Post # 129
10 months ago I lost my job. I’m an LPN and the hospital I worked for decided to get rid of all their LPNs. It has taken me this long to find a new job. When a company lets go of 50 or so healthcare workers its dog eat dog when it comes to getting the LPN openings at other companies.
To be honest losing that job was probably one of the best things that happened to me. I worked on a floor that I really didnt like but it was the only one that was hiring LPNs at the time (before the company decided to get rid of all of us). My co-workers were all really lazy and there was so much bickering between everyone that you would think we were all in high school instead of healthcare professionals.
The new job I got is for a clinic, the doctor travels between 3 clinics and I will be following him and I’m his only nurse. So while there will be other people in the clinic with me working with other providers I will be doing my own work. So if I feel like not talking to anyone I don’t have to but I do have people to talk to so I’m not bored by myself. I look at it as a win win situation.
Post # 130
I’m sorry to hear all this, mwitter80
. Chin up! It sounds like you have an exemplary attitude and a kickass support system. You’ll pull through!
Post # 131
Ugh!!! Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry!! I can’t imagine what you are going through mentally and also financially right now. I wish you the best of luck in your search, hun!!! You are at a very good post, and though it will be a challenge to find something of equal or better value, I know for sure it is a challenge for you worth taking. Who knows, you might spin-off into a much better place!!!! (I wish and pray!!!)
Post # 132
@mtwitter80 — you seem to be figuring things out with a sunny outlook, but I would very seriously consider jumping at the job in Manhattan! It’s wonderful here. Start as soon as they’ll have you. Let them put you up briefly while DH and you find a residence/rental (brokers can move very quickly) house or condo or fabulous bright apartment still in Connecticut, say, 50 minutes to an hour by train out of Manhattan. You’ve said you’re the major breadwinner at home. I imagine this will not put him too far away from his son, based on where you are now in Conn. or too far from your nephew. The company you’re at obviously values you and your work, and wants to keep you the best they can. Your work and income are a major part of the equation presently in your life with your husband. One door closes, you know, another one opens, right?
So my strong advice is to keep working for this company, getting the benefits, etc. while you look for different work if you want. If you do decide to leave and not take the position in NYC, I second the advice of a PP that you make sure they do the COBRA thing — this is about medical insurance carrying forward for about 18 months or so. Please keep us posted. But remember, you haven’t been asked to move to Tokyo or Thailand or Sierra Leone; only to Manhattan! And that could be an exciting new start for you both.
Post # 133
I just wanted to lend some support and let you know that I’m so sorry for all of your bad news lately. When it rains, it pours. I’m so glad you have your awesome husband who is there for you. You guys are a team and you’ll make it through this! I wish you lots of luck with your event planning business!!
Post # 134
way to have an awesome attitude!! You can do this girl! nothing but prayers and best wishes headed your way!
Post # 135
I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through all this, but I admire your resolve and great attitude!
Best wishes to you, I am confident your outlook, resolve and ingenuity will get you far!
Post # 136
Trust me our 5 year plan is to actually move to NYC, however my bonus son really does make it impossible to do it right now. His bio-mom only gets to have him for part of some days a couple days a week and every other weekend. Which means there we be hours of commuting each day for DH back and forth if we moved. Plus does it really make sense to have a 3 year old in a car for 3 hours a day? No it doesn’t. It really just isn’t an option right now. We’ve discussed it fully. I am going on my hubby’s medical insurance because it’s way cheaper than cobra. I really do appreciate the advice.
Post # 137
@mtwitter — no, no, of course you couldn’t have your “bonus son” in a car for hours each day! I totally get it. I’m just a major cheerleader for women in high-level jobs and would like to see more get there, breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling for all, instead of going into the so-called informal sector. That’s where that was coming from… plus I wanted to get you as excited as I am about working and living in Manhattan!
Post # 138
I read your post yesterday, before your meeting and I came on today to check in and find out what happened. I love the list you posted. You definitely “got this.” You should be proud for having this attitude 🙂
Post # 139
I have been there! Last year Fiance and I got laid off on the exact same day… in the exact same meeting (we worked together.) Like you, we saw it coming from a mile away. It’s never good when you’re charging all of your time to overhead!!
Anyhow, both Fiance and I got rehired by another company only 2 weeks later (we are working together again) and I love my new job SO MUCH MORE than my old job.
I’m hoping for the best for you. Keep your chin up! It will work out!