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  • Friggin' Economy....

    Lost my job to the economy yesterday. My regional got the call from the Prez of Transamerican to let some guys go. So me, two techs and two salespeople in the southeast were jobless as of yesterday. I was looking for a second job. Guess I'm looking for a first job now...

  • #2
    Bummer man!

    That bites. I was laid off the same way at the mech shop I worked at the day before Thanksgiving, in '99. NO-ONE was hiring...all the 2K scare crapola.

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    • #3
      Sorry to hear that man.
      I will be joining you soon enough...
      I'm staring unemployment in the face.
      With the "war" winding down, and regardless of who wins the White House it seems sure that funding cuts will keep coming, I will be on the street within a few months.

      I can't really complain though, things have been good, and I've managed to save up at least 6 months' salary gotten 3 months ahead on my Jeep payments and made all the "major" purchases I plan for a while, so that plus unemployment (about $500 a week here) will keep me afloat until something comes along.


      I recommend Starbucks... part-time employees still can get benefits, and you get free coffee!

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      • #4
        dang man that sucks. makes me appreciate public safety though. i still have job security. maybe you should look into that. you never hear about deputies or firefighters getting laid off. just an idea. hope it all works out for you buddy.

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        • #5
          when one door closes...

          ...another will open, perhaps two or three others, Renegadestang. Hope you find something better and more rewarding soon.

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          • #6
            I feel your pain. I am a Manager for a Land Development Company and found out 6 months ago that I would be let go. Next Friday is actually my last day so needless to say all of my Jeep projects are on hold right now. The good thing is the company I work for is giving me a wonderfull severance package which I can't complain about. I have also had quite a few promising interviews that is helping me stay positive.
            Try to keep your head up, something else will come up before you know it.

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            • #7
              I went out of business in November. It was only by the grace of God that a decent enough job landed at my feet (actually drove up in a golf cart).

              I wish you all the luck Bro's.

              I mean that. I really do.

              It feals like this being unemployed...



              But it will work out.

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              • #8
                I feel your pain, too. I'm in the process of shutting my business down in the next week or so. Just trying to wrap a couple customers. Being tied to the real estate market (custom cabinetry), it keeps getting harder and harder to make sales.

                The suck thing is, I'd like to get back into surveying/civil engineering, but that's tied to the real estate market, too.

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                • #9
                  Oh man, that's awful! I hope something even better comes your way soon, renegade.

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                  • #10
                    Through 20 years of the oilfield, I boomed and busted sooooo many times, I can't even remember them all. I finally got into fast food thinking that everyone's got to eat.

                    First off, don't take it personal. It's a corporate numbers thing.You may have been a threat to a superior and been CHOSEN, or just been next in line.
                    Secondly, there are so many opportunities out there. Many employers are scouring for someone that works like it belongs to them. these days everyone wants a paycheck, not a job. It can't be difficult to go out and prove yourself.

                    I have gone out and done volunteer work(construction) for several projects and had the donor company try to hire me. Noone wants to work any more.

                    Good Luck!!

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                    • #11
                      I have gone out and done volunteer work(construction) for several projects and had the donor company try to hire me. Noone wants to work any more.

                      Good Luck!![/QUOTE]

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                      Worker Bee's are hard to come by these days.

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                      • #12
                        Loosing your job sucks. I worked in the casino for some time and every time the economy took a dump or things got slow people,myself included, had to look for work. My job now is safe for the moment being as I work for the company that runs our public transportation here in Vegas. But I worry about my wife's job. She is still working in a casino and things are starting to get slow. If she looses hers I don't know what we'll do.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by redtail View Post
                          I have gone out and done volunteer work(construction) for several projects and had the donor company try to hire me. Noone wants to work any more.

                          Good Luck!!
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                          Worker Bee's are hard to come by these days.[/QUOTE]


                          Yea, but workers that truly care about the job, outcome, project, are not to be found.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kingchip View Post
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                            Worker Bee's are hard to come by these days.

                            Yea, but workers that truly care about the job, outcome, project, are not to be found.[/QUOTE]

                            Thats what I was saying but didn't bring it across well.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kingchip View Post
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                              Worker Bee's are hard to come by these days.

                              Yea, but workers that truly care about the job, outcome, project, are not to be found.[/QUOTE]

                              Theres a couple of us out here still. I'm off the market for being too busted up tho.

                              My Dad started a cabinet shop in the spare bedroom when I was 12. I worked in the shop until I was 18 (among other places...had three jobs my seinor year. Prom night, I was spraying a custom kitchen that we installed the next day.) Worked in cabinetry and furniture shops for nearly 20 years. I've been shop foreman in three different shops, one being the largest log furniture plant around. I built stuff for people with more money than brains, some of it's still out there. I see it every now and then on TV when they show famous people's houses or lately on one of those "vacation dream house" shows.

                              I'm only 37 now...killed myself for $7.50 an hour...and can't do it any more. Go friggin figure.

                              Dad's all busted up too now. Still working, but pretty hammered. He started in the Bethlehem Steel mill.

                              That's one thing I had a hard time with working with the teenage addicts at the Ranch: not a one of them has ever WORKED. A few learned about work at the Ranch and liked it. One even seemed to have found his "calling" as it were...in concrete work! I HATE 'crete, but it paid the bills for a while. So has finish carpentry, car detailing, and a ton of other things I'd as soon forget I done. I've been laid off, but never fired. (Wrongfully discharged once, but thats a different story. The guy who canned me got canned for doing it. They'd still hire me back if I wanted to.)

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