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post #16 of 50
As has been said before, this is an opportunity for you to find something better. Best of luck.
post #17 of 50
Here's a toast to bigger and better things, I'm sure of which you will find, along with a new start towards which you truly want to do:

post #18 of 50
best of luck
post #19 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by VersaceMan
Here's a toast to bigger and better things, I'm sure of which you will find, along with a new start towards which you truly want to do:


very well put. enjoy your unemployment.
post #20 of 50
My commiserations. I'm sure you're better off out of there though. On a more practical note, Linked In seems to be one of the more effective methods of finding a new gig - I haven't used to find a job myself, but a few friends of mine have, and claim it works fairly well.

All the best.
post #21 of 50
This conversation has been coming up quite often in my local region. The auto industry is not doing well, as everyone knows, and its really starting to hurt some people. Fortunately, you are not in Detroit or tied to the auto industry, so I'm sure you'll have no problems.
post #22 of 50
Sorry to hear about that Bradford. As many have said previously, hopefully this will be a blessing in disguise. Best of luck to you.
post #23 of 50
A guy I work with (as of this week) was fired from what he thought was a great job after only six months - and two months after getting married. He ended up getting three offers and is now in a long-time dream job. And pleased as punch.

You never know, man, you never know. I wish you good luck.
post #24 of 50
Sorry to hear the news Bradford, don't let the bastards get you down!
post #25 of 50
Sorry to hear the news.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradford

I bit my tongue rather than suggest that fixing his crappy management techniques would be a smarter move than laying people off

If you have useful insights to offer, you might consider trying to negotiate a consulting position with them, at least as a transitional position.

Regardless, I'm sure you can turn this situation into a great opportunity somehow.

Do you know what their standard severance payout is? I'm pretty sure they should be paying out your unused vacation as well.
post #26 of 50
Good luck. The short-term difficulties often result in a better situation long-term.
post #27 of 50
My condolences, Bradford. Make sure you squeeze 'em for whatever you can, as long as it doesn't burn any bridges (or references).
post #28 of 50
I'm pretty sure that ERISA mandates an employer pay an employee for unused vacation time upon separation.

Best of luck in your job search.
post #29 of 50
Good luck Bradford. Keep on keepin' on.....
post #30 of 50
Brad: This happened to me about 5 months ago. To echo Jill and Globe's sentiment, it turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. By federal law I believe they have to pay your vacation time. Maybe your personnel people will be dumbasses like the company who bought mine. They sent a 9 week agreement instead of a 4...
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