My dad has been with the same company for over 30+ years. He's around 63 years old and has been very dedicated to his employer for all of these years. He wakes up at 3am every morning, drives to work and has been working this job since he was 30 years old.
The original owner of this company loved my dad and treated him like a son.
Anyhow gone are those times and recently my dad has been having issues with the new owner (son of the old man since the old man passed away). He has my dad do strange jobs like drive the forklift, and sweeping and just anything to piss my dad off.
This morning he told my dad to get on the forklift again to do some work. My dad responded that his health is not good for doing that job and that it wasn't his main job anyway.
My dad is 63 and not as strong as he used to be. In any event the new owner said that if he doesn't do it he can go home, and immediately he sent my dad home.
My dad came home and my ma says he was a bit frustrated because he has put in over 30+ years and this is how he is being treated. I talked to my dad and mentioned to him to be professional, do whatever you have to do to maintain your job. He was a bit scared because he didn't know if he was fired or not. I told him tomorrow morning go to work and just be professional DO NOT GET ANGRY.
In any event he just called me and said that the company called him and asked him to please come into work tomorrow. I couldn't believe it first they sent him home now they are asking him to come back...and to do this to a man whose 63 and put in 30+ years at this place.
My dad would love for them to fire him...but I don't think they will. I almost think they just want him to quit on his own. I know my dad's not like he used to be due to his age...but just making it hard on him just pisses me off.
Have you seen companies who really want an employee just to quit?