View Full Version : SS Lost my job yesterday.
06-16-2006, 06:21 AM
I remember seeing the massive layoffs and knowing I wasn't safe, but they sort of blindsided me. I walked into a conference room and there was the hr and my boss, which I knew was bad. At least I got a severence (5 whole weeks). I was there almost 4 years which was longer than almost anyone. Kinda scary since the company has been around 10 years and the longest employee is 5 years out of what was once 250 employees. I have a job waiting - it's a $10k pay cut (ouch) but it's a job to start on Monday. A lot of folks weren't so lucky.
06-16-2006, 07:11 AM
Oh that does suck. Do you get paid for vacation that you haven't taken?
06-16-2006, 08:18 AM
Wow, that does suck!
Hopefully that five weeks of severance pay at least makes a dent in the $10,000 pay cut, and maybe the vacation that mcs328 mentioned will help too.
Good luck in the new job next week!
06-16-2006, 08:25 AM
Yes, I got lucky. I'll get about $6k total in severence and vacation. I guess it helped that I didn't take a lot of vacations while I was there. My wife and parents were actually thrilled, interestingly enough, they hated my job. On call 24-7 and such. I will MISS my gas card and company van though. $2.98 a gallon cheapest on the island. Yikes!
Sucks about the job loss, but congrats on the new job.
06-18-2006, 09:27 AM
I too am sorry to hear about the your job loss Thresher. The same thing happened to my wife a couple years ago - she kept seeing more and more people being laid off until her day came. It turned out that day 1/4 of the remaining staff at her office were let go. She didn't find out about that until much later, but of course she was beating herself up about it for a while. I really hope you don't go through something like that Thresher.
It is good to hear that you have something else lined up. I don't blame your wife and parents for hating your job. I am oncall 24/7 at times too (well, three more days anyway :D ) and my wife has hated that too.
06-18-2006, 03:03 PM
What field were you in/ what feild are you in now?
06-18-2006, 08:44 PM
safety. I went to OSHA school. I also have a degree in management, but I really love the safety stuff.
06-18-2006, 10:07 PM
I know it's hard to take right now, but take it from the experience of others....this happends to even the best...start now to look upon the positives...one door closes and another opens.
06-18-2006, 10:28 PM
Change may be difficult, but most often is for the better....hang in there:thumb:
sounds like you have a good family! =)
06-18-2006, 11:43 PM
Good Luck on the new job...
06-26-2006, 07:10 PM
Thanks guys. Here's an update:
The new job is fun, but tough! Working in an unairconditioned warehouse after being used to office work is funny. I haven't gotten wobble-legged, but I drank 120oz of water today alone. I am repairing commercial vauums/carpet cleaners until I can find a job in my field. The owner is a friend and he needed the help as much as I did. It works out well. If anyone needs their vacuum repaired, just let me know. :) oh, I saw a Caddy with the tag NSS 404. I thought of ya'll.
06-27-2006, 11:04 AM
I can remember going through water like that when I was working construction in Daytona. The interesting thing is that if I kept on working, I would sweat it all out. One time after lunch I had to get in a van and drive about 1/2 hour to another location - I thought we would never make it before I exploded (carefully avoiding mentioning specifics here).
06-27-2006, 02:49 PM
Thresher, I'm going to add my condolences to the others.
I'm glad you had another job lined up, your buddy needed help and you needed a job, how cool is that, eh? Bummer about the pay cut. Although, sometimes quality of life is worth the pay cut.
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