Anyone else gotten laid off?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by spittinfire, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Well, I got a shock when I walked in yesterday...sorry, your position has been terminated. According to my manager there was nothing wrong with my work or behavior, tenur had nothing to do with it, pay had nothing to do with it, somehow I was the lucky one.

    I know God has a plan, its just very frustrating. Anyone else going thru this too?

    If anyone around the Asheville, NC area knows of anything opening up let me know. I'm a jack of all trades and have done a little bit of everything thru the years.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That sucks brother! Sorry to hear that and I hope that you find something quick to get you back to work.

    Best of luck in the search - get those resume's out there and start banging on some doors.

    JD
     

  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm going through what could be called a furlough. The company expects stuff to pick back up in a week or two.

    More than half of the work force got laid off. I got luck and got a long vacation over the holidays.

    Sorry to hear we were hit be the crappy economy. Fear not, Obama will make everything better.
     
  4. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I got my lay off last Thursday. Boss said if/when stuff picks up, he's gonna call me. I figure if I sit by the phone, Obammy will call and offer me my piece of the pie! :rolleyes:
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Spousal unit has been out of work for about 5 months. Unemployment runs out next month. Spends her days applying for jobs, going to interviews etc. Last job she interviewed for had 450 applicants! They had to try to sift through the apps to find a handful to interview.

    Supposed to start Monday with a company a friend works for. We'll see how that works out.

    I am fortunate to be in a fairly recession proof field. When the economy gets bad, I get busy. I have been here so long we would have to be in a total economic melt down for me to get layed off.
     
  6. hillbilly68

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    I am sorry to hear that for all of those who got caught in the mess. Hang in there, things will get better. Anybody who saw the 70s understands this, either from seeing their parents having to muddle through or themselves if they were in the work force. Sh***y deal all around though. Good luck gents.
     
  7. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    I got laid off in July. Went back to work in an entirely different field in August. Hang in there. One door closes, another opens.
     
  8. pioneer461

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    I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. I've been there a couple of times and my present position is pretty shaky.

    In both cases when I was laid-off, it resulted in my getting a better job, so there may be a reason to celebrate. If I had not been laid off, I never would have met my wife of 33 years and my 2 children never would have been born. A lay-off resulted in a new job with a better police agency, which presented me with the opportunity to end my career on the up-stroke, retiring at the top of my game.

    In the mean-time try to keep your spirits up and your family & friends close.

    Best of luck, and God bless.
     
  9. Chester

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    I haven't been laid off but things around here are very slow. I'm in the construction industry and not much going on.

    Hang in there things will get better !!!!!
     
  10. skullcrusher

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    Things in my area are not good at all. Several large plants (chemical, industrial, metals) have already announced scheduled lay offs to the unions. Most have no contractractors in plant anymore. Even the biggies (DuPont and the like) are running just enough product to keep the lines open.

    It will get better, sometime, this is the USA, damn it.

    I think it will get worse before it gets better. How long will it take for those Obamites to admit thier stupidity?

    Lotsa 'cradle to the grave' mentality out there. I mean LOTSA!
     
  11. GarandGuy

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    I was laid off in Feb. 2008 and in my state things are meager and always were to say the least. I am laid off from an Iron Foundry and it looks meager all the way around folks. I don't see the new President putting a Band Aid on anything very soon. He even said his plans might not work in four years too. Next time around, vote Independent. Republicans make wars, Democrats take guns, Independents take the ideas from both worlds and try to make people the happiest. Grab the chest waders and a canoe and hope for the best folks. :D
     
  12. kcebdivad

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    I havent been working since the end of october, been doing odd jobs and such to make ends meet. It has been pretty nice spending more time with the kids. But am about ready to open up my own auto repair shop, pretty excited about it.
    But like someone else said, everything happens for a reason.
     
  13. user4

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    My condolences. I've been buying guns on craigslist and selling them on texasguntrader. I sell plasma twice a week for gas money. It's a good thing my wife has a good job. I make only about 30% of what she makes, but it is nice to have.
     
  14. skullcrusher

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    WHAT??? :eek:
     
  15. cpttango30

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    Sorry to hear that man. Hang in there.

    I was lucky I got fired 9 months before the housing market blew up in our faces. I was running a Scraper for a 1000+ employee construction company here in NOVA. I went back to school and now work in a decent job making ok money. I don't have to put up with stinky chest thumping cavemen and eat dirt and suck exauste every day. I am surronded by women and have my own office now.

    I have friends that have not been working for 4 or 5 months now.
     
  16. Jables

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    I hate to post this, but to be honest, I've had a great year. I have a very good job and actually just got asked to reconsider my old job I got fired from in March of last year. Had to pull my 401K so I had no money on the stock market until after it crashed. I took a job out of town and shortly there after gas prices crashed, so this actually has been good for me personally. However I am worried for the country as a whole and feel for all who are losing their jobs.
     
  17. dragunovsks

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    Yeah that sucks spitinfire, I'm currently laid off too. Although unlike your predickament, my layoff is only temperary. I'm a heavy equipment operator in a limestone quarry and this happens about this time every year. Hopefully I get to go back in March, at least that what they told me. Might get to go back sooner. It's good to have skills to fall back on in situations like this, I have some side jobs lined up to do until I get back behind the wheel.

    I'm glad my wife has a job because $238 a week on unemployment just doesn't cut it when you make $500 to $600 a week the rest of the year.
     
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  18. AsmelEduardo

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    Hang in...

    It's sad to read things like this... but you could be worst... I lost my job in March 2008 (as a birthday gift) and I can't find job since then... the sad history here is that I will not find job while Chavez is on charge... because I signed a request to make new elections and kickout him of the power, every single person that singned that petition it's on a list, that was made by a senator (obviously on the sidewalk of Chavez), and all the names on that list can't find job to any public position, but to any private company that works for the government neither. As me there are about 2.5 million of people that can't find jobs in here... generations of professionals with Universitary degrees are working as taxi cab drivers, odd jobs or any other job not related with the carrer they study for. I'm handicapped electronic engineer of 29 years old and +4 years of work experience living of my father... that is sad... Venezuela has living this inferno for 11 years and the next elections will be in Dec. 2012. So Hang in there, as we say here... God tight the rope, but he doesn't hang up anybody. The lord does not trump anybody (sorry any misspelling or if my translation of a popular quote it's wrong) :rolleyes:
    God bless you all :)
     
  19. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Most of yesterday was spent going to local places to see if they needed any help, part time or full time. My wife found a few possibilities online last night so I've spent the morning polishing my resume to send into those places. Any of you guys good a resumes or proof reading?
    I've got a few months before things get tight and I've already lined up some odd jobs to help out. If nothing else comes up I can always go back to driving a truck, don't really want to but I knew I kept that CDL for something.
     
  20. altmf

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    In the meantime, I suggest selling anything that you don't need or really want/use on ebay. It's a good way to keep up with bills. My girlfriend was out of a job for 5 months. I kept her (she's pregnant) and my 1 year old son fed and warm through selling my stuff on there.

    Sure, they may be anti-gun but I made about as much as my gf would have, had she been working. She's been working for 2 months now. Ebay is on the backburner for now.

    Good luck with your search. Remember to sit up straight and don't chew gum at any interviews.