i guess it's my turn to get laid off...

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  1. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    ya he's just cool so he said he woudn't have a problem with that at all.
  2. Octane91

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    that REALLY sucks Chainblade, hopefully you will find a job soon!

    no shit, my dad was vp of human resources for a multi billion dollar energy company and he got laid off a few weeks ago
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    A layoff is better than getting fired though. This whole economy scare will turn around soon enough. This shit has happened every 10 years for the last 4 decades. I'm not saying this written in stone as how the ecomony works but rather a trend.
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    thanks all.

    I really do have hope that once the economy gets back to normal, I'll get my job back. I just have to tough it out. hopefully it won't be too long.
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    <--- Has been rehired from a layoff.

    Keep your head up and shop around while you are still getting paid by said co. ;)
  6. crowchaser

    crowchaser not to be taken seriously

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    i wish i got laid off from my dream job, i just wish i had the privilege to use a dream job on my resume, any thing to climb up that ladder
  7. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    damn dude, you just cant catch a break!
    seems like once the shit starts raining, it pours on you.
  8. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    sorry to hear man, I know you really enjoyed that job to.

    Keep your head up though, One thing I've learned in life is every time one door shuts another one opens, everything happens for a reason. Now that your single it will be alot easier to go into "survival mode" and keep your costs as low as possible until you find something new. Who know's, you may fall into a job that you like even better.
  10. Chainblade

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    well just an update. I've been applying to every half way decent computerish job that I can find. There isn't a ton out there. I've only gotten responses from tech temp agencies. Better than nothing but obviously I want a full time gig. Even the temp agencies haven't found me anything yet. Although they said that they shouldn't have a problem finding me something.

    on a good note though, I had a phone interview with Alaska Airlines today. It was for a help desk position. It's not exactly what I want to do but it's a full time gig, it pays more, and it sounds like there is a lot of room for advancement (including being a field tech in a year or two). But I rocked the phone interview. He is scheduling me an in person interview with the hiring manager and hr manager early next week. I'm nervous (like always) but I'm confident. God, if I get this job, that would be a HUGE weight off my shoulders. Even if it's a job I don't like as much at first, it's full time, pays more, and has lots of room for advancement. I'm actually pretty excited about it.
  11. bigwill51534

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    Glad to hear things are looking up, man. Good luck!

    ~Will Courtier~
  12. Dustin

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    Go for it man! Good luck
  13. mistawiskas

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    Great to hear that news. Go gettem tiger!;)
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    GRP oh snap

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    This is the attitude to have. Gert all depressed and you'll get nothing. Fight the good fight!
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    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Hope you get it, and maybe it'll be a better gig than you think.
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    just an update. I did interview for the Alaska Airlines job a couple weeks ago. They said that they would get back to me after the holidays. Well they did today finally. They said to come in for a 3rd interview and to take a tech assessment. If I do well with that, I should get the job. So I"m hoping as this is the ONLY job that I have applied to that is full time. It's a good job with good pay and benefits. And it's close to home. I'm really excited about it the more I think about it.

    So wish me luck, the interview is on Friday.
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    GOOD LUCK man, I'm rooting for you
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    Good luck Chainblade!
  19. mistawiskas

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    make us proud mofo! Not that we wouldn't be if they hire the bosses kid or anything.
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    *knocks on wood*
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    Good luck, man! Knock 'em dead!

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    I can't even get a frigging interview. Most the construction outfits I ask just (literally) laugh at me.
    The national unemployment rate is 4.7% (average), The average in my state is 5.3%. But take a look at the county I live in: Josephine County EC.....11 fucking percent!
    11% isn't even on this map:
    INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: Unemployment rate - Economy in Turmoil - MSNBC.com The top economists are saying there's another whole year of this shit and it'll get worse before it gets better.
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    Fixed.

    When job hunting, negativity is your biggest enemy. You have to keep a positive outlook and attitude. It's too easy to get caught up in all the negativity and get discouraged. Keep your heads up guys. :)
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    I didn't look at the article so I don't know if this is mentioned, but economists are currently expecting the national unemployment rate to hit very close to double digits in the US in 09 before things start to improve.

    Right now the speculation is that things will continue to deteriorate throughout the first half of 09 and will hopefully start to turnaround in the second half, but this is based on where we are currently, assuming there is no further serious bad news, which IMO is entirely possible.
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    Well I had my interview this morning. Met with the IT Director for a while. I think that went well. Then I took a technical assessment, which I know I got all of them correct. Then I hung out in the help desk and just listened to what they did for about 45 minutes. I think it went really well. I'm crossing my fingers!