Getting laid off around the holidays….

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
935 posts
Busy bee

@bebelicious1:  not much advice i can give, but im sorry this is happening to you. your positive outlook should certainly come back with good karma. & finishing school will definitely likely help you land a better job in the future coupled with the experience that you gained at this one. 

and it seems like it stressed you out, so yea, totally go with the blessing in disguise. it may get rough, as the job market is still not back to where it was, but it will all work out how its supposed to.

good look OP

Post # 5
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1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

That’s terrible 🙁 Sorry to hear. My brother always gets laid off near the holidays. It is not good.

Post # 6
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I found out last Friday my last day would be Dec 31st as well. It sucks! Oh… And I’m 4 months pregnant. Like you my job came with no vacation so I am looking at it like an extended vaca as unemployment will be able to get us by for a little while. Finishing school for you would be great, I want to look into what unemployment will pay for and maybe go back to school myself. 🙂

Post # 7
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2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am in the same boat as you sweet heart. I am not working right now as of late Nov. I have just signed up for EI and trying to navigate THAT hell hole. It’s funny how EASILY the Govt. can take EI contributions from every pay cheque but when it comes to giving back, it’s a nightmare! And I haven’t used EI for around 8+ yrs. That too it’s only for 3-4 mths. So I totally feel your pain.

Oh and also, I will be taking some classes in the new year. I want a slight shift in my career. So until then I will have an organized, well functioning home. And then ready to start a new chapter in my life.

On the flip side, I am using this time SO PRODUCTIVELY. I am organizing my ENTIRE HOUSE. It isn’t super messy but it could use some TLC. And I never got any time even on weekends to do this cuz I had a very hectic job and commute. So I am using this downtime very wisely. And it is very theraputic.

 

Also, I made it a personal challenge never to cook the same dish twice as long as I am not working. I am trying new, complicated, big recipes. All this takes up a lot of time which I didn’t have before. Hubby is pretty happy with this. Hehe!

 

Post # 8
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sorry to hear about your job. 🙁

I think life handed you the perfect opportunity to get those tougher classes out of the way, so that’s a plus.

I’d also maybe make a mini-New Years resolution to do something awesome to put on your resume – voulenteer somewhere relevant, get involved in a project somewhere, etc. I mean, the timing is right, ya?

And finally, if I were in your shoes, I’d take up a new hobby in the new year (because I’d at least want to feel like I was making the most out of my time). I would ask for it for Christmas. So i.e.- even though I didn’t ask for it, FI gave me a harmonica as an early Xmas gift. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play so bam: new hobby.
It can be a new fitness thing, an instrument, cooking, a creative hobby like painting or carving… something to keep your hands busy that isn’t work-work or school work.

Good luck!

Always know you can come on the bee to complain OR to entertain yourself! 🙂

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