(Closed) I lost my job :(

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no I’m so sorry.  I have been out of a job since July and it’s tough right now!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Aw I am sorry πŸ™ I lost my job last year but I decided to go to school for cosmetology and ended up paying for it with my unemployment check! Haha So now I have my college degree as well as a trade I can fall back on! just got a call from my old job saying they want me back so its like they gave me a paid leave lol

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

im so sorry girlie – i have a sister and mom in the same boat πŸ™

as for the law school – unless you want to be a lawyer, its not worth the expense to go to law school. i know lots of folks who get that JD then dont use it and complain about all the loan bills. so do it if you really WANT to be a lawyer.

give yourself a bit of time to sulk though, its totally allowed.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im so sorry to hear! hope you can find a job soon!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Sorry to hear this! ive been out of a job since last July and its tough but u just gotta keep ur head up and keep searching πŸ˜€

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What kind of background do you have that you are looking for? Is there anything other than Law your interested in?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

awww, i am so sorry to hear… i lost my job just about a year ago, and i COMPLETELY understand what you’re going through… like you, it was def a job i wanted to leave (even started looking elsewhere), but i wanted to leave on my terms… being laid off stinks…

BUT, to send some positive vibes your way… i got by for a few months on savings… and just when i thought i couldn’t make ends meet, i got hired on part-time at my current company… (working from home, half the time as my last job, and getting paid MORE!) go figure… Fiance and i found our house, we got engaged, and i was offered full-time a couple of months later!! πŸ™‚

i kno it prolly seems like everything is just dark… but you will find a new job… and hopefully one that you’ll LOVE!

make sure you apply directly to companies! i was signed up for every job search site and the ONLY GOOD replies i received back were directly from company HR depts that i had sent my resume to!

GOOD LUCK!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s horrible, keep your head up and don’t let the stress get you down!  Stay busy with volunteering in your community which by the way is a great way to network for what could possibly be your next job/career!  Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Im so sorry.  Just remember that everything happens for a reason.  Something better will happen for you.  My fiance and I are both unemployed so i know the feeling.  Its rough, especially trying to plan a wedding!!  Good Luck!

Post # 14
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so sorry!  I lost my marketing job 11 months ago and haven’t been able to find another in our market (small city).  I’m an excellent candidate for most positions I apply for but there are just SO MANY of us out there.  My interviewer 2 weeks ago told me there were over 1,000 applicants for 1 position!!  So if you aren’t in marketing, I suggest not going into it right now. 

It’s a tricky time but there are TONS of grants for going back to school.  See if you qualify for any of them! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I lost my job 2 months ago! Reading your post was like deja vu! I was ready for a change of scene, but was holding on there because of the economic situation. I was recently talking to a headhunter in my industry and he said that every position that comes up in my field has 50-100 applications. I think I’m gonna be hanging out at home for awhile.

I’ve decided to look into volunteering at least that way I don’t have a complete employment gap, and it looks like I took some initiative while looking for new work. Maybe something to consider too? Good luck! I’m sure things will start to get better soon! Laughing

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