Shirley Pfleider
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Sometimes when the pressure is on to find a job, we often don't look beyond what are current skills are. When feeling down, sit down and write all the things you are good at and the skills needed to perform at your current level. Make a second column indicating what you aspire or would like to be doing, note what skills you have that are transferable and those that you need to acquire. Lastly, you may have to look at relocating to a more affordable area, if the area in which you live is beyond your means. You can also reassess your living situation, perhaps moving home for a short time to regroup and take courses to meet the future skills needed for the position you seek.

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Billy Thompson

Being a single father it is a bit overwhelming so let it be fired after working for a company for 5 years. While under FMLA Family Medical Leave Act 1 me being an employee with serious health condition. I saw a doctor and it counts money every month for 4 years straight. And I had to care for a dependent my son 7 years of age. Wish I was like 12 unpaid weeks to care for my son being that I had to pick him up and drop him at school. Because of the cutback in hours I was unable to take his annual tuition. Not only that when the company switched owners I was forced to switch doctors because of the change in insurance. Which bylaws should have been allowed reasonable accommodations. Instead after granting me FMLA took 3 weeks until I was able to find someone to assist me. My first day back I was at a later time because the lady who volunteered to help me I just had a child. So ironically I was forced to go pick him up because she had and she was a child. After informing my store operator he threatened to throw me out in the store. So I left I went got my son had already informed him I would have to act on my FMLA. Later that afternoon I was called by the new owner and the operator. They called to inform me that they were terminated me and did so without any reason for doing so. So I studied employment law to Kaplan University how to charge at the EEOC based on the fact that was denied promotion when recommended twice but not one but two separate Market MGR. Which were told as long as I work there I'd be nothing more than a meat cutter. After calling attorneys all is represented by wigger lawfirm for the past 7 months. Then all of a sudden they sent me a letter stating they will no longer assist me but I need to seek immediate counseling in regards to my right. As you can imagine being fired right before Thanksgiving and not being able to get a job in my profession due to the lawsuit. This is a bit more than I can handle but the attorneys have received the letter of right to sue from the EEOC. After the investigation they found cause of discrimination based upon disability which would be covered under the Americans Disability Act. So they had two lawsuits for me decided to stop representing me right before the statue of limitations approaching. Leaving me no time to find another attorney 2 represent my case to Federal Court. After 7 months of trying to get a job with no replies order contacts from any employer. All of a sudden I'm getting job offers left and right. It doesn't seem right for me to give up after all this time. As a result of my wrongful termination and I lost everything I own leaving my home. So I am in the process of trying my best to find an attorney that was pick up where they left off. Reminder standing by law they were not allowed to fire me on the FMLA. Nor were they allowed to fire me over the phone with no reason until it came to mind drawing unemployment. Then they stated the reason was I spell to follow company directive. So I don't see understand why the attorneys will drag it out to the last moment just to stop representing me period after telling me they had two lawsuits against to do it for me. So instead of me giving up and taking one of the many job offers that I am getting offers now. Which tells me I was red flagged or something for 7 months because no one called. I was told that we would have mediation me and my lawyers to sit down and play with me and they would most likely offered me my job back. Which by law on FMLA and I allowed to hire anyone to fill my position butt are required to reinstate me to the same position at the same pace. Not to mention they were to offer me a substantial settlement as well. That should have never been forced to switch doctors after 4 years. Because my doctor would not accept the new insurance the company had to offer. From that point on everything went downhill can things got worse. Ended up having a doctor who is what they refer to as a mobile pharmacy period have me on medication that within a year's time and cause me to develop an enlarged heart. Not only do I have a son but I also have a daughter I was taking the court because of back child support in the amount of $2,200. Thank God I just filed my taxes in the judge allowed me to pay the money soon as I got my refund. Ex-wife's attorney also wrote up a contract that any further back child support movie place on my settlement. Placing a lien on my settlement when I receive it to cover child support accumulated in the rear until I receive my settlement. Being that my lawyer sto not representing me in a letter they sent. That also stated they and drives me to seek immediate Council to protect my rights in regards to the lawsuits. Instead of giving up I must find an attorney ASAP it will be nothing and I will now be $1,400 behind in child support. Now my ex-wife is taking me back to court and have me locked up. I'm a strong believer what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. I am one who is very much for employee rights. This being the worst 7 months of my entire life losing everything even my not to mention the pain and suffering because me and my 7-year. Completely very much so having difficulty finding an attorney who will finish work how they started. Why they decided not to continuing knowing that I had a great case and the EEOC had already issued letter a right to sue. After the investigation they found calls wrongful termination under the FMLA. Say that and I also had another lawsuit under American with Disability Act. The man who came up in a community of poverty. Find it hard doing things on my own without any one to help guide me. I can only pray that I can find an attorney before it's too late. Having a daughter a lawyer, mayor of the town that worked in so many years. Now County supervisor I feel that I am being indiscriminate upon and it like this that's not right centers employee. Not sure why I'm leaving a reply here now on this particular site. Guess I just needed to get it off my chest well maybe I'll hear from someone who can help. Take care God bless

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Hendrix Durandisse

Very profound shirley. Thanks

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Shirley Pfleider

Have you explored training through the labor dept.? I understand exactly having faced a similar dilemma. You are not alone. Try and be positive, I know that seems monumental,, but it's important to stay positive because that comes across in your applications, conversation and interview. I wish and pray you are successful in your search. Good luck.

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LisaRose Williams

Thx for sharing

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Greer Kingsley

We needs laws in NH to protect us. Two degree and I look like an asshole cuz of these scummy greedy mood swing bosses that I could work circles around. Where's the rules and laws!? Would've saved thousands of welfare help money! And there's two hundred more like me where I work 20,000 people getting 9 hours a week from a. 4 billion dollar company, with families. So 20,000x thousands of assistance money, get it..put the bill back on greedy rich people from someone with two degrees, worked 70hr weeks! Now I'm down to 2 hours!

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Todd Parham

It's one thing to lose a job---the unflattering prospect of cash flow interrupted. However, to find oneself under the time constraint to find employment within 30 days is real pressure. This is the reality experienced by those in transition, in particularly, in 30 day homeless shelter or living with a precarious and unpredictable so-called Good Samaritan.

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Ganapati Hegde

Good advice ! Shirley.

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Marijoy Bertolini

Awesome advice, Shirley! Thank you for this post.

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Penny Jackson

Hello Shirley, Love your message. Change is always hard and taking an inward look at our pro's & con's is monumental. I think I'm honestly at that point in life but still procrastinating. I'll keep this message in mind.

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wow, well thoought out, shirley, thank you for getting me to think more about how to proceed!

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