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Peace and Bravery

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I am feeling a bit down with our work situation still. The big cheese is here and he mentioned to me that he has answers for the factory workers. I don't imagine they have much longer before they are laid off. It is so sad when people leave not only because these are friendships we have forged throughout the years, but it is also my job to remove the security into the computer systems for them. That makes me think I will be around for a while, but I still wish I could find something that I think will last till me retirement. Being over 50 isn't easy to land that job, but I at least feel confident that I have a lot of knowledge and will be an asset. I will Survive! I will continue to fight to be positive!

On another note, my strength exercises have been going good for three weeks. I do believe I have pulled a muscle in my chest and need to lay off that one exercise for the time being. I am also getting the cardio in as planned. I feel better having made some goals and fulfilling them. It is my plan to keep building throughout the year. So far so good. I hope you are also making the changes you want.

"There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something Greater. But sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. That is the sort of bravery I must have now." ―Veronica Roth
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    My two cents worth -- If you do get laid off, you should be able to draw unemployment, which should ease the transition. AARP has resources for people over 50 who are looking for jobs and I don't believe you have to be a member to use their site. linkedIn is a good networking site.

    You probably know all this, but I thought I could remind you.

    Good luck!!

    2012 days ago
  • DEE107
    Hugs my friend work after 50 is hard my hubby took a long time to find another job hugs
    2015 days ago
    So sorry for all you are going through Val. I remember going through the same process where one of the companies i was working for was acquired by a much larger one and there were 3 sets of layoffs. I was among the last group, but before me, I saw even the president and vice president go, so I wasn't really surprised.

    You are very fortunate to have such needed and great skills and a great attitude even if the worst case scenario arises. My prayers are with you my friend.

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    2015 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2015 12:00:59 AM
  • JAMER123
    It's really tough when a company begins to lay off people esp. for those that are 50 and older. Hoping you can make it through. Hugs to you.
    emoticon emoticon Great quote.
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  • WILLOW49
    So sorry to hear about your work situation. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Glad to hear the exercise is going well for you :) In such trying times, what helps me keep going is:

    The Serenity Prayer

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.

    2015 days ago
    Great quote.
    I'm sorry about your work situation. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings for you and your coworkers.
    I'm sorry. Hugs
    I hope your chest muscle heals quickly for you. Take care.
    Congrats. on making your goals. You will do well in all you do. emoticon

    Have a nice afternoon,

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    2015 days ago
    These days, I personally don't think it's as hard to find a job being older. The economy has seen so many atypical situations that most are getting used to seeing applicants of all ages. You are viable at any age; just project it in your confidence when interviewing.
    2015 days ago
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