Made redundant at the age of 50
3 Posts Last Activity 24/03/2017
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Good Morning Folks - I hope you're all well. I was made redundant about 6 months ago, at the age of 50. I have always done office work and have more than 20 years' experience of general office administration and accounts/finance work. I have joined various employment agencies in an attempt to find work, but have not had any success. I have even thought of becoming self employed, but haven't got the confidence of going it alone, and not sure if I could get enough customers for my business to survive. Could anybody be kind enough to suggest what I could do in order to increase my chances of finding employment? My wife and I are having sleepless nights about this !! Thank You
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Can older people help young people?
3 Posts Last Activity 11/01/2017
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Currently youth unemployment and the growing isolation and loneliness of older people are considered core problems in both local communities and society as a whole. In your opinion what do you consider to be the most important, and why? Given the choice, which group would you prefer to support, and why?'Would you be willing to use your skills and knowledge to support the younger generation?How do you think they could be supported? Lots of questions I know, but older people have so many skills that can often be overlooked once retirement age is reached. We all know it's just a new phase of life beginning which can be a very exciting one, but can also be a bit sad and lonely for many. If the many skills, talents and sense of fun could be used to help young people to get a foot on the employment ladder (and also help prevent isolation), do you think this is a good idea? Or what about something like a call centre or employment agency staffed only by people over a certain age? I would appreciate everyone's thoughts on this.
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Factory Fire in Bangladesh - how can we influence working conditions?
1 Posts Last Activity 13/09/2016
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This is the second time a Factory has caught fire in the "sweatshops" that make the clothes we wear, ought we to boycott them until they provide better working conditions? Major Stores like M & S use them.
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Suspension from work
6 Posts Last Activity 17/10/2016
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I have been suspended from my work. I want to appeal against the actual suspension, does anyone know about the legal side, I keep reading that I have to wait for a hearing, though I was given a letter( whilst drinking in the pub out of work time) I have no idea of the allegations made about me and I disagree with the phrases used as a reason. Also I think there is a conflict of interest as my sister is my employer, she has been bullying and harassing me through text messages and she seems to be the investigator of the allegations. It's all very complicated , I was handing my notice before knowledge of this as my husband job relocating and when the deputy manager told me there had been a complaint, she told me to go on the sick, then she wouldn't have to give me the letter and she would write me a fab reference, it felt like bribery, she said that I shouldn't ruin my future job prospects with a disciplinary procedure and go on the sick... I of course totally refused and told her as I have done nothing wrong to give me letter and proceed... Also I feel like I'm being discriminated against as other staff members have been disciplined by warning and not suspended or asked to go on sick for actually doing and admitting to doing the things that I have alleged to have done.... I'm sorry if seems bit mixed up, I'm very confused and bit baffled by the whole affair
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Career advice for over 50s please?
10 Posts Last Activity 19/11/2016
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Any advice for an over 50 looking to start a new career?
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