Hope

by Scott Barron
(Columbus, OH USA)

On November 19, 2009 I became a victim of wrongful termination. I have never been terminated. I spent 20 years of my life in the corporate world. I worked for a company that I planned to retire from. Then one day everything changed. There I was, age 42, terminated and unemployed.

There were no events leading to my termination. It was out of clear blue. I didn’t have a plan B. One thing I can take from the whole incident - “something” better is yet to come. It was absolutely too bizarre that my intended direction from the universe was more powerful than my intent to stay at a specific job/company until retirement. I am forced down a new path.

Yes, in my past few months I have experienced many trials and tribulations. My company has fought with every fiber they have to revoke my unemployment benefits. Today was their 3rd try and my hearing was this morning. I currently do not know the outcome of the hearing; but I have faced my fears, relived the event, and finally was able to tell my side of the story. I’m free.

I now feel hope and strength. I know the best is yet to come. I now have a new knowledge and respect for those of us on or seeking unemployment. I know it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I know you may not feel hope or strength now. IF you are here, reading this, there are people that care about you.

Chris, the owner of this website has been a life saver to me; in more ways than she knows.

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