Has your job ever been eliminated?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I know that would be nice sucks to lose a job especially in this economy good luck on the job hunt.

Post # 6
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsPanda99:  That’s a shitty situation. I especially wouldn’t want to tell a team of people that they were essentially being fired. Good luck. 

If you don’t find something in your field, you can always wait tables or something for awhile. My sister works as a waitress and she doesn’t do too badly. Her hourly is obviously horrible, but the tips are good, so it makes up for it. It might keep you afloat while you look.

Post # 7
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849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsPanda99:  Sorry you are going through this. I had to fire two people last month and things are sticky at work right now too. It’s the most irresponsible thing in the world but I am increasingly starting to think that taking a loan and going on sabbatical sounds like bliss… oef!

Post # 8
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That sucks. Yes, I’ve been eliminated. My job was outsourced and the package they gave me was pathetic. It all worked out in the end but it was devestating at the time.

Whenever I’m short on cash I teach something. I teach music lessons, tutor.. basically whatever I can do that gets me cash. The job market is absolutely TERRIBLE right now (sorry) but there are still jobs out there. My best advice? Network like mad!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@MrsPanda99:  Ah 🙁 *hugs* tough spot for you!

This happened to me once, but it happened to be on the same week I was already resigning. For me it was fine, but for all the others (especially the *brand new* hires) it was really really bad. One girl had just relocated halfway across the country and had only been working at our company for 3 weeks!!

 

Our President got in a fight with the company attorney and literally just up and left his position with no notice or anything – they fought on Friday and on Monday we came into work and his office had been cleaned out by himself over the weekend. Turns out we were completely out of money and he hadn’t told anyone… the company had a total of 2 operational weeks left to be able to pay salaries to everyone, so all of the interns and new hires were let go and given the notice that they had to be out by Friday (on that Tuesday)…3 days notice! Talk about professional! I happened to be leaving Friday for a new job, lucky me. My weirdo boss suggested to my coworker that “there’s always stripping” as she sat there crying once he told her (she was saving up for her wedding that was only a few months away). I still cringe thinking about the whole experience.

Post # 13
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849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsPanda99:  Shyte sakes. This is one of those really crap situations. But what can you do? Take the hit; go Spartan for a while. When you have a good job and some cash again you’ll relish it 🙂 Good luck lady, I’ll be thinking of you.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

wow… i’m sorry  for that!

When I was preggy with my first, I was told that my job was redundant. It felt as if the world was crashing down on me: no maternity benefits, no one would hire a pregnant lady… I bawled and was completely out of it. I eventually made a case out of it (i was fired for being pregnant) and won but I got my current job when DD was 9 months old and I’m happy for that. Things worked out for the better.

Send your applications ALL OVER! Do 100 of them a week. I hope you can find something quickly and break it to your co-workers lightly.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  Right!? He’s *such* an ahole. I hated working for him. He was a total perv/weirdo. In order for me to get a letter of recommendation he made me go to the bar where he kareokees and watch him perform in monotone. Other quotes by him include, “I’m just going to put my ass in your face” and “You have the biggest boobs in the office.” 

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