Potential Job Loss

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Registered: 02-14-2004
Potential Job Loss
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 5:01pm

My family is very close and DS, DD and SonIL share a whole lot of their lives with us.

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 7:39pm
One of the things I would suggest is that he be looking for a new job now that he knows about this coming reduction. Having a current resume, some interviews behind him will assist him in making his decision. It always surprises me that people just wait to be released due to a lottery rather than being proactive by looking for a new job. I would also recommend that they review their financial state & determine how long they could live without his income.

He is 50 & so he is a grown man. You can only provide some input/guidance but it's not your responsibility.

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Registered: 03-23-2011
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 9:22pm

One of the things I would caution about is that 50 year olds face age discrimination.

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Registered: 02-14-2004
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 12:27am

Thanks for the advice to start looking now.

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Registered: 05-12-2011
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 12:08pm

Another thing he may need to decide. Is he willing to relocate for a job ? And if he does lose his job is there something else he may like to try doing. Sometimes a job lose should be looked at as an oppotunity to see if there is a chance to change your career path.

I know in today's job market it is difficult but people who are willing to look at the skills they have and decide to think out of the box and even look at new paths can sometimes rise tro the top instead of keeping themselvs in what is already known.

Good luck I know its scary.


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Registered: 01-07-2008
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 4:20pm

two things: I think your daughter probably needs to step up and find another job to relieve the pressure, and you need to support her in thaat. And secondly, you can't wave a magic wand for your SIL - he's a 50 year old grown man who knows his own skills and what he needs to do - but you *CAN* support him by letting him know how proud you are of him, and how he hasn't failed any of you by being in this situation. that kind of moral and emotional support is probably the most useful thing you can do right now, along with anything practical you can offer.


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