(Closed) I’m pretty sure I’m going to lose my job today…

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 28
971 posts
Busy bee

thats terrible that the meeting is at the end of the day, i bet waiting til then will torture ๐Ÿ™

call your DH and let him know whats going on so he can be more prepared to emotionally support you later tonight if needed ๐Ÿ™‚


wishing you the best, but you can get through no matter what!

Post # 29
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m sorry to hear about this! Good luck to you!

Post # 30
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hope you’re wrong about it, but if not, HUGE hugs. You will get through it.  GOOD LUCK!!!!

Post # 31
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hoping it’s not what you think! (((Good vibes being sent to you)))

Post # 32
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m so sorry – I hope it’s not what you’re thinking!  Keeping you in my thoughts…hope to hear good news from you after 5!

Post # 33
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just wanted to send some hugs your way. I got laid off a few months ago, and even though it’s really hard to find a job, things are looking up with the economy. It’s not nearly as bad as it was.

Hang in there, and good luck (hugs).

Post # 34
189 posts
Blushing bee

I’m so sorry about this, but be please prepared. As someone suggested, call your husband and also do the desk prep just in case. If there is anything on your computer that you want or need, take care of it now. Begin emailing yourself things you need to your home email. I have heard of people being locked out of the computer systems at the nth hour. This happened to a co-worker. She found out she was being laid-off when she went to log into her computer after lunch and could not get in. Her account was terminated.  The executives were more shocked at her clean desk than she was at the pink slip notice. She was lucky that the IT department screwed up and gave her a heads up.

Also, contact unemployment so that you know your rights and the benefits can begin immediately if the worse occurs. 

If there is anything personal you need off your desk, take inventory now. Even if the news is good (like you will keep your job), it still pays to be on guard. 

I am hoping that things work out favorably, but it will sting less if you are prepared for the worse.

Post # 35
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh no!  I hope it isn’t ultimately what you think it is (2 hours seems like a long meeting just to lay you off) but if it is, hopefully something else will come up for you soon.

Keep us posted!

Post # 36
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m in HR. You are correct in your assumptions, so make sure to go into the meeting prepared with questions in case you are right.

Most of the time, if people think this is about to happen, it probably is. Likewise with being terminated, most know it’s coming.

If it dosn’t happen…go home and celebrate!!!

Post # 37
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sorry…I work in the insurance industry and have seen this go down way too many times. It really sucks. *hugs* best of luck to you!

Post # 38
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I feel for you. 300 people were recently laid off from my company.

That really sucks that they scheduled it for the end of the day!!

Post # 39
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mwitter80: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I was let go from a job a few years ago. I knew it was coming a day in advance, and the day of, I was able to clean up some of my stuff on my lunch hour and move it to my car, and then cry on the phone to my Fiance (well, BF then!) before it happened.

I tend to be an emotional person in the heat of confrontation, like if I’m mad, I’ll cry, so I was really glad that I was able to let it out ahead of time so I could laugh on the inside when they told me why they were letting me go.

Obviously two totally different scenarios, but get any files off your computer, separate any personal stuff in your desk from office supplies you were provided upon hire, and then vent it out to your DH or a close friend or family member, and then just hope this meeting is actually just a meeting. {{{HUGS}}}

Post # 40
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Theresa90405: wow, that’s an intense layoff.

PS – I used to live in Santa Monica, but I was 90403, just north of 3rd St ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 41
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I hope it isn’t what you think.  Hopefully they just want to brief you on the changes going on.

Post # 42
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I got laid off a few years ago, and it was actually the best thing that could have happened.  Don’t worry, I have gotten a job since I was laid off ๐Ÿ™‚  I found a job downtown Boston two months later (which meant I didn’t have to drive! yaaay!), I got more money and more responsibilities – no more paper pushing.  I was freaked out leading up to being laid off, I think 40% of the company was laid off, and cried out in the parking lot after I did get laid off.  You just have to go with the flow – things always happen for a reason.  So, if you are laid off freak out for a minute, but then get to planning your next step in life  ๐Ÿ™‚

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