Working for a company thats going to lay you off eventually
I worked for a toy warehouse as a warehouseman and it was a small operation. This company merged with another company and the person at the other company had senority and they said they couldn't use both of us. I got bumped big time.
They wanted me to stay around until the merger was finished and then train and help the new guy for awhile. I didn't like this arrangement one bit. I was fifty-eight years old and I had been with this turkey of a company for six years. Finding a job would be very difficult at that age and time was catching up with me both mentally and physically.
OK, the inevitable happened and I was let go. Apparently, I had done something right because they wanted me to continue working Saturdays. This suggestion of theirs was absurd. This would have interfered with my unemployment benefits, not t mention that the distance from my house to this company was just under forty miles. The money was paltry and they didn't deserve it. I said nothing just looking into empty space.
After this happened I had readjustment problems being fired three times before finally finding work with the state.
I kept up with my old co-workers and five years later the company went out of business. Had they not had this damn merger I would have been able to work till I was old enough to quit. I would have been sixty-three.
As it was I was able to work three and a half more years with the state and guess what? They laid me and several other workers off. Out the door, I walked again. This time forever. I was too old to go to work anywhere else.
I was able to collect unemployment for eleven months and I collected it until I was able to collect social security and inherited some money from my family.
I never have to work again but the memories are painful and even though I'm set for life the memory is still acute and painful.