I am broken…BF got fired yesterday

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@southernbelle381:  Can he possibly move in with you to get back on his feet and look for work in ATL? He has higher degrees, so I’m sure eventually he will find something. A few years ago during the recession, I was deciding whether to go to graduate school or not, and one of my professors said, “Let’s put it this way, I don’t have any friends with PhDs that are unemployed right now.” 

Do you know why he was let go? Is it other issues like he isn’t adjusting well to the workforce? He has bad people skills? He can’t work in a group setting?? 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@southernbelle381:  This is likely to be one of the hardest times in his life. No one likes feeling like a failure.  All you can do is be there for him. Listening is the most important thing you can do for him.

Lots of famous and successful people have been fired and moved on from it. Marc Cuban, Walt Disney, J K Rowling, Anna Wintour etc.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

@FutureDrAtkins:  +1

Did he explain why he was fired? Is it possible for him to move in with you until he finds another job?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@FutureDrAtkins:  this us exactly what I was thinking as I read this post. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@southernbelle381:  My FI got laid off from his position a couple of years ago. By far the hardest thing we’ve had to deal with. Many tears from him and me. Just remember to stay positive and lean on each other during this time. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel!

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

@southernbelle381:  That sucks. Liking your boss is a huge part of it though, so maybe the silver lining is that he got out of that company early, before having to spend the next 10-20 years next to this man.

This will probably be a really good (and early) lesson for him in how important the poker face is at work. If you want to come home at night and throw a tantrum or vent to your parents/gf, or hit the gym hard…whatever…fine, but the second you start letting your weakness show in a professional, competitive environment it’s over. 

I think it is a great idea for him to use this time to study for the CPA exam and become certified. That will only help him! Hell, maybe he’ll find a place that even pays him more…and he might even like his boss.

Did he get a severance package since he was let go? I’d encourage him to move back with mom and dad for a bit and use that money to pay for his CPA exam.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@southernbelle381:  No he did not leave the city. We live in a pretty big city, and we are not in a long-distance relationship. it does make it harder when you are long distance. Try to make a trip out to see him, I’m sure it would do both of you a world of good.

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

@southernbelle381:  Eh, if it will reflect poorly on an interview and he can’t spin it into a positive story.. then I would just say I took time off after graduating to travel. Plenty of people do it. 

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