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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 06:55 PM

Damn, I lost my job.

Doc found someone who was willing to work for $2 less an hour than me. Bummer in this job market and it's not easy for someone my age to find work, even part time work. I live in a college town so most of the part time jobs are snapped up by students.

I really don't know why I'm posting. I guess I just want to get it off my chest.

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Reply Damn, I lost my job. (Original post)
Cleita Apr 2012 OP
glinda Apr 2012 #1
Cleita Apr 2012 #2
Kookaburra Apr 2012 #3
Cleita Apr 2012 #4
kimmerspixelated Apr 2012 #5
Cleita Apr 2012 #7
FirstLight Apr 2012 #6
Cleita Apr 2012 #8
BlueIris Apr 2012 #9
Cleita Apr 2012 #10
Digit Apr 2012 #11
Cleita Apr 2012 #12
Digit Apr 2012 #22
Proud_Lefty Apr 2012 #13
Cleita Apr 2012 #15
MorningGlow Apr 2012 #14
Cleita Apr 2012 #16
Tumbulu Apr 2012 #17
Cleita Apr 2012 #18
NJCher Apr 2012 #21
Cleita Apr 2012 #28
icymist Apr 2012 #19
Cleita Apr 2012 #20
BlueIris Apr 2012 #23
Cleita Apr 2012 #29
OneGrassRoot Apr 2012 #24
Cleita Apr 2012 #30
Sanity Claws Apr 2012 #25
Cleita Apr 2012 #31
WolverineDG Apr 2012 #26
Cleita Apr 2012 #32
eilen Apr 2012 #40
Howler Apr 2012 #27
Cleita Apr 2012 #33
magical thyme Apr 2012 #34
Cleita Apr 2012 #36
get the red out Apr 2012 #35
Cleita Apr 2012 #37
davsand Apr 2012 #38
Cleita Apr 2012 #43
davsand Apr 2012 #47
BanzaiBonnie Apr 2012 #39
Cleita Apr 2012 #44
Why Syzygy Apr 2012 #41
Cleita Apr 2012 #45
kentauros Apr 2012 #42
Cleita Apr 2012 #46

Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 07:00 PM

1. Am sorry, Cleita. Hope you will survive. What are you going to do?

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Response to glinda (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 07:07 PM

2. Fortunately, I get SS, but I'm really going to have to pinch pennies.

Everything is going up, all my expenses. Gas and food are through the roof. I suppose I will start hitting the pavement to see if there is anything out there.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 07:17 PM

3. That sucks.

I'm hoping you find something better very soon.

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 07:18 PM

4. Thanks Kookaburra. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 08:53 PM

5. SO sorry!

Blessings and abundance to you soon!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 09:18 PM

7. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 08:57 PM

6. guh

I pray that you will have some alternative reveal itself to you, keep asking your guides to help you find your best way to be in service to mankind and in your own JOY

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 09:19 PM

8. I seem to be coming up dry.

But I'll keep trying.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 09:54 PM

9. Ouch. Mars Retrograde in Virgo *bites.*

And no, I'm not suggesting that Mars Rx "took" your job. Just that it's known for...issues in employment, specifically, people being fired for petty reasons.

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Response to BlueIris (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 10:06 PM

10. I guess.

It's just not a good time, but then is there ever a good time to be fired? It seems four and a half years of faithful service counts for nothing in this world.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 10:34 PM

11. Can you get unemployment while you search?

Every little bit helps.

I wish you all the best.

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Response to Digit (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 10:36 PM

12. I don't believe so.

I was considered contract labor, so he never took out deductions for unemployment. I basically had to file my FICA and FIT taxes myself. I didn't really make enough for state taxes so my accountant never filed for them. Thank you for your hug.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:04 AM

22. Sorry, I did not realize you were an independent contractor

Currently the kids are still in school so you have the advantage of being available now.

It seems really shortsighted IMO for your employer to let you go for $2.00 an hour difference
when there is training necessary for a new employee and he does not know how they will work
out. Really, after you gave them four years of service they do this. Sad.

Here's another hug in case the first one wears off....



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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:01 PM

13. Sorry to hear this, Cleita

I hope that other door opens for you soon. Sending you lots of hugs.

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Response to Proud_Lefty (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:05 PM

15. Thank you Proud_Lefty for your good wishes. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:05 PM

14. Dayum. That's cold.

Sorry to hear it, Cleita. Sending good vibes for the perfect job for you. Hang in there.

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Response to MorningGlow (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:06 PM

16. Thanks MorningGlow.

I hope when one door closes another opens.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:39 AM

17. Oh I'm so sorry!

Here's my hope- something much more fun, which pays a tad more finds it's way to you.

Sending hope and hugs,


Tumbulu

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:50 AM

18. Thank you Tumbulu.

All you guys are so sweet.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:01 AM

21. Cleita, check this out

I heard this interesting program tonight on "On Point." It's an avenue for odd jobs and also to sell things.

