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My dad is turning 65 soon and yesterday he told me he’s super unhappy at his job bc he’s not getting promoted. He feels like his talents are not being utilized. I feel for him but he’s so close to retirement and he’s the sole breadwinner for him and my mom (brother and I offered support but they decline). Has anyone been in a similar situation? I feel like he will get discouraged with his job search if he doesn’t hear back from places and will be even more unhappy. Anyone have any leads on (con)

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It’s going to be tough to be honest but he can try in public sector as a contractor. Very few private companies are looking for DBAs because of the cloud migrations. Federal govt and some healthcare organizations are still hiring DBAs. Where does your dad live?

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He lives in Chicago. And yeah, I figured it would be tough and we’re trying to explain that to him ☹️ the other thing is - him being in his 60s and sole breadwinner - they need good health insurance (which probably won’t happen if he takes a contracting role). He does have experience in healthcare from his time at infosys.

Age discrimination is real and rampant in the corporate world. He should stay in his current role and ride it out. My 2 cents.

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How someone his age can get an IT job here in the US? His title is “Database Administrator” he’s worked in the food industry, then at infosys, then back in the food industry company for his entire career. Any advice on how you’d tell him it’s not a great idea? Brother and mom have already told him.

Let the man apply! It's great that he still has ambitions and professional goals. Maybe refer him to a position at Deloitte, Deloitte has a tonne of DBA roles, specially in the public sector. It is nice that you are trying to watch out for his feelings, but I think it would be best to support his job hunt, encourage him and empathize if and when he gets rejected.

Do you know anyone doing DBA at deloitte I can connect him with for a networking call?

he should step back , relax and enjoy his retirement ..... There is a purpose why retirement age is established for humans at leastin organized sector.....

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