Here’s a current scenario that is happening all too often to way too many of my friends and family and hundreds of thousands of strangers across our great Homeland.
You are a loyal and longtime worker. You’ve been with the company for over 20 years. You’re called into the office a year before your 62nd birthday and told you have two Hobson’s Choices: “Sign this paper saying you will retire the day you turn 62 or get fired today and lose your health insurance and go on unemployment. The decision is all yours!” Of course, these “new firees” are terrified and stunned and only hear, “You’re fat and ugly and stupid and smelly and we’re through with you, now get out!”