Skip to comments.David's Liberation Day (Barf Alert)
Posted on 05/19/2014 1:52:26 PM PDT by pabianice
On May 19, 2009, along with a lot of other people, I was laid off from Quark. That was my best-paid job to date, and it would turn out to be my last full-time job.
I was 65, working in a field (IT) that has always been notorious for age discrimination, and it was during the Great Recession, a.k.a. Yet Another Grim Republican Recession, a.k.a. Please Save Us Again, Democratic Party.
Now, Ive been laid off many times over the decades. (See my essay The Day Job.) This included times when I was in my forties, fifties, and even very early sixties. For various reasons, including a lot of luck, I was able to find a new job each time. I knew or at least strongly suspected that it would be different this time. 65 is old in any industry; in IT its, like, Egyptian mummy, dude. Even if the economy had been booming, I would have been unlikely to find a new IT job.
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But now? The GOP has controlled exactly one house of congress since January 2011 with a feckless speaker who has been marginally more conservative than Nancy Pelosi.
Six years into it and it's still Bush's fault? Something tells me the problem isn't age, it's that Dave's a little too thick to be working IT.
And poor David didn’t plan ahead for retirement because?
Dave’s a mindless lefty lib.
My husband was forcibly retired from his IT job in 2008 and was fully employed by a contracting firm the next day. He was 63. If you keep your skills current, age has nothing to do with it.
It’s always better to blame someone or something else.
Why are you posting an excerpt from a blog? A leftist Knucklehead’s blog from the looks of it.
Please post the entire blog, or better yet delete the brain droppings of this Leftist twit and save us all the desire to click over and destroy him.
Bush was in charge exactly 19 days in 2009, not a few months. My belief is that much of the contraction in the economy in late 2008 resulted from the uncertainty of American business faced with an incompetent community organizer, who imagined himself a genius, moving into the White Hpouse.
I retired at the end of 2006 at the age of 65 and have lived very well since because I maxed out my 401K and employee stock purchase plan the last 15 years of my employment. This guy probably blew every cent he made and saved none.
Of course, they will never ever give a conservative the same benefit. Remember the mid-term losses the GOP suffered in 1982 because "Reaganomics wasn't working"?
This should have been a clue he was doing something wrong. Yes, there are many people that get laid off through no fault of their own. But, again and again? He should have been asking why after the 2nd time.
I've been fortunate: I've been nearly continuously employed for 40 years. With one exception, I had already accepted my next job when I resigned my previous one. The only exception was when I left for college: it took me a couple of weeks after arriving to find a part-time job.
My secrets? #1: Always be on the lookout for an opportunity to learn (and do) new things. If you are doing the same thing over and over, you are stagnating. If your job is eliminated, and that's your only skill, you won't be needed any longer.
#2: Read the writing on the wall. If your current job is starting to look like it has no future, it's time to move on. I've avoided a couple of large layoffs that may have ensnared me by pursuing a new opportunity on a timely basis.
#3: Do your job, well. "Achieved expectations" isn't enough for job security. If you aren't "exceeding expectations", you have to find a way to do so.
It will never stop being Bush’s fault. Their thinking is that it is sooooo bad that even the One couldn’t fix it.
That’s what I’m thinking too.
He won’t let you I already tried
Daves a mindless whiny lefty lib.
My first observation was exactly the same thing. Couldn’t make it a few months more to get to his 66th birthday to get full SS benefits.
Like so many people I encounter in the 60 -70 age group, they have no savings, big mortgages, large car payments, student loans for the kids and themselves and are arriving at the retirement years in that financial condition that resembles the Federal Government.
I always nod when they unwind their tale of woe and how the “world” has treated them so unfairly. It’s just unbelievable.
The outcome of the 2008 election was readily apparent in summer 2008, when the two candidates were chosen. And the prospect of Obama in the Oval Office tanked the market in September. There were other contributing factors, but I think that accelerated it. If you look at the stock market, it actually peaked at the end of 2007.
The economy peaked at the end of 2006, and unemployment started creeping up in January -- right about the time the Democrats took control of both the House and Senate and their legislative priorities became obvious. I don't think it was a coincidence.
Typical brain dead Dem...6 years after it is still the Republican fault.
Sounds like there is a reason he can’t keep a job...
August 7, 2011
After being laid off twice, 26-year-old David Dvorkin plunged right back into the job market. He tapped everybody he knew for help, and after an intensive six-month search, he landed a job as an account executive for 77 WABC Radio in New York, where he’s been working since 2008.