laid off 4 months prior to full retirement age
after 7 years of successful with consistently excellent to exemplary performance reviews, Compass began transferring me to various locations and would not interview me for other comparable managerial positions. Eventually I was told that they would have to let me go because they had no available openings for me, however thet said they could keep me on as an "on call" employee. This was a "lack of work" dismissal and not disciplinary althoug no severance was offered. Other middle management employees such as Corporate Executive chefs etc had a very short turnover rate depending on their age. Usually 50-55 yrs seemed to be the average age for dismissal.
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