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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Getting Laid Off Sucks

It's funny how 3 little letters like O-F-F can make something very cool, uncool.
Anyway got my first lay off as a union electrician today. It's not the worst thing in the world, but wifey and I were jsut starting to get everything in order. The earliest I will be able to work is next week, so atleast I have a week to do some projects around the house and get some good guitar time in.
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Re: Getting Laid Off Sucks

I'm sorry to hear that elcid!!

But keep your chin up! I got laid off last April and I thought it was the end of the world!!!

Now I have a better job and make more money than I did before!

New doors could be opening for you
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As of 10:00am this morning I got laid off after 9 years at Nortel.

Not to worry - I got decent pkg and some job interviews lined up. It is kind of a relief and a sense of freedom in that I can now do whatever I want for the rest of my life!!
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 11:33 AM
 
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opportunity is the key word.
i was fired (along with the rest of the staff) from the music store i worked at for over 3yrs in the summer of '05 (July 3rd to be precise) when new owners took over. big drama, long story.
i was also a teacher there and had over 20 students a week. by the time i decided to stop teaching there they had run my students off with bad service and gave all the new students to a new guitar teacher they brought in. i was down to 6 students a week and no other day job income besides gig money from weekends with my band. needless to say i sold off about 10 awesome guitars to keep afloat until i landed in a better studio and better store to build my student base back up. i'm at over 23 students a week now.
while it was difficult for awhile i did decide to not pickup another day job and to start teaching full time. greatest thing i ever did. i am much happier with total control over my schedule that also allows me the freedom to do lots of other things i never had time for before. i don't make as much as i did with two jobs but the freedom is worth the trade off.
point being that opportunities come along that you might not have seen before so as crappy as it is now, you might be happier in the end. good luck bro!
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Sorry to hear that, Elcid. The same thing happened to me about 5 or 6 years ago. I hope you find something better soon and good luck.
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Re: Getting Laid Off Sucks

Thanks all
I got an interesting job lined up. So far I'm in the top 3 for the position, but it's a non union job, so if I take it I can't go back to the union, but I think it has a brighter future. We'll see.
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keep us posted and again, good luck!
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 12:12 PM
 
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Don't view it as a setback...... view it as an opportunity.
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Re: Getting Laid Off Sucks

I know how you feel
ive was laid off labor day
I had 3-4 job interviews
no one called back after the 2nd interview
I guess I pissed them off by calling them so much
today im going to call a electric services company and go downtown and try to apply for a 911 operator.....
I hate being laid off...
Hope everything works out for you
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It's funny how 3 little letters like O-F-F can make something very cool, uncool.
Even in bad times you still try (and succeed) to make us laugh
I wish you the best of luck and hope everything works out for the better
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Don't view it as a setback...... view it as an opportunity.
Agreed!
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Even in bad times you still try (and succeed) to make us laugh
I wish you the best of luck and hope everything works out for the better


Thanks Andy, that's one job "the man" can't take away from me.
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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 09:49 PM
 
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mm refresh my mind, what does O-F-F stand for...
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 09:56 PM
 
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Laid.
Off.
Laid.
Off.
Get it?


Laid = cool.
WHEN "off" Is added.
It.
Is not cool.
And THAT is your English lesson for today, class!
hahaha

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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 10:15 PM
 
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Re: Getting Laid Off Sucks

nothing like sitting back chillin' while you get unemployment checks.
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