(Closed) FH got laid off and I just lost my job too…

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

OMG! I’m SO SORRY this has happened to you!! ((((HUGS))))

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow, I have no words other than I’m thinking of you and I hope you find something soon. I’m so sorry this happened!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BHB0526:  Oh no!  I’m so, so sorry to hear this.  *hugs* to you.  That was a really shitty thing of your boss to do.  I understand him wanting to take care of his family, but to let you go because his daughter isn’t responsible enough to figure it out on her own?  That’s ridiculous!  I hope he’s serious about helping you find another job.  I hope something comes up soon for you or your Fiance <3

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh wow, that sucks! I imagine it’s really tough to get jobs living in a smaller town, too!! Do you work in versatile fields? Or more specialized? I hope you guys are able to find new jobs very quickly!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ugh I so feel you girl. I was “fiscally cliffed” last year and am now working on a tech startup and a few upcycling-related businesses.  I’ve also picked up a lot of event production and social media work to fill in income gaps.  You will figure it out!  And unemployment is there bc you have been paying taxes so don’t be embarrassed to file for it.  It’s supposed to be the stop gap to help you with the mortgage & bills while you’re searching for your next job.  Is your boss paying any severance?  Try to negotiate for some if it hasn’t been discussed yet.  Def take him up on the offer to help set you up elsewhere bc he’s prob got a business network that can help you too.  Apply for COBRA if you haven’t yet – it’s expensive as F but so is private health insurance.  I think you can claim family members/domestic partners if you live together so at least one of you should apply and claim the other.  Or both apply if you don’t live together.  Seriously, I went the private insurance route and got F’d on a “preexisting condition” for a physical therapy thing and had a random $2K bill that I wasn’t expecting to pay (annoying).  That’s what I would have paid for 5 months of COBRA so seriously do it.  Literally I never lost a job in my life until last year so I’ve had to figure this all out on the fly myself.

 

Totally understand the panic – I even considered selling my condo and just renting to get the principal that I’d paid off over the last 4 yrs back in case i needed it but seriously, it all worked out!  And I still live in the same place (at least for now — Fiance and I are considering selling “my” place and rebuying “our” place together this summer. He rents a mancave loft downtown).  Not to say that there haven’t been ups and downs along the way don’t get me wrong but you are going to be JUST FINE!  You two sound like you are hardworking people and you’ll have another job or a new life path set up in no time at all 

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

how can he sack you because he wants to give his daughter your job? how is that even a thing? that’s not a valid reason for getting rid of someone, can’t you appeal this or sue him for unfair dismissel? this doesn’t seem right!?

 

 

SO and I don’t have jobs at the moment, it’s really difficult for us currently but we’ve got each other so makes stuff more bareble. keep the faith and good luck with your search for another job. it’ll get better, it won’t be this difficult forever.

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Girl, you better file for unemployment. That’s uncalled for. My prayers are with you and your FI!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PenguinLove:  +1

I’m not sure what the labor laws are like where you live, but I’d say you have legal recourse here if he fired you ONLY for the sake of giving his daughter a job. People have to have a legitimate reason to fire you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BHB0526:  Have your boss put the terms of your dissolution of employment into a legal contract and have a friend who is in law school/is a lawyer/ask friends if they know any lawyers who will glance at it for you to be sure it’s all kosher.

 

And then file for unemployment insurance and COBRA asap!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

In some states (like CA where I live) you can be an “at will” worker (most of us are) which means you can be fired for any reason at any time (with the exception of race, religion, gender etc discrimination). Not sure what LA’s laws are, but that’s not an uncommon thing in the US.

OP, here’s hoping you both find jobs soon! At least electricians are a service that everyone needs everywhere!!

ETA: I see you beat me to it, OP 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@BHB0526:  I still you have a case. it’s unfair dismissel. it’s not your fault and your employer is 100% at fault. I understand his position is difficult but you should not be made to suffer. 

edit: just seen your other posts regarding the law in your state, seems very unfair. 

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