Laid Off - Again
After sending out resumes and making calls almost every day, wondering if her age was holding her back, she landed a new job. She works for U-Haul in customer service and proudly wears her khaki uniform around town. Now she helps others handle their moves-as they relocate for family, for work, or to less expensive digs after their first, or second, or third pink slips.
[Originally published in April, 2009.]
On April 28, 2009, John Hilton wrote:
This article has been updated since its publication in the April 2009 Ann Arbor Observer. The change reflects the following correction, which appeared in the May 2009 issue:
In our April feature on people who've lost jobs, Madeleine Borthwick was the inspiring exception--she'd found a new position after almost a year of unemployment. But we described an earlier job loss incorrectly. In a phone call, Borthwick pointed out that the complaint that led to her firing from Republic Parking came from a coworker, not a customer.