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Old 11-07-2012, 08:39 PM  
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Lost my job today

This was my first job out of college and I had worked there for about 5 and a half years. I was doing so well in my old department and had even gotten rewarded but then at the end of July I got moved to a department where I was just constantly butting heads with managesment to the point where I was written up a couple of times in September. Try as I might I could not get moved to another department. Needless to say it was one of the most unpleasent work environments I've ever been in. Well around 3 today I get pulled into the VPs office and got canned. It's kind of a relief because I knew I wasn't fitting in very well with the managers I worked under. It was stressing me to the point where it was affecting my life outside of work. At the same time waking up tomorrow and not having a job freaks me out. i worked all through college and immediately found something after graduation. I was already looking for work while I was employed but it's hard to find time to schedule interviews when you are working all the time.

I'm not used to not having a job to go to. I signed up for unemployment already and have a little bit of money put away. I'm confident I'll find work but the uncertainty of when I'll get hired scares the **** out of me. What if most employers aren't hiring until after the holidays? Anyway just curious how some of you guys dealt with temporary unemployment.

Update: Finally Got a new job. I start tomorrow.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #121
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I've been laid off twice in the last 4yrs. once because the company went bankrupt and closed the office completely out of the blue. the 2nd because we didn't get the anticipated $50M in contracs from the EPA we expected. and in project based environments, when them PGM/Margin is eroding, the first thing they cut is expenses. and you're an expense, not an asset.

oh well. I hated that job anyway, so while nervous about getting laid off, I was relieved. I dreaded every day of that job.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #122
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What field?

If anyone in IT is looking for work, PM me. (Overland Park, KS)
Graphic design, thanks for asking though
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #123
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I don't think anybody would enjoy firing someone that didn't truly deserve it unless they were an asshole.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:54 PM   #124
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I too have wondered if being fired would be horrible on your resume.

One of my best friends is a comm major who did his job well, but the company was small and needed a more experience guy. Only there 3 months in his first job out of school. Now he's been 4 months without any luck and I'm not sure what to tell him.

It's brutal out there.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:24 AM   #125
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Thanks all, I won't enjoy it and will remember that this is not about me - its about him. Great tips that I will keep in mind tomorrow.
How did the firing go? You got the taste of blood now. Who's next?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:17 AM   #126
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How did the firing go? You got the taste of blood now. Who's next?
Thanks for asking. I took all of the advice. Made it quick and just delivered the news, let it sink in for a few seconds, then gave him a short insight into the decision. Had my govt customer clear the office so he could collect his belongings and walked him out. He had a clue it was coming but was disappointed. Nice guy, but he couldn't cut it. Other employees thanked me afterward.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:32 AM   #127
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Most large corporations HR depts will only verify dates of employment. I don't even think they can say if "person A" was "fired/terminated" or not...just verify dates of employment.
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