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Sun Nov 3, 2013, 10:28 AM

I lost my job on Friday.



I was totally floored. I took this job to better my future and to have enough money to send my daughter to college. I left a job in the nonprofit world that I had been in for decades and this move was supposed to eventually catapult me into a national director position. Instead, after 60 days, I, and countless others, were laid off. And I would get it if I had been doing a bad job, but I wasn't.

What's amazing is I saw no effort by this company to cut expenses--such as limo services for the execs--they just cut people's jobs and in my opinion, they let the wrong people go. My boss didn't even have the decency to tell me himself. HR told me.

I've never in my life been without a job. I guess it was eclipsed out. I hope Jupiter and Saturn are doing something good in my chart soon!

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Reply I lost my job on Friday. (Original post)
Sweet Freedom Nov 2013 OP
NJCher Nov 2013 #1
Sweet Freedom Nov 2013 #5
SheilaT Nov 2013 #2
Sweet Freedom Nov 2013 #6
SheilaT Nov 2013 #9
Sanity Claws Nov 2013 #3
Sweet Freedom Nov 2013 #7
southerncrone Nov 2013 #4
Sweet Freedom Nov 2013 #8
magical thyme Nov 2013 #10
Tumbulu Nov 2013 #11
Sienna86 Nov 2013 #12
Mnemosyne Nov 2013 #13

Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 11:29 AM

1. aww, sweet freedom

Let me be the first to say I'm sorry you got this bad news.

It is indeed disheartening that they can't cut limo costs to save some jobs. It is sickening how American companies are run today.

I've been through one of those mass layoffs, too. I lost my job along with 3000 others after 9/11. It was a great job--high paying, great perks, and the opportunity to work with well-educated, very nice people. I look back at the experience fondly. Perhaps, as you move on in life, you will, too.


Cher


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Response to NJCher (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 01:26 AM

5. Me too, thank you!

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:13 AM

2. Care to name the company?

 

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 01:27 AM

6. I don't think so...

I think they are a good company for what they do, they just didn't handle this well at all.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 01:38 AM

9. Darn!

 

I love a good gossip!

But I am very glad that things seem to be looking up for you.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 07:48 AM

3. I am so sorry

to hear this.

May you get better employment now.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 01:28 AM

7. Thank you!

I'm applying for a dream job tomorrow.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 08:30 PM

4. Really hate to hear this.

Sadly, it seems corporate America cares little the work ethic of its employees, or what they contribute. They see workers only as pegs filling holes, thrown out as easily as one discards nails pulled from some board that is torn from a structure. From what I've heard from others who lost their jobs in the last few yrs, it is now common place for HR to handle all the "dirty work" that managers don't want to deal with themselves. I don't find it a coincidence that most HR employees are female & most managers are male--just another example of males passing the unpleasant work down to women. Increasingly, Corporate America is a pack of cowards and abusers.

With your decades of experience in non-profit, you should be able to find work there again. Sending you good vibes & wishing a new better paying job soon <3

I'd like to add that w/Mercury Rx, it would be a good time to return to a prior situation. Just a thought.

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 01:30 AM

8. Thank you

I don't think I could go back. although I am applying for a theatre job and that dream goes wayyyy back.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 08:18 AM

10. positive energy for that dream job to come your way...

 

and sooner rather than later...

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:30 AM

11. I am so sorry

This is such a hard thing to go through. Sending healing hopes and prayers.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:40 PM

12. Sending positive thoughts

And hope you get that dream job or another great position very soon!

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 03:04 PM

13. Sorry that happened to you, Sweet Freedom. Sending good energy for better things to come your way.

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