GOLD WATCH

After nearly 18 years service, my "family oriented employer" gifted me with a lifetime disability and tossed me into the street. No support-nothing. At least I was able to afford a wheel chair. Yeah, real heroes aren't you!

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Disability Pension

Mar 24, 2021 at 4:26pm

could be gold if you are getting it. If you had believed in family oriented employer nonsense even for nanosecond, I have land to sell you in Pacific Ocean

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Sorry

Mar 24, 2021 at 4:38pm

You had to figure it out this way, and luckily I figured it out at the age of 20- but no employer really gives a Fk about you.
You are there to make THEM money- that's it. Any other time, you are nothing more than a liability.
So please start caring about you and your time- is there a talent you have that you can monetize? Can you take your skillset and be a freelance consultant? Paint or make something to sell on Etsy?
Write of your knowledge and monetize it?

19 4Rating: +15

It's probably

Mar 24, 2021 at 5:14pm

construction. It's a horrible industry that treats everyone as disposable.

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Neoliberalism and Global Order.

Mar 24, 2021 at 6:43pm

Profit over people, and people are concerned about the rise of "socialism". If you don't want "socialism" stop treating people like they're disposable objects. People everywhere can only take so much before the revolt. What's amazing is that it's taken this long.

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Anonymous

Mar 24, 2021 at 8:21pm

Corporations don't care about people.

Corporations care only about profit.

Everything else is propaganda.

21 3Rating: +18

Kit

Mar 24, 2021 at 10:28pm

I feel for you as I was just let go after 15 years of service.They refused to extend recall rights and are using the pandemic as a way to bust our union.I logically know and understand that companies and corporations don't give a damn but I still feel angry and hurt.I'm in my mid 50's and hitting the proverbial street again to find a job.I'm scared and anxious about my future.I had finally gained some financial stability and now it's gone.I know there are so many others that have lost their jobs.These are terribly difficult times and I'm trying to stay positive but it's not easy.

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Feels

Mar 25, 2021 at 2:23am

Something similar happened to me, except I didn’t have that many prior years of service with my “such a nice guy” employer. He found a bogus reason for not accommodating me after I became disabled. At the time I was too sick to file a human rights claim, and I was being severely harassed by the disability insurance company (they’re the absolute worst), and the stress of the whole situation made me even sicker. The other comments are right; employers only care about you when you’re making them money. If you’re not, you’re disposable. Nowadays there should be no such thing as company loyalty by any employee, because there sure isn’t any similar loyalty from the majority of employers.

28 3Rating: +25

Yeah

Mar 25, 2021 at 9:04am

I don't expect anything from companies, I try to save money and prepare for retirement as best I can. I have a friend though, who left her job of 20 years, fortunately in her case it was to go to a better job with better pay and benefits. But yeah, all she did for them, all the "friends" she spent years working with, they basically showed her the door and that was it. I'm glad she didn't commit any more to those asshats. Sorry you have to deal with this.

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Con

Mar 25, 2021 at 9:57am

We Are Family is easiest rhetoric trick to play on employees to troll them to bust a*** for Corp profit. For government jobs, its more of what vacuous managers use to manipulate who they supervise and use that term loosely because they really don't share meaningful knowledge for personal gain and ambition. Don't be the cat chasing after laser dot pointer held by Corp

7 4Rating: +3

Corporations care about money yes...

Mar 25, 2021 at 2:50pm

And now that polluting costs more I'm shocked at how quickly they are going green. Even faster than some governments.

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