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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Crying doesn't help!

I got the worst news yesterday afternoon. My job as Quality Technician has been eliminated effective immediately. The only job they claim to be able to offer me was filter assembler which is a $5 cut in pay! This wouldn't be so bad but I am unable physically to work on the plant floor. After my emergency back surgery in 2007, I have balancing problems and unable to stand for any length of time. The doctors say I have some spinal damage and can work at my previous job only if I have frequent breaks, limited lifting and standing.
Justin is going to help me explain my situation and ensure they do not screw me. Since I am unable to perform the job they are offering me, we are going to request they just lay me off so I can draw my unemployment.
29 years at this job with 16 as a Quality person. Makes you wonder what this world is coming to. 3 1/2 years to retirement! F--- them!
Sorry, for the language but this is news I never wanted to hear. Hope your week was better.
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7 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear this! Know that I am praying for you and this situation!

glor said...

Charlotte, so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers your way.

Sandy said...

Oh Charlotte,
This is happening way too often to good people everywhere! Yes, be sure they do not screw with you! You have a doctor that can verify you cannot do the job they offered, so they will need to lay you off. If they fire you, you can still get the unemployment! My husband was fired, and he got every bit of it! You have done nothing wrong, they can only contest it if you are found in the wrong....this has to be so devastating, but you also know that when things look their worst, good is right around the coner....sometimes the corner is too far to see right away.....take care! Hugs, Sandy

vikki said...

So sorry to hear of this. I hope it all works out for you. Hugs, Vikki

LV said...

I am sure this was not exactly the way you had planned your career. But, who knows it may turn out to be the best thing for you. Tomorrow new doors may open for you. Hang in.

Richard Rose said...

Having been retrenched about 22 months ago I can empathise with you. I pray that everything works out for you.

~Randee@Randee's Organized Chaos said...

Sending prayers!!! NOT that I condone everyone suing each othe BUT maybe you should talk to an attorney!!!

THANKS for stopping my CHOAS!!!! I took a deep breath and we shall see where we go from here!! ;) I am your newest follower!! Hope you come and follow me too!!!

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