I am a 55 year old women who was let go of a mediocre job in February 2020. Just before the shut down of Covid 19.
I truly enjoyed my job and the people I worked with. I worked hard with low pay with the impression of a promotion in the company. Haha I guess not. Now I am unemployed and middle aged but not bitter. Well for the most part. I understand bring the young into the work force but I do not understand discarding, shale we say the mature and experienced. This to me shows a lack of diversity as far as age. At least for this particular company the youngest of the young seem to be the only ones getting promoted and all of us of a certain age are overlooked. My strategy to get through this very unexpected breakup was to take It on the chin. I thought , I’ll get a better job where I am appreciated for the hard working eager to learn woman I am.
Then reality sunk in. I am a 55 year old women who for most of her life was a homemaker for my husband and 3 kids with the exception of the last 7 years in this mediocre job. Yes I do now have some experience in the work force but that does not change the fact of my age and oh, did I mention I have metastasize breast cancer which traveled to my brain and lymph nodes? Ahh yes cancer is a bad word while looking for a job. How do you explain you’ve been fired from your last job (again mediocre job) and by the way I’ve been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer? But not to worry I’m only 55. Alls I can do is laugh at myself.
Well all that being said my brain tumor that had metastasized from my breast was Surgically removed in November 2019 and with on going treatment and the grace of God some may call me a walking and working miracle. I feel great, I feel young and energetic , I feel hopeful and blessed. I just feel I have so much to offer but not quite sure how to jump threw the hoops with all my baggage.
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I'm thankful to be a part of this community.
I'm looking forward to learning from you ladies, engaging, and hopefully building meaningful connections.
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Doea anyone know what Jacobs engineering uk maternity policy is?
Specifically the required length of service to qualify?
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I don't know why, but I have been feeling hesitant about publishing a portfolio.
I just feel so scared in posting all of my accomplishments online where anyone can see. I've tried multiple times creating a career portfolio and I always abandon it midway. I also feel like I don't have enough accomplishments I can brag about. Any advice?
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I am not quite sure what to put this in the comments.
But at my work, they pay the males more than they pay the females, even if the females have degrees. I have three degrees. The two men that I work with get more then I do. The one that just got hired gets $2 more an hour then I do & has no experience or degrees, the other one has been there one month longer then me & is handsome & never even finished school with a very shady past & gets $3 more an hour then I do. I have also worked in this industry for over 25 years. I’m very upset about this & have already approached management about it twice. Any suggestions?
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I ran across this article on salary negotiation.
The tips come from an Indiana University professor of business law and management. I thought I would share since I've seen posts in the past asking how to negotiate.
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I have been working for a company for over 7 years.
I'm a valued worker and am excellent at what I do. I am an accounts manager and I spend a lot of time working with customers and ensuring the accounts of sales projects are correct and in scope of their contracts. However, our workplace is toxic. The salesMEN are very demanding and demeaning of their coworkers. They are non-communicative, demanding, and rude. The boss seems to be more interested in money from sales than the moral of the overall workers. I have had confrontations with a couple of these salesmen as I try to provide support to them. My boss just told me he wants me to work from home because they feel I'm am difficult to work with. I am concerned about not being able to fully complete my job tasks now as I am isolated from my co-workers. Even though me boss has provided me with computers, dual monitors, phone and a printer at my home, it feels like I'm being pushed out.