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  • gotburned26 gotburned26 Nov 3, 2012 3:51 PM Flag

    To all the HR

    people out there, what give you people the right to let older individuals go (setting them up for failure). I know what goes on behind closed doors in these big corporations. Get rid of the older people! Yes I was one of them, I spent all my life with one company, got the ax for nothing, but found out later why. My age. You think I can find a job now? I've been looking for two years. HR needs to be treated like some of us were treated. Anyone on the board agree with me? I know this does not pertain to this stock, but maybe someone on here understands.

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    • You are 100% correct- I was laid off (51) Now am 53 and same thing- I get interviews but then they always hire the younger guys/gals--Ive given up on any company hiring me- will have to mow lawns or deliver papers or something- The only good thing is I was smart enough to pay everything including the house off and have 800k in the bank so I can actually make it till I draw SS - but am certainly not going to be able to live like I thought I would in retirement

    • You are SUPPOSED to get fired. Just ask Mitt Romney:

      A former plant worker in Indiana tells the story: One day he was told to build a small stage and, shortly after, Romney’s Bain colleagues herded the workers in front of the stage to tell them they were fired. Romney, the worker says, made $100 million by shutting down the plant.

      “I looked both ways. I looked at the crowd, and we all just lost our jobs,” says the worker, Mike Earnest. “Turns out that when we built that stage it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick.”

      One Bain & Co. employee, who worked there after Romney and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that company was so predictable in its consulting advice -- fire people -- that it became an office punchline.

      "It was a running joke," he recalled. "'Oh, what are we going to do? We're going to fire people. Of course we are!' It was a joke. That's how we felt about it: 'Okay, let's have some beers on Friday and forget about it.'"

      • 1 Reply to al.gore22
      • Retardo. I find it hard to swallow that even you are so stupid as to believe that Romney via Bain capital, netted 173% average returns during his rule (100% control) by buying distressed companies and liquidating them. (and verify his "business acumen" in articles in La times and huff puff). Sure he established his own startup, named it Bain after his previous employer, and got an initial investment of 38 million based on his brains. Seriously. Does warren Buffet hold a candle to Romneys genius? Go do your homework that out fellow conservatives have failed to do. Bain Capital was a Money laundering operation for criminal operations. cayman Islands, Panamanian incorporation, Swiss accounts? No tax returns disclosed? Swiss accounts? An average rate of return of 173%?!!!!! All from a pathological liar who cannot even keep his lies straight for 24 hours who charmingly can say whatever his current victim wants to hear so to make his next "sell". Shame on you retardo for being so stupid. I'm hardly touching the surface to his connections to bush sr - remember the president disposed by conservatives more than j carter for
        Being such a liar?

    • tried to reply but I guess the big brothers have turned on the old message filters...if truly because of age, find a labor ESQ.

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