My dad JUST lost his job and he's NEVER done anything else!! It breaks my heart. He's 68, what is the best way for him to start over??!!
#watercooler #AGEisjustanumber #LOVEmydad #ageism
The best way for him to start over is to update his resume and get out there and look for work. Take the skills he has and apply them!
A book 'Surviving a Layoff' by Lita Epstein may help!
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The working man has no hope anymore in this country. All the tax breaks corporations got in the last 4 years, and still no living wage jobs. corporate welfare needs to stop, all they do is take and Take then outsource our jobs . They destroyed the unions and now we have no leverage, they do what they want with us.
Don't give let him apply at different jobs I am 82 yrs old and worked till covid now am looking for work never never give up go in to a job with his head up high smile be positive !!!!! Apply at Lowes home Depot good luck God bless you you will get a job
Maybe time to retire?
Tell your dad that my Uncle lost his job too and he was working at a company for 25 years and COVID was the cause for lay offs. My Uncle just kept on looking and applying. It took a little while but he got a job that he likes even better. Good luck to your dad!!!
That sucks I am sorry to hear that.
DON’T GIVE UP ! KEEP ON LOOKING FOR A JOB AND NEVER GIVE UP !
THE JOB WILL NOT LOOK FOR YOU , YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR THEM !!!
Have him keep his hopes up and stay positive. Something else will come along.