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Thread: Suicidal after getting fired from my job of 11 years

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    Wow that was 2 years ago and I'm back to the same feeling just different reason

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    Sorry OP but racial discrimination is not taken lightly in businesses current day.
    But likewise neither is throwing the racial discrimination card.

    You have provided no evidence that they discriminated against you , yet you have shown evidence that you have accused them of doing so.

    If you haven’t progressed in the company , it’s not just because of your colour. You believe it to be so , (and tried to make it sound like a joke) yet no lawyer will take your case.
    That’s because no lawyer wants to take on a clear cut losing battle.

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    Wrong!! I have progressed in that company I was a top performer which I stated in the post. I was asked to go to Texas to help train new employees. So basically I'm now being punished because I brought up race even in joking manner? Whatever... I'm on here for advice because I'm feeling at my lowest not to be told that i played the race card nice try though

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    Wrong!! I have progressed in that company I was a top performer which I stated in the post. I was asked to go to Texas to help train new employees. So basically I'm now being punished because I brought up race even in joking manner? Whatever... I'm on here for advice because I'm feeling at my lowest not to be told that i played the race card nice try though

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    Originally Posted by Tab2n0
    Billie28
    Wrong!! I have progressed in that company I was a top performer which I stated in the post. I was asked to go to Texas to help train new employees. So basically I'm now being punished because I brought up race even in joking manner? Whatever... I'm on here for advice because I'm feeling at my lowest not to be told that i played the race card nice try though
    As a “top performer” why did you message a supervisor suggesting he doesn’t help you because you are coloured?
    Joke or no joke?

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    Well there are leads there available to assist with questions, that's what they are there for. No I dont know everything so we are to reach out to the leads for assistance.

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    Tab, joke aside, IF you believed you were being racially discriminated against, the proper protocol would be to go to HR or senior manager, with evidence as to why you believe that.

    Does not help you now, unfortunately, damage done, but explains why an attorney won't take the case. Maybe even why they terminated you.

    Because fact is, an employer cannot fire an employee for making a proper claim for racial discrimination. There are labor laws in place protecting employees from that.

    But the joke thing, I'd have to know what you said exactly, what the joke was and the conversation between you and your supervisor that led to the joke

    You can still file a claim though with the DFEH (Department of Fair Employment and Housing) which is actually the first step before filing a lawsuit.

    They will investigate.

    But back to now. Have you spoken with a doctor about your suicidal feelings? Are you sleeping? Eating?

    You may need medication temporarily just to get you through the initial funk and transition.

    I've gone through periods like this at various times in my life, and as I said there is help out there!

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    That's the problem I'm sleeping all day and eating horribly. I'm having panic attacks worrying about what I'm going to do next and how im going to pay rent/bills

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    Originally Posted by Tab2n0
    That's the problem I'm sleeping all day and eating horribly. I'm having panic attacks worrying about what I'm going to do next and how im going to pay rent/bills
    I get that and I'm sorry.

    I hope this does not come across as too harsh, but what are you going to do about it?

    Continue to sleep all day or seek help?

    I KNOW how hard it is, been there myself.

    But I've learned wallowing in my own pain and suffering only exacerbates the depression, and actually prevents me from taking steps to help myself and get better.

    It takes a lot of strength! But if you have the energy and strength to reach out/post here, then you have the strength to reach out to doctor, suicide hot line, or even just go for a walk in the sunshine, which will make you feel better too.


    But you can do it, I know you can!

    If I could do it, anyone can!

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    Yes I have reached out to a suicide prevention line. I have been applying for jobs and have interviews etc. Starting from scratch is going to be so hard and I'm scared I will fail, i think it's the fear of the unknown that drives me crazy

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