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The Laid-Off Club

Postby Bugbee » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:23 am

I just got laid-off 20 minutes ago. Who else has gotten the axe since the economy went in the shitter?
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby curt » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:53 am

Can the "just finishing grad school and can't find a job" join the club?
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby rusch_bag » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:54 am

I am not in the club but my dad is. The day after he got laid off my step-mom got her hours cut at work so we are struggling right now.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby black udder » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:03 am

feel for ya. I'm one of the "lucky" ones who gets more work and less pay (actually cut pay by 5% permanently and 10% for April). They'll determine quarterly if they'll match any 401k contributions. Closed the pension plan.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby AciDBatH666 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:09 am

I got laid off a month ago. It was at a good time because it was right when our yearly bonuses came around. So that's helped a ton.
I have another drafting job with another company, but I had to get a physical for it. Went in, all was well till they found an inguinal Hernia. And I had to get it fixed if I wanted the job. Good news is my previous job is required to cover me under their insurance for 30 days after they laid me off. So I had to get surgery last week to get it knocked out.
So I'm recovering for 2 weeks, then it's back to work at the new job. Go me
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby Jsw » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:11 am

Does it count if you quit your job to move to a warmer climate that is closer to the beach - and can't find a job now? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Plenty of time for disc golf but, not fun having funds dwindling.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby JKP » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:25 am

2 weeks ago, but ive got a job paying cash now!
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby Working Stiff » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:16 pm

It's only a matter of time for me. My division was shut down in January and all my employees got laid off. They tried to restructure and open us back up, but the cost-saving measures are making work a technical nightmare. Nothing works right, production is down, quality is down...just a matter of time before I get to pass out pink slips again. Once they give up on the site for good, I'm a goner. At that point I'm screwed. I'm old, and 90% my work experience is in a profession where youthful energy is valued over experience. I'll be asking you if you want fries with that soon.

I'm actually just now getting ready for work becasue our hours have been cut back. I might as well collect unemployment becasue I can't make my house payment on the income I'm making as it is.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby Frank Delicious » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:27 pm

Jsw wrote:Does it count if you quit your job to move to a warmer climate that is closer to the beach - and can't find a job now? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Plenty of time for disc golf but, not fun having funds dwindling.


The hospital down there is hiring all types of jobs. I know b/c I just applied down there for an IT job. You should check them out.

also anyone looking for jobs should check out www.indeed.com. It pulls from a whole slew of job sites and makes looking way easier.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby taylor714 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:01 pm

I'm right here with ya.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby black udder » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:03 pm

Working Stiff wrote:It's only a matter of time for me. My division was shut down in January and all my employees got laid off. They tried to restructure and open us back up, but the cost-saving measures are making work a technical nightmare. Nothing works right, production is down, quality is down...just a matter of time before I get to pass out pink slips again. Once they give up on the site for good, I'm a goner. At that point I'm screwed. I'm old, and 90% my work experience is in a profession where youthful energy is valued over experience. I'll be asking you if you want fries with that soon.

I'm actually just now getting ready for work becasue our hours have been cut back. I might as well collect unemployment becasue I can't make my house payment on the income I'm making as it is.


I feel for you. Head on over to the Mr. Hurd thread and rant away.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby maks » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:27 pm

Jsw wrote:Does it count if you quit your job to move to a warmer climate that is closer to the beach - and can't find a job now? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Plenty of time for disc golf but, not fun having funds dwindling.

hahahah i did that and was out of work for like 3 months here in corpus. but at least i got to play discgolf alot.
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby Leopard » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:51 pm

in the middle of the economic disaster, my boss called me stupid to my face. i made that my last day, hard times or not :)
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby maks » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:01 pm

Ted Damson wrote:in the middle of the economic disaster, my boss called me stupid to my face. i made that my last day, hard times or not :)

thats biggidy bogus man. i woulda been pissed.... cant you do something about that? like calling HR?
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Re: The Laid-Off Club

Postby JR » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:12 pm

black udder wrote:
Working Stiff wrote:It's only a matter of time for me. My division was shut down in January and all my employees got laid off. They tried to restructure and open us back up, but the cost-saving measures are making work a technical nightmare. Nothing works right, production is down, quality is down...just a matter of time before I get to pass out pink slips again. Once they give up on the site for good, I'm a goner. At that point I'm screwed. I'm old, and 90% my work experience is in a profession where youthful energy is valued over experience. I'll be asking you if you want fries with that soon.

I'm actually just now getting ready for work becasue our hours have been cut back. I might as well collect unemployment becasue I can't make my house payment on the income I'm making as it is.


I feel for you. Head on over to the Mr. Hurd thread and rant away.


And get told it's your fault :-( Damn so sad to hear about your problems guys.
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