what should i do when my dad is about to lose his job?

Singapore
June 29, 2008 12:29am CST
Hi guys, there is something that bothers me for the past few weeks. My dad is going to lose his job soon, which he has been holding on the same job for the past few 30 over years. From what i've overheard from the conversation between my parents, i found out that my dad seems unhappy of being bullied by his colleagues. Especially someone at a much higher level, who doesn't seem to be friendly toward my dad and she kept on using the workers who are under my dad's supervision to create chaos for him. when the work does have some faults, she would definitely reprimand my dad. it wasn't my dad's fault but just to sack the older staffs may lessen their burden as they have to pay a huge lump sum of money to the staffs who were sacked by the company. I was bothered with this scenario as because I am still a student, and i couldn't imagine that the only sole breadwinner has lost his job and our family will be facing a huge financial problem. I wanted to redress for my dad but what should i do?
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@arddi2007 (202)
• Albania
29 Jun 08
well, im sorry for your father. i say that you should encourage him to find another job. in fact, on those last 30 days at work, you should be the one who searches for jobs and when he comes from work, you should tell him to aplly in one of them. this is the only thing you can do. or, you can also spare every money he gives to you, and when he quits, you can tell him that it's just a gift to show you appriciation to him. an another option is YOU to work on the internet, on a site that you can request your payout with real money on a credit card or through mailing post, and give your family all you have earned. these are my options which you might find helpful!
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@magojordan (3256)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe for a start you may start to look for alternative sources of income.Maybe your father has savings that could be used to put up a business or something that would really help you earn money. On your part you may start saving up money so that you would have something extra when the need comes for it. You could start by not buying unnecessary things and saving up the money instead. I'm wishing you all the best in life and don't lose hope ever.
@YOULANLIU (312)
• China
30 Jun 08
I'm sorry to hear about your father's situation.But I think you needn't to worry about him.As an old worker with thirty years work experience,I can understand his pain of losing his job.But at the same time,he must be rich in his expreience,so it is not different for him to find a better job again.You are a student,so your mission is have a good achievement of your study,I think that must be also your father's desire.Certainly,you can do more for him,maybe you can help him to find a good job as soon as possible.
30 Jun 08
Hello lamesteer01, I am so sorry for you and your dad, he is suffering,but your mum is there for him they will manage, please don't worry they are sorting it out. but one thing is he has been ther for over 30 years, he can sue them for unfair dismissal ask him to speak to citizen advice known as CAB. Hope everything will work out just fine. Love Tamarafireheart.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Hi there!!! I just read your discussion and i have a lot to say! My dad just lost his job as well, he was laid off early this year from a company he has been with for the last 15 years! He was sad about it but kind of relieved at the same time. My dad is in his mid 50's now and is about to start over on the job board. Now he and my mother both work but all the kids are out of the house! so it is just them but he made a big amount of money compared to my mother. He was beginning to hate the field of work that he was doing and we had a family meeting HEHE! and came to the conclusion that maybe it was time for dad to work from home. Maybe you could talk to your dad about it maybe he has a nitch that he can do. My father is really good at art and painting so he is now selling his paintings online and doing well. and there are a lot of older people now who are just working from home with customer services places which is good since the gas prices are so high. If your mom is working than maybe it will give your dad some time to find what makes him happy. Just food for thought. I think though that maybe you shouldnt talk to him about it unless it is on a positive note because i am sure your dad is pretty stressed out as it is and only wants his families support right now. Good luck and i hope all works out
• United States
29 Jun 08
Try not to cause any tension in the family by acting up. You would probably do best if you let the adults take care of the problem. I'm sure your parents will come through with a soluton. It may take a while, it may not happen right away. Just be there if they put any demands on you and try to cooperate as much as possible. Prayer helps too.
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
I think there's nothing you can do about it. That's difficult if your dad will lose his job. But I don't think so, he won't be fired from work without any good reason or company rules that he might have committed. It's all up to your dad to stay with his job or not. Maybe, he needs to talk to his superior about it and settle the differences they have. I hope your dad will handle it well and keep his job. Have a great day!
@Hatley (149198)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 08
lamester just be supportive of your dad as he is having a hard time and if you could find even a parttime job that might help too,it depends on where you are in your schooling of course.it is ultimately up to your dad to find a new job.