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I got laid off a year ago this month...


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#25 TheSaint

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:23 PM

I sure hope I keep my job. Things are looking pretty bad right now, so if the worst happens, I might have to go back into the Navy. And I am not sure they take 45 year olds now. :)

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:37 AM

I got alot of friends that are out of work now. The worst part about being unemployed at the end of the year, is that no one usually hires until after the fourth quarter and the Holidays. I know last year, I could barely secure an interview from Oct. through Dec. But after mid Jan., the interviews and job fairs came up pretty fast.

I know my new job could be in jeopardy, the company I am working for is not doing well.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:23 AM

Every time I am glancing at threads in The Lounge I skim by this one and I think it says "I got laid a year ago..." and I think, dude, that really sucks.

Then on second glance I see that it actually reads "laid off," and suddenly I don't feel so bad for you. So keep your chin up, at least your gettin some.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

I'm out 7 months now....will be off worker's comp in 3 months and then it's "find a job" time. Don't think there's any way we could pay our basic living bills on unemployment. Hopefully the companies in my field start hiring again.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

I sure hope I keep my job. Things are looking pretty bad right now, so if the worst happens, I might have to go back into the Navy. And I am not sure they take 45 year olds now. :)

I'm actually thinking of going back to work for UPS...even though they pay very well, it would only be part-time (though even their PTers join the Teamsters so it could pay off in benefits). Only