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kkheff

After working 13 years for a company, I was "let go" last month.  At first I was ok, but as the realization sunk in (I have never been fired before) I had a melt down.  They're reasoning was that I had missed too much work, I have severe migraines and am under a neurologists care and they know it.  I was always considered the best in our department so everyone was in shock when this happened.  I believe I was used as a scapegoat because the economy is so bad and the dept was not making their numbers that one had to go.  I am (was) third in line below the 2 top managers so I got it.  I feel like a failure, my migraines have slowed down considerably (I'm not bringing work home anylonger) but I'm so depressed because how am I going to find another job since the economy is so bad now?  I did get my unemployment because they didn't really have a good enough reason to fire me since they knew about the migraines and I had excuses everytime.  I'm very concerned about our finances and my future, I am 52 and scared to death to do anything but what I have been doing all along....

Shared by kkheff on 8/17/08
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kkheff

First, you have to focus on your health. If you can't find a way to alleviate the migraines you're going to be in the same situation.

If the migraines relate to the stress of the job then you are going to have to find a less stressful job or you will find yourself in the same situation.

Since you have a good reputation and have been a good worker, see what you can do with networking. Ask all the people you feel comfortable talking to if they could recommend a company for you or a job for you. People will help connect you if they know you and know what you are capable of.

caterina63

Hang in there! Take some time for yourself! I was let go after 35 years from a job, I am 53. I know I am a good person, corporate greed has infected this nation. Just remember God has a plan.
God Bless You.