(Closed) Losing my Job

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sorry ๐Ÿ™  But at least you know in advance! Not a lot of people get that sort of blessing in disguise. Now you can job hunt before it’s over. Hopefully you could get even a non-construction admin position somewhere if those are available in your area. Best of luck!

Post # 4
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3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

You said that this new assignment farther away makes twice as much money, and they’re bringing on someone else?  As in, your company is being replaced by another one on the contract?  I’d talk to whoever heads that project and say that you’re loving the opportunity and would hate to see it end.  See if they’ll hire you and keep you on the project separate from your current company.  The worst that could happen is they’d say no.

Good luck!  I hope it works out for you.  I completely understand how stressful this situation is.  It will get better.  You just can’t give up!!  Apply, apply, apply!  Wake up every day and pretend like you’ve applied for 0 jobs the previous day.  If you make searching for a new job its own full time job, you’ll get something else.  I wish you all the best.

Post # 5
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1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m so sorry! I lost my job 3 months ago (almost exactly 1 year before my wedding) and it was totally unexpected so I can totally empathize! 

Are you able to collect unemployment? Based on the situation you described, you should be entitled to it. Obviously it’s not as much money as you’re used to but at least you can still pay your bills. (sorry, I just realized you lived in Canada; not sure what programs they offer there).

As far as a new job goes, do you have  temp or staffing agencies where you live? I’ve found my best jobs through staffing agencies. They are LIFE SAVERS!!

In regards to money, believe me, I know it can be terribly stressful, and even more so if you are planning a wedding like us. The only thing I can say is stay strong, stay positive, and just be careful about not spending money on “extras.” This may sound like a no-brainer, but pay attention to the “little things.” Buy generic food for a few weeks (or months), cut back on Christmas/birthday gifts, try to stay away from stores where you might be tempted to buy stuff you don’t really need. Again, might sound obvious, but these little things really helped me. 

As far as the debt goes, are you able to contact the people/companies you owe and let them know of your unemployment? They may cut you some slack for the time being. When my fiance lost his job 3 years ago, he was able to delay some payments without penalty because his payments had been on time consistently up until that point.

Good luck! Try to keep your chin up! I wish you the best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 6
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh Ontario is not in a good place is it? I am in BC – want to come back to Ontario but decent employment seems to be hard to come by. Are you up north? The bright side, is worst case – you will get EI and then the construction season starts again in the spring….but no matter how you spin it – it sucks to in limbo not knowing where you are going next.

Post # 9
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lilone4403:  Ah ok – Ottawa. Really good friend from there…is an Admin assistant….couldn’t get any work in Ottawa…now lives in Vancouver….got a great job and is now transfering to their office in ottawa….she does not speak french. Ottawa is sooo hard with the language requirements.

Good Luck….at least you have someone cute to cuddle with ๐Ÿ˜‰

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