Post # 1
….that pretty much sums it up. I kind of knew it was coming, but it still is killing me. I am freaking out because of the economy. My boyfriend is being so great, but now I am all worried about us getting engaged, because can we really afford this now? It could take me MONTHS to get a new job. I had my previous job for about 2.8 years, so I am getting a decent severence, but still, it sucks.
Is anyone else in the same boat as me?
Post # 3
I’m really really sorry 🙁 My department is going through layoffs too, so it’s always in the back of our minds. Don’t give up or feel hopeless, just start applying and keep your head up! You have almost 3 years of experience at your last job, that’ll look great on a resume. I hope things work out for you!
Post # 5
I am so sorry. When I was in middle school the factory my mom worked in moved to Mexico. It was such a scary time for us all. They ended up paying for her to go back to school and got a much better job. I hope it won’t take too long for you to find a new job and i will be thinking about you.
Post # 6
my Fiance lost his job this summer mid-way through the planning process. I almost canceled the whole wedding! But his new job pays more and it turned out to be a blessing, and our county has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state! Chin up, it will work!
Post # 7
@arubagirl- I’m sorry to hear this. I’ve been there. I got laid off last St. Patricks day, I went home, had a rum & coke and started applying to any job that paid more than unemployment and I was qualified or almost qualified for. I ended up getting a MUCH better job than I had (I hated my last job) and am now super grateful I was a go getter and got right to it b/c so many other people that got laid off from the company did nothing for weeks. You’ll get a new job, start looking. But tonight…have a cocktail, collect your thoughts, work through the crappy emotions of getting laid off then start fresh tomorrow!
Post # 8
I’m so sorry aruba. Hang in there! This could be a window to a whole new set of opportunities for you.
Post # 9
I’m so sorry that this happened to you 🙁 We were supposed to have a 2009 wedding, but the stock market crashed around the time Fiance planned on discussing getting married. At the time I was really upset because in my head I had a very specific plan about when exactly everything should happen. But in the end, after making some wise investments when the market was down, Fiance was able to recoup most of his loses and we were able to get engaged. My cake maker also told me that in our very small town, she had had 12 people postpone their weddings for a year because of financial problems…but they are still getting married! I know that things look dark right now, but if you love each other and are commited to this relationship, any changes that have to be made to your future plans can be endured. The most important thing is for both of you to work together to overcome this situation. If you can get through this together, your relationship will be stronger. Hugs!
Post # 10
Sorry you lost your job!! Definitely file for unemployment. Also in MA, you can make up to 1/3 of your weekly check legally before they start taking your money away. I started substitute teaching 2 days a week to get myself out of the house. I’m actually an engineer, but you only need a Bachelor’s Degree and a background check to sub. Make sure you let everyone you know socially know you’re looking for a job and that might help you network your way to a new one. Good luck. The bf and I were both out of work for 7 months last year. PM me if you need anyother unemployment tips. 🙂 Hang in there, you’ll get another job eventually!