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Just joined the laid off club.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bobwilson1977, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    Well... Just got informed today that I will be laid off Friday. Whoopie. Add that to getting a speeding ticket today and I had one hell of a "great" day. Anyhow... anyone in the Bay Area know of anyone hiring graphic designers?
     
  2. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    sorry to hear that.

    off topic. but i just visited san fran for the first time and the bay area is a sweeeet place!
     
  3. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Incognito

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    Sorry to hear man, keep your head up!
     
  4. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    I'm pretty sure bob hates the bay area. Or at least the commute.

    Sorry to hear about the job. Best of luck.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    This is my 2nd time being laid off and my 6th job in 7 years. I'm sort of used to constantly being in a state of instability... which is why I'm a cheap bastard and rarely buy anything. I'm sort of thinking perhaps now might be a time to consider seeking jobs outside of California.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    Well, figured no point in starting a new thread, I too was laid off this morning. Was an accountant for a manufacturing company where I have been for about 3 years. Great start to the weekend and early holiday gift haha.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    I also got laid off. I got the call 2 weeks ago, december is my last month
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    X3 guys, December 31'st is my last day after 9 years. :mad:
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    Sucks out there. At least you got some notice. All I got this morning was a we're going to have to let you go effective tomorrow. Needless to say I just left and am using a vacation day for tomorrow. And that's rough after 9 years. At least I have some experience now which should help since jobs usually want 2-5 years experience it was hard getting into the accounting/finance field right out of college.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    damn this is crazy that december is all of our last days
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    Damn not even two week notice??? thats some shady ass shit
     
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    I'll be getting laid off in December as well. Oh well i knew it was coming
     
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    Sucks to hear about all the layoffs. I'm grateful to be doing what I do. Good luck to all of you.
     
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    Wow guys. Sorry to hear everyone's troubles. Hopefully you guys will be able to find work soon (unless you're looking into taking a vacation for a little while, that's what I'd be doing). Good luck.
     
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    Yea that's pretty much how they always roll. Only person that got an advanced notification was our HR guy when we got rid of him several months ago. Being in accounting obviously I see where expenses go it's annoying knowing there is money senselessly wasted on stuff that could be cut back rather than getting rid of people. Just how it goes though, why cut off from the top when you can get rid of people on the bottom.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Welcome to the club! Even though it is the lamest club in the world... that sucks man. Yeah, I just started working again part time for a fraction of what I was making before, it blows. I to want to leave CA, but I dont think it's much better out there.

    Anyone know of any Law enforcement agencies outside CA that are hiring??? (Recruits)
     
  17. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Terrific.

    Unfortunately, the brilliance of our 'leader's' in reducing us to a service based economy is coming to roost, regardless of how much money they throw at it.

    Decades in the making...
     
  18. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    I was also laid off... :eek:
     
  19. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    It seems like the closer you are to sensitive company info (accounting and IT) the less notice they give you. I've seen guys escorted out with zero notice all because they could potentially do some serious damage to the company's infrastructure if they had a few days notice.

    It sucks and it's hard not to take it personally. I got laid off once after 6 months at a job that I moved across the country for on my own dime.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    You are mistaken... our leader did nothing to "reduce" us to a service based economy... WE DID! People (as a whole, in general) chose to pick up jobs in service and moved away from manufacturing. No one "leader" mandated it. Thats the natural progression of an economy, More education = less direct manufacturing jobs.

    Not everyone wants to build things... plus all those manufacturing employees get laid off all the time, look at Boeing, GM, Ford, etc. How many times have those guys been laid off in the past 2 years? Besides if there isn't someone to sell something, than there is no need for someone to build it.

    It doesn't matter the industry, the job market is tight, the good thing is that unemployment is a trailing indicator when it come to economic indicators while the stock market is a leading indicator... so if everything goes as it has for the last 50 years unemployment should start dropping with the next year or so...


    Hang in there... BTW, Military is always hiring :)
     
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