Just got laid off :(

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1425 posts
Bumble bee

I’m so sorry! Are you going to get unemployment? It helped me while I continued looking for work.

Post # 5
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m sorry to hear that!  While you can certainly go on unemployment, you may be able to find another job…you should make sure your resume is up to date!  Also, you can pick up some odd jobs until you find another permanent job.

I’d be most concerned about health insurance.  Was yours through your employer?

Post # 6
25 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Never been laid off, but i have quit a job before because i wanted to be closer to my dh. I do sometimes regret it, but im in school going for my dream degree! Everything happens for a reason. I know it sucks right now, but maybe that had to happen for something better to come along!

Post # 7
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m sorry you got laid off, it really sucks! I was laid off about a year and a half ago and I took that opportunity to go a different direction career-wise, so now I’m studying nursing! For me, being laid off was a blessing in disguise and I hated the job anyway 🙂

Post # 8
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@pinotgrigio:  It’s happened to me and my husband before (luckily not at the same time). I would suggest posting resumes on workopolis, monster, indeed, etc. Actually, I don’t know where you live but those are sites I use. I would also recommend become active on LinkedIn and using it as a networking tool.

Of course, unemployment insurance helps while you are looking! There are always odd jobs you can do, such as baby-sitting, which can help tide you over until you find something permanent. In the meantime, network as much as you can, reach out to previous colleagues, and try and stay positive – something will turn up. It always does!

Post # 9
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got fired (not the same as being laid off) in June 2012. I never found another job and so by August I decided to go back to school. I did not get unemployment, even though I feel I was fired for a stupid reason (I missed an education day after 10 years…there must have been some other reason they didn’t tell me about…). 

Depending on what kind of a job you get and where you are at it depends on how quickly you will get another job. 

Like @itsmeetam:  wrote, I wasn’t happy with my previous job either – I was constantly looking for another one (for at least the last 5 years!) so I was grateful for the opportunity in disguise. I took out some student loans, had some money saved, and made the best of my situation! 

Post # 11
2940 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

what type of job did you have?

Post # 12
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@habibti:  Yeah, like you, I had been looking for another job as well because the people I worked for were just rubbish, I felt really undervalued yet I did so much (outside of my role). I’m not on the dole and I don’t qualify for student allowance but FI supports me. Even though things are right money!-wise, I am so glad I was laid off; it was the kick in the butt I needed.

OP, I hope too that’s it will be just as you said “one door closing and another opening”. Good luck!

Post # 13
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Sorry for the typos – I meant that money is tight, lol, if only it were right!

Post # 14
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

It happened to me nearly 2 years ago. I knows it’s scary. We had 3 weeks notice and in that time had several interviews but no offers. I got a call on my first day of unemployment that eventually led to an offer. You have to be determined and optimistic. If you sulk, you won’t find anything. As long as you try it will happen. 

Post # 15
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m sorry you ate going through this. My employer is rumored to be having massive layoffs in the next 2 weeks and my area is rumored as being vastly effected. So I am worried!  I’ve already posted my resume on a few sites and have started actively applying for openings that interest me. It’s pretty scary. I know unemployment will help if it happens as will FI but I can Not be without insurance. FI and I discussed a quick courthouse wedding to get me on his but I don’t want to do that so I will be looking at paying for COBRA until I get another job. That will be the worst expense but I know that somehow it will work out. 

i hope you are able to find work in your fueled quickly. 

Post # 16
4468 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pinotgrigio:  oh no:( I hope you get back on your feet soon. Definitely get a reference letter from your boss so you can add it to your resume package for future employers.

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