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Re: OT: Got fired this week

by Laurent_R (Canon)
on Mar 26, 2017 at 09:54 UTC ( #1185979=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OT: Got fired this week

Hi karlgoethebier,

sorry to hear that you got fired. But don't despair, and don't delete your account. You are still a very valuable individual that can contribute to many things, such as open source projects or other things. And you might even get a new job, even if it might be with different conditions.

My two cents' worth of personal experience. I am 61 now, and I got fired from my job nine years ago. I thought at the time that I wouldn't find a new job with a regular employment contract. So I decided to move to free lance work. And since I was fortunate enough to have a real expertise on the customer administration and billing system of a major telecommunication operator, I succeeded to work full-time as a freelance contractor during eight years. Better yet, last year, the company for which I was working as a freelance subcontractor figured out that I might be tempted to go to their competitor and offered me a full-time employment agreement at age 60, so that I am no longer free-lance for the time being. And if I succeeded to get hired at age 60 in France, I'm pretty sure you can also in Germany, where it's probably easier.

Meanwhile, during these nine years since I was fired, I learned a lot of new things that make me more valuable on the job market, including becoming much better at Perl and even learning a new language, Perl 6.

In brief, you can probably find a new job, even if this implies some changes in the specific conditions of employment. And you can contribute your talent and knowledge to many other things.

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