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/04/03/micro-labor-websites

I hope you listen to the program. They had a number of experts on the show that I thought had good comments. There are some articles listed below at the web site that you might also want to read.

There are at least three sites to check out. Zaarly looked like the most interesting one to me.

I think it's sickening that your employer let you go over $2 an hour! I think he will be sorry. He will have to train, and that's an expense he'll have to recoup right there. In a friendly way, maybe you can say that if things don't work out for him, he is welcome to recontact you.

I would go see all the other docs in town and do it right away, too.

Don't let the age thing get you down. In my circle of friends in the last year:

--1 65-year old attained a high-level national management job
--1 62-year old attained a $350 a day consulting job on an indefinite basis
--1 56-year old opened a creative business where she restores and sells furniture out of a workshop in her home. Business is booming and she's having a ball meeting new people.
1 62-year old attained a regular, f-t job in a school of dentistry, where she places students in residencies

Keep us posted. You might be surprised at what comes up.

Also, I agree with Blue Iris, above. I think this is a time for employment falling by the wayside for reasons that are not so substantial.


Cher




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Response to NJCher (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:21 PM

28. I haven't listened to your link yet, cause I had some

appointments I had to keep this morning, but I will and thank you so much for sharing. I'll let you know when I do.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:54 AM

19. Man, that's a bummer.

Sending out good vibes that you find another job soon.

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Response to icymist (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:59 AM

20. Thank you icymist.

I do appreciate it.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 04:15 AM

23. FWIW, my pendulum thinks you will have another job

by the time the Sun leaves the sign of Gemini.

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Response to BlueIris (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:23 PM

29. Thank you BlueIris. That means a lot to me.

I was talking to one of the trainers at the gym today and she says she will keep her ears open with her clients because a lot of them are business owners in the area. This may be the way. In this job market even the poorest paying jobs in my area have hundreds of applicants.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:19 AM

24. I'm sorry, Cleita :(

I hope another huge door opens soon so you don't have to stress for long.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:24 PM

30. Thank you so much for caring.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 07:17 AM

25. I am so sorry to hear this

All I can do is send you positive vibes and thoughts. They are going out to you right now.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #25)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:25 PM

31. Vibes and thoughts are much appreciated by me.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:48 AM

26. Ah, but are they willing to do the job as well as you did?

therein lies the rub......

I'm sorry you lost your job. That sucks. But I have a sneaking suspicion that you'll be missed because you did more than this other person would be willing to do.

Here's hoping that another, much better job comes your way soon!!

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:25 PM

32. Well, I feel sorry for the new girl.

He was very hard to get along with.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:27 AM

40. You might get a call with an offer of your job back

Hiring a new employee during a Mars/Mercury retro is probably a bad move. I bet there will be something with the new moon later this month.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:17 AM

27. Oh Cleita I'm so sorry!!!

Sending !!! I can't wait till you find the right job for you! Where you will be fairly compensated for your work and appreciated for the wonderful employee that you are!. And really kick ass benifits!!!

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Response to Howler (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:30 PM

33. Thank you for your wonderful wishes.

I hope you are right.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:39 PM

34. jobs link

 

person who gave me this said she's had some luck in the past with this.

www.virtualvocations.com

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #34)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:47 PM

36. Thanks magical thyme.

It looks like they have a lot of jobs there and working from home is appealing.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:55 PM

35. I'm so sorry

I hope for the best in your job search.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:48 PM

37. Thank you for your kind words. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 12:01 AM

38. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear you are facing this!

May your path brighten soon! Call it a feeling, if you wish, but I think you will come out of this better off than you were.






Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #38)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:36 PM

43. Thank you Laura.

Did I ever tell you that my first name is Laura too? Although I go by a nickname and don't use it much.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #43)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:09 PM

47. No way!!!! I never met any other Lauras until I was in my 20's.

Nice to find another! Mrs Grumpy (can't remember her curret DU name, I know she changed it to something else) is also named Laura. We used to joke about it sometimes in our posts. Well met!



Laura

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 02:21 AM

39. Cleita, that sucks.

Sending my highest vibes to you for something much better, working with someone you respect and doing work that brings you joy.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #39)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:36 PM

44. Thank you dear.

You are very kind.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 04:25 PM

41. wow

What a shock! From what you've said from time to time, I thought your job was secure. I imagine this just came out of nowhere. So sorry you have to deal with this now. I feel like you'll get something that is easier on you and pays even better!

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Response to Why Syzygy (Reply #41)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:38 PM

45. Thanks. I don't really think any job is that secure, but since

we don't have any laws to cover workplace abuses I guess we have to suck it up. Frankly, I feel like a weight has lifted. Now I just have to figure out how to make some money.

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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 05:22 PM

42. I'm sorry that happened, Cleita

It always sucks to lose a job, no matter what the circumstances. I hope you find something you love, soon

Here's another site to look at, though it's for coaching to work what you love or put your love into your work: http://www.workfromwithin.com/

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Response to kentauros (Reply #42)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:38 PM

46. Thanks and thanks for the link. n/t

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