Lost my job yesterday

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Okay, take a second and take several deep breaths. I know this sucks–it’s happened to me more times than I’d like to think about. You will be okay. Can you cut back on anything for right now so that you can keep up with your bills?

Start researching staffing agencies in your area. I applied to all five here, took their tests, and was placed quickly. 

You CAN take time off–a week or so, to get your head on straight, get some sleep, and get your resume updated–that is totally okay, and I doubt anyone would give you shit for it. 

Post # 4
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@LadyBlackheart: look online for houses for sale that have crappy pictures.  Contact the listing agents and offer to take new listing photos Fr them as a freelance real estate photographer.  you can do a few for free and then start charging $75-100 per listing For 30 shots.   I did this for a couple of years and it was great extra income.  A major selling point is that using a photographer frees them up to do more listings, and most realtors hate taking the pictures themselves.

This ties in really well to your future goals too!

Post # 5
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m really sorry you are going through this, but @vorpalette: is right.  Take some time off to get your head straight, start living frugally and when your ready get out there and start looking.  Don’t take too much time though, you need to have the fire in you to get going.

Also, I really think that continuing school is a must.  There’s only a month left and even though it isn’t your chosen career path it may help you land a new job, should you choose to do something related to your schooling.  If your boss is being kind enough to continue your FREE schooling, I would not suggest giving that up.  Most people would be very grateful for someone to foot thier educational bill.

Post # 6
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Everything happens for a reason, and I honestly believe that the reason is usually to make you a stronger, better person.

It will be OK.

Your SO sounds so wonderful and supportive, I’m so glad you have that kind of love available to your right now.

Start looking for jobs, and try to get the job at the Cracker Barrel – especially if you’re living paycheck to paycheck, it will help to have some extra money coming in (even after you get a job).

We’ll be here for support if you need it!

Post # 7
939 posts
Busy bee



finish school! even if it isn’t something you want to do forever it could increase your job prospects. take a few days/ a week and refresh your resume and chill out. It will be fine, and you will find another job! do you live by yourself now? wouldn’t it be cheaper if you were splitting rent with your SO?


Post # 8
1107 posts
Bumble bee

So sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how that must feel at this time of your life, in this economy – but you will get through this. Your supportive SO will be your crutch in this time. Lean on him. When he tries to cheer you up, LET him. I know it’s hard but it will be worth it.

I say finish school for free. Why not? You are so close and a free real estate education is awesome.

Post # 9
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

first off…. yikes! so sorry – that really sucks…. have had it happen to me and I ended up with a new job that paid more in the end so its hard but remember it will be ok

I definitely agree that you should finish school especially if its paid for… you might not love real estate but you can definitely make money that way if needed and if you are so close might as well have another plus on your resume even if you never end up using it. Also it might be better than saying lay off in case there is any stigma (I am sure it wasn’t your fault but people can judge on all sorts of things) – you can always say that you left to finish school for a career change or something

depending on your personality either take some time to get over the shock or use the energy to get started on your job search…. I ended up getting hired from a co that I emailed the night before I got laid off bc I was getting strange vibes – glad that I just got down to it but that is me









Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That stinks! I’m so sorry!

Post # 11
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

UGH I’m sorry to hear about this.  I agree-Why the heck was your co worker there?  That’s odd.

Yes, I think you should finish school.  I just think that you are so close and there are many opportunities in real estate that it might get you something in that field that could lead to you meeting someone who leads you to the job of your dreams.

Try to keep your head up.  Update your resume.  Have you even thought about going to the temp office?  I know plenty of people who have become a temp at a government job who actually landed great government jobs long term.  

Good Luck!

Post # 12
1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh boy do I feel for you. I’ve struggled with un and underemployment since I graduated from college six years now. Did you have any warning at all about the downsizing? It doesn’t sound like it.

I don’t have any industry specific advice, but I second finishing school and seeing if you can get hired at Cracker Barrel. It’s better than nothing.

Post # 14
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

this sucks, but the good thing is that with the holidays coming up literally everyone in retail and their mothers is hiring.

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