Post # 1
Oh bees I can’t believe it! My job felt so secure. I work for a major insurance company in the risk management division. I do underwriting and it’s fairly complicated work. Not super hard, but you generally need a college degree to get hired for it.
We were called into a meeting today and the bomb was dropped on us that our jobs are being “off-shored.” I am so angry right now, the head boss lady kept saying it was definitely the right move for the business, but I can’t help being upset. They will save a lot of money by not employing Americans.
The good news: It won’t be happening until 2011. So I have a few months to prepare and get my crap together.
Unfortunately this is pretty much the only job I’ve had since I graduated college. I first started working as a temp in a different department, then I got hired in to the risk management department. They helped us prepare for the interview by basically giving us the questions beforehand. I did not have to interview to get the temp job. I am a very nervous, introverted person and although I have only done it three times in my entire life, I SUCK at interviews.
And I am in Ohio, which has a double digit unemployment rate which has not budged no matter how much stimulus is slapped on it.
Fiance is being so sweet, he drove me around town all this evening writing down the names of companies to research.
But I am in freak-out mode. I know I am being a baby, at least they gave us a few months lead time. There will be a severance package, too. But what’s going to happen to me??? I felt so ashamed, every one else at work seemed to take it in stride, while I had to run to the bathroom to burst into tears… Please tell me it’s going to be OK!!!!!
Post # 3
Ugh and I posted this in the wrong section… fabulous… please feel free to mooooove
Post # 4
I”m so sorry! I’m sure that you will find something, especially after all that wonderful experience with your current job! Everyone else was probably just as upset, some people can hide it better though.
Post # 5
I am so sorry. I know just how you feel because this also happened to me. I used to work for a major credit card company and they decided to close shop and move all of our jobs to India. This happened several years ago and I am still mad about it.
It will be okay. Just give it a little bit of time and consider what you want to do with the rest of your life. That is what I did. I found something that I am passionate about and turned it into a business. It is not easy, but you will get through this. Just be smart and when tough decisions come up, make a list of pros and cons for and against the decision. You will find your way 🙂
Post # 6
You will be ok! It must be really scary now but perhaps after the shock has worn off you can find the silver lining?
A chance for a change, a challenege, a chance to improve your interviewing skills and to add to your CV.
You have a wonderfully supportive Fiance behind you and the whole Hive. You. will. be. fine. Most likely, you’ll be better than fine. 🙂
Post # 7
I’m so sorry. I saw you reference this in a different thread earlier today. Hang in there. I hope everything works out for the best.
Post # 8
thanks ladies, I’m still in shock… last night my work life was AOK, today everything has changed… it still hasn’t sunk in yet.
Post # 9
@Magdalena: Im sorry to hear that!!!! Thats one of the biggest problems with unemployment in this country is companies laying off American workers to offshore jobs to China/India and other places so they can “save” money. GREED is what is killing the economy. I hope you find another job somewhere else.
Post # 10
@Magdalena: I empathize with you. My family’s company closed after 35 years in 2008. This was when the job market was starting to go south. While I sent in applications, and had some offers, I just didn’t want to do the same thing anymore.
I went back to school and it really transformed my vision of the future. I am studying to become a college professor in communication and media. I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I feel so much more fulfilled in my career choice.
While it can be scary to lose the security of a job you’ve become accustomed to, it can also be very liberating. This is the universe revealing an opportunity to explore new options. It could be with a new company or in a new career.
Is your alma mater in the same area? If so, give their career services department a call. Their services are usually available to graduating seniors and alumni. They might be able to help you with some mock interviews to build your skills in that area. While it is important to be yourself in interviews, there are key words and terms that HR people respond very well to.
All the best of luck!
Post # 11
Oh I hope you find something soon. I know exactly how you feel! Start early in sending out resumes like crazy.
Post # 12
yikes that is awful. I was very hurt and took it personally when the company I worked at since college went under and let everyone go. I called Darling Husband and cried. Even though it was a standard thing, I got unemployment then found a new good job quick, it was hard.
Post # 13
Oh no, I’m so sorry this happened. I’m glad your company had the decency to tell you in advance though. And hopefully the severance package is good. I know it will take awhile to find something new but it’ll happen. Try to stay positive.