Post # 1
So on Tuesday I was completely blindsided and laid off. Our manager came in and asked to talk to me and the other lady I work with (who is an equal position as me) I got anxious because I hate when anyone says “we need to talk”. Long story short, he said business was down and they were going to go down to 1 sales manager and that unfortunatley I was the one who was going to be laid off. I have been there ONE month less than the other lady and made more than her so I guess it was the way they decided to go. Little do they know she hates her job and was already searching for a new one and sending out her resume while at work (which I refrained from saying).
I asked if there was somewhere else for me to go and he said no. Sucky thing is I had just transferred to the current location 2 months earlier from a place I really enjoyed working. They hired my friend for my old job and had me move because the place I went to was busy and they needed help and figured I could learn everything faster and did my paperwork better. I told my GM that it was completely unfair, I woudlve never transferred if I knew this was going to happen and I didnt even want to transfer in the first place. He didnt really say much other than gave me my final check and mentioned that they had been discussing it for a few weeks (which means they started discussing only ONE month after I had been there!)
Im really upset he told me in front of the lady I worked with. I know he needed a witness but he couldve gotten any other manager, not someone who was my equal and was basically told that she was staying and I was being laid off.
The good news is that I do have contacts in the industry (catering, sales manager) so I already have an interview lined up for tomorrow and one on Monday but it sucks because I really did like my job and the lady they kept will be gone as soon as she finds something else. Plus I got a raise when I transferred (about $8k) because they knew Id be losing money without the commission from the events I had already sold. So now I will technically most likely end up taking a pay cut 🙁 I was thisclose to writing a letter to my GM telling them that he made the wrong decision about the person to let go because I enjoyed my job and the person they kept already sent her resume out and hated it. ETA – I didnt send the email, I wanted to but decided not to so I didnt burn any bridges.
This is really just a vent, I called DH right after and was hysterical, I had never been laid off before. Of course he was super supportive but I was just so depressed about it. Now things are hopefully looking up but Im still angry and bitter about the whole situtation. Props to anyone who read this whole post 🙂
Post # 3
@naangel55: I’m so sorry! That’s awful. Sounds like this guy handled it really badly. You never lay someone off in front of someone else… That’s just not fair!
Have you talked to your boss at the old location? Maybe they have something for you?
If not, maybe this is a blessing in disguise, spurring you on to a better position.
Good luck, I know you’ll land on your feet 🙂
Post # 4
Oh no. That is a sucky situation. I’d be bitter too! I hope you find something you like for your next job, even if it is a pay cut. Good luck!
Post # 5
Awww hon, I’m so sorry. I’m glad to hear you already have interviews lined up though. I hope you find something you love! It sounds like you’re being really proactive and that’s awesome.
Don’t write a letter to your GM because if you need a reference it’s going to reflect poorly. I know it sucks, I totally agree, but you’re just going to have to live with their decision and know that they really ended up screwing themselves by letting you go. Everything happens for a reason right?
Post # 6
@Mrs. DG:Yeah I agree he handled it really bad. I wanted to write a letter to HR about how upset I was about how it was handled but I also dont want to burn any bridges, especially in the industry I work in!
My friend that is at my old location told my old boss and he had no idea. Unfortunately though it is the same company so they let me go because I was last hired at the location I was at, not last hired in the company (we have about 15 S. Cali locations). The only way I could go back to my old location is if they let my friend go and since its not her fault any of this happened I wouldnt even want to try (though she feels terrible).
Post # 7
I’m really really sorry 🙁
Post # 8
That is terrible! It should have been handled much more professionally than THAT! I am glad to hear you have interviews lined up, which sounds promising! Hopefully everything works out soon for you 🙂
Post # 9
I’m so sorry! And to be let go like that make it feel even worse! Keep your chin up, I wish you the best of luck with your interviews!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
That’s terrible! You should take comfort in the fact that you took the high road. I’m sure it will pay off for you! They’ll be begging you back in no time, and you can tell them to suck it! 🙂
Post # 11
I’m so sorry 🙁 I got blindsided and laid off in April so I completely understand how you feel! I never thought it could happen to me. That’s great that you have contacts in the industry and already have an interview!
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Aw, man, I’m SO sorry! That’s so hard! It’s great that you handled it so professionally, though – good for you!
Post # 13
I’m so sorry! That is such a horrible situation with him telling you in front of this other person and the fact that she is getting ready to leave bothers me so much!
Post # 14
That blows, I’m so sorry. Being laid off is NO FUN. But it’s great that you already have an interview which shows you’re obviously good at what you do. Keep us posted!
Post # 15
omg i’m so sorry!!!!! i hope things somehow work out for the best. They always do, even it doesn’t feel like it right now. Maybe your next job will rock your socks off!
Post # 16
So sorry! That sucks, especially with them keeping the girl that’s going to quit. Maybe they would ask you back if she quits? Not sure if you’d want to return after the way that was handled though.
Hopefully some good things come out of this. I know it sucks to be laid off, especially if you are blindsided by it.