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I got laid off today :-(

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bradford, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    As has been said before, this is an opportunity for you to find something better. Best of luck.
     


  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    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:

    [​IMG]
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    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:

    [​IMG]


    very well put. enjoy your unemployment.
     


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    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.
     


  6. briancl

    briancl Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]
     


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    topcatny Senior member

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    Sorry to hear about that Bradford. As many have said previously, hopefully this will be a blessing in disguise. Best of luck to you.
     


  8. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    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.
     


  9. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry to hear the news Bradford, don't let the bastards get you down!
     


  10. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Sorry to hear the news.


    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.
     


  11. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Good luck. The short-term difficulties often result in a better situation long-term.
     


  12. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    My condolences, Bradford. Make sure you squeeze 'em for whatever you can, as long as it doesn't burn any bridges (or references).
     


  13. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    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.
     


  14. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Good luck Bradford. Keep on keepin' on.....
     


  15. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    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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