The NY Daily News profiles Brooklyn Heights resident /job seeker Carol Vitkay an executive secretary with over 40 years of experience at investment firms. Contact her – cavitkay AT yahoo.com if you’ve got a position or lead for her:
NY Daily News: The first time the company Carol Vitkay worked for was sold, she survived with her job intact. The second time, 30 years later, she wasn’t so lucky.
After four decades as a secretary at Manhattan investment bank White Weld, and then at the giant firm that bought it, Merrill Lynch, Vitkay longs to get back to work. She lost her job in December 2008 when her boss left Merrill after it was sold to Bank of America.
She can’t afford to retire because during her final decade at Merrill, Vitkay was a temp worker, meaning she didn’t have health insurance, paid vacations, sick leave, 401(k) contributions or bonuses.
She has been tapping savings to pay her health insurance premiums, which are now more expensive than her rent in Brooklyn Heights.