Originally Posted by rachiebach
Thank you for your well wishes and advice. He's already started the paperwork for unemployment but that takes around 3 weeks to kick in. As the entire company went under, he will not be recieving any severance what-so-ever, though I'm not sure he would have gotten any in other circumstances. He's not old enough to apply for early retirement-you have to be 62 minimum for that.
I just don't understand how things got so bad so fast in this country. Is it because people were jsut living above their means? Because people were getting to greedy? What caused the sudden swing? I don't understand it...and if it is any of the above it really stinks that people who played it smart are going down for the stupidity of others.
I'm so so sorry! While there's LOTS of reasons, it certainly wasn't sudden. I know people who are being laid off left and right and people who have been job hunting for over a year (I'm going on 5 months). I try to stay away from the news as much as possible because it's so disheartening. OTOH, I know people who have been laid off who totally re-evaluate their lives and decide to pursue a different career path or go back to school (at all ages) and they are much happier
And while it is grim out there, just because your dad lost his job does not mean the next step is ending up on the street. You have to remain positive and pro-active!
Since the company went under, he should have no trouble getting unemployment benefits. Also, maybe it would be a good idea to have him meet with a staffing agency so he can get some solid advice on his resume?