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 Post subject: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:42 pm 
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This girl.

Seriously. Myself and a few others were laid off today. I guess I can start the new year off fresh, trying to pursue something that will make me happier than what I was doing, but seriously, 3 days before xmas?!?!?!?! And no severance. You might as well punch me in the face on my way out the door. And the economy is in the toilet... Where is your heart MR. CEO and President. Douchebags.

That is all. Needed to rant a little.

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:48 pm 
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wow, that's total bullshiitake! I'm sorry

i got laid off the day after I got back from a vacation. i guess it's better that way cause I would have been worried about money the whole vacation otherwise, but it would have been nice to have been laid off before the vacation so i could have just not come back to work!

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:53 pm 
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I'm so sorry .........that really sucks and I wish I could think of something to say that makes it better.

My own job is likely to be eliminated very soon (I am just waiting for the new Governor to take office) and I have been vacillating between panic and depression for months even though I am actually miserable at my current job.

And then I need to remind myself that I am lucky I still have a job.

But I can totally understand what you are feeling.

All I can say to you is what I say to myself- and that's that in the end we will all get through this and likely be better off in the long run.

In the meantime it still sucks :(


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:53 pm 
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I have had a weird feeling since our company meeting a week ago when they said they needed to find ways to cut the budget across the board, they never once led us to believe that it would result in lay offs.

The only good thing about being laid off today is that I actually get time to spend with my sister while she is visiting from cali for the holidays since I couldn't take any time off.

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:56 pm 
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That's horrible! Couldn't they wait until after the new year?

The time off is good at least - way to bright side :)

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:57 pm 
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appifanie wrote:
That's horrible! Couldn't they wait until after the new year?

The time off is good at least - way to bright side :)



Ahhh you changed your avatar!!!!!!!!! And I'm assuming they did it now because they need to get their shiitake together for the 2011 budget...

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:26 pm 
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I'm so sorry! What a shitty time to do it. But it sounds like you are trying to be optimistic, and you should be - while it will be hard, you have the opportunity figure out and pursue something you really want to do! But yeah, shitty company to lay off people at this time!

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:27 pm 
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ahh, I just got an email from my boss telling me there's probably not much work for me when I get back in January. it's not quite a laying off, but it's not employment. limbo kinda sucks! and I'm unlikely to find anything between now and then, given that I'm an ocean away. aaargh!

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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That really sucks. I'm sorry. I hope you find something where people will treat you better soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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Wow, that is super shitty. I'm sorry!

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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I'm sorry, that's crappy. That's really low for them to do it right before holidays. <3

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Oh I'm so sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:41 pm 
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I'm so sorry! A friend of mine was just laid off last week, too! Such horrible, horrible timing, really.

I am also in the "laid off after returning from expensive vacation" camp.


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:41 pm 
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that is mega sucko. i hope something amazing happens in 2011 and this bad luck turns out to have been an awesome christmas present in disguise. and that those mustards who fired you all have the flu for three straight months, starting asap.

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:52 pm 
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Wow, the least they could have done was to give you a heads up! Like you said though, you now have time to spend with your sister. I really hope something amazing pulls through for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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That is awful. So sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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very sorry to hear this. never trust your forking boss. i have no job and my prospects are bleak if it makes you feel any better.

are you able to get unemployment?


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:58 pm 
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Oh no! I'm so sorry. What a crasshole thing for them to do. I do like the symbolism of the new year, starting fresh and all. Here's hoping something great comes your way soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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That's terrible! No severance either? Bitchesssss.

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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I'm so sorry! That's horrible! I hope you land a job quickly and everything works out. Perhaps it is time to take a short break?

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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That sucks...I hope you find something better, and soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:33 pm 
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That is rough, VFR. Recharge your batteries, have an awesome time with your sister, and hopefully inspiration/star alignment/manifestation/good luck will bring a way better job for you in 2011.


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
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hang in there, girl, and good luck getting your feet back on the ground!

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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:42 am 
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Ugh--that is so callous of them. I'm sorry! It sounds like you'll qualify for unemployment. I hope you can find a way to flip this into a positive. I think you will, but I wouldn't be surprised if right now it didn't feel like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Who gets laid off 3 days before xmas
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:52 am 
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You forgot to add to the title: "and has two thumbs"

With that said, I'm sorry! That's nasty.

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