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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.


Happened to a friend of ours, same at 53. But things aren't going smoothly with the replacement, far from it. Hope you find something soon enough.
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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.
Hope you find something soon, Zuri. I am sorry to hear that!
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Old 06.07.2017, 03:27
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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.
Well that's unutterably shit, I am very sorry.
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Old 06.07.2017, 04:19
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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.
Oh, noooo. That must hurt!
Hope you soon find something good out there, which is even better for you that the job you're now leaving.
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Old 06.07.2017, 05:49
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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.
Very sorry to hear that! Been there, done that, not fun...!

Will be crossing my fingers (and will send you some links to recruiters, you never know)
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Old 06.07.2017, 08:46
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Happened to a friend of ours, same at 53. But things aren't going smoothly with the replacement, far from it. Hope you find something soon enough.
Common story but sadly does not help, no senior manager will admit to a poor decision.

Once worked at a place where they outsourced a group of people to India whose main role was liaising with internal "customers" about requirements, the suitability of new systems and advice about using new systems.
Practically impossible over the phone when neither side were native English speakers
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Old 06.07.2017, 08:48
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Common story but sadly does not help, no senior manager will admit to a poor decision.

Once worked at a place where they outsourced a group of people to India whose main role was liaising with internal "customers" about requirements, the suitability of new systems and advice about using new systems.
Practically impossible over the phone when neither side were native English speakers
Hence the reason why Barclays dropped their call centers in India.
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Old 06.07.2017, 09:01
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Time we forgot the whole "global" bs idea. And while we are at it, the whole pc-ness.

Zuri - fingers crossed for you. It is not only IT where this parasitical principle shows.
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Old 06.07.2017, 09:02
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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.
Im so sorry to hear that... i hope that Indian guy gets his visa denied!
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Old 06.07.2017, 10:44
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Really sorry to hear this, ZuriRollt.

I hate the direction these companies are going, firing Ü50 employees as a matter of policy. It's widespread, few will ever make it to retirement age here.

Switzerland really needs to wake up to the knock on effects of this practice... but the cynic in me doubts this will ever happen.

Wishing you all the best.
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Old 06.07.2017, 10:55
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Having to hunt for my drink and popcorn when watching a movie on my VR headset.
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Old 06.07.2017, 11:44
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Woke up to find that approximately 2.5 feet of toddler takes up over 4 square feet of bed.
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... i hope that Indian guy gets his visa denied!
Maybe he is already on the EF, asking what a fair salary is for his new job.
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Old 06.07.2017, 14:39
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The car I want is a 4 seater and not 5 which makes it an inconvenience for 4 adults and a baby seat.

Speaking of which, the babyseats in the middle are not allowed,right? or a better question is are they safe in the middle
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Have just been fired to be replaced by a fellow colleague from outsourcing (India), who planned this extremely carefully. Not fun at just over 50 in IT.
Sorry, just stating the facts.
Sorry to hear Zuri.

We were just talking about this with my wife. We still have some considerable time till 50 but seeing in both of our companies, most of the people over 50 are mostly either made redundant or forced into early retirement.

We will do our best to close all of our debts and make the savings for kids before 50. anything we might earn afterwards seems to be a bonus in today's business practices
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

A fellow traveler flying business class on a long-haul flight was bitching to the stewardess that the seat next to him is occupied and it should have been free.
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Old 06.07.2017, 15:38
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A fellow traveler flying business class on a long-haul flight was bitching to the stewardess that the seat next to him is occupied and it should have been free.
The one you sat in?
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Old 06.07.2017, 16:12
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I think the bus driver tried to kill us...or maybe he had a continuous heat stroke. Nonetheless, he said "merci bcp et bonne journée á tous", so I am not sure.
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The one you sat in?
I mean, c'mon, everyones so sensitive these days, so what that that I showered last week?
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Old 06.07.2017, 16:25
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I think the bus driver tried to kill us...
The VBZ Netz goes all the way to La Cote?

Interesting...
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