's brutal!

It is shocking how much "humiliation" the state expects us to tollerate. I know from experience and I feel your pain. I recently put 2 years into an impossible situation then resigned for "personal reasons". It took 19 months to find another job. I have 2 masters degrees. I'm a water resource engineer in drought stricken California, have 25 yrs experience...and I'm 60...and female. All I can tell you is that your attitude is one of the few things you can control. Let all the past injustices in your life go. There is NO upside to hanging on to them and dragging them out will drag you down. The horrid behavior of others defines them...do not allow it to define you. You are better than that. Be gracious and you will find yourself in a better job and happier than before. Good luck out there...it's brutal!

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TerryAnn Rodriguez

I have 32 years medical administrative Assistant exp and i dont get even interviewed. I think its age.

I have 32 years medical administrative Assistant exp and i dont get even interviewed. I think its age.

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