Employment Security Is A Lie
When we are growing up, we are all told to go to school, get a good secure job and your life will be easier, what a lie.
There is nothing like job security, I work but I`m also very realistic my job could be cut any time, this feeling has never gone away since I found out that people are fired faster than they imagine.
Being Fired From Your Job At 63
I don`t know where you are, retirement age here is 64. But once you hit 50, finding a job becomes almost impossible, when you check vacant employment platforms, most will finish with "not older than 35 years".
I was devastated this week when I checked our staff board and realized almost 40% of the staff names have been taken out, I saw my name still there but instead of jubilating, I felt close to tears, not of happiness but because I felt really sad and devastated, a workmate,63 years is in the group that got fired.
Now things happen for a reason, but I really hope I`m never in a position to decide if a 63-year-old person should keep their job or not. Who fires someone already counting the days until they retire? in my world or my human side of the brain(only mine) you don`t do such things, there has to be humanity left in you to let that person retire in peace.
Working hard but feeling unapreciated
since the beginning of last year, we`ve worked very hard at where I work, we`ve been pushed to the limit but we`re grateful to have that paycheque every month, I know so many who have lost jobs since the pandemic began, in my apartment block almost 60% moved out, it doesn't help much that I live in a tiny isolated village.
From what I know, the village had its days, there were watch manufacturing companies but they moved more than 15 years ago taking the jobs with them and leaving the people to pick up the pieces. Unless things have changed,(I don`t think they have) my tiny village has the 2nd highest unemployment rate countrywide so finding a job is HARD.
The Not Knowing
I learned without being told not to feel too comfy in my working place, things can change without notice, as a salaried worker, you`re just so easy to replace but what happened there last week only confirms what I`ve always said to myself no employment is safe.
We`re used to employers wanting to make a profit, but how long can we who are still in employment be supposed to go on working until you`re ready to drop?
I could not imagine that being me but recently I find myself going to bed before sunset because I`m just too tired. I get home not a minute before 8 pm if I`m lucky and most nights, I`m in bed by 9 pm. That`s not life, you don`t work, sleep, work sleep but it seems that`s what I`ve been doing for the whole of last year and this year. I find I`m pushed beyond what I can
I`m lucky I`ve almost not had to pay my membership here out of pocket since I started, but it`s hard to make money online if weeks go by sometimes without turning on the computer to check what needs to be done on my website.
That`s my ramble today/tonight if you`re working in a job, know it`s not safe, you`re reading this because you`re a member here at WA, take advantage of the tools here, make your site a success so no one can tell you you`re fired at 63.