and then I was fired. I am sure it was an age thing... they could find someone younger and cheaper and they took the hit on the amount of experience I had, but that’s their problem. My problem is that I am now very gun-shy. I have a new job that I like very much, and I’m doing quite well, but every time I get a message from my boss asking to chat or if something hits a snag, I’m start agonizing over whether I’m going to get fired . I’m a neurotic mess now. I would love to let my prior employer know how much devastation they caused me psychologically but I’m sure there is no professional or acceptable way to go that. So skipping that, I would just like to let managers and companies in general that there is a large human element, past the business decision that focuses only on the bottom
line, to letting people go. It’s a huge issue insofar as mental health, and Since there is a big push now for mental health awareness, that should be a factor at least on some level. But I see them bearing no responsibility for any havoc they have wreaked . Could there be service, along side unemployment benefits, that could help the victims of a firing get themselves back together so they can be optimally productive at their next job? I hope this doesn’t sound too “blame-y” I’m just wondering if anyone else notices that companies have very little responsibility for the bodies left in their wake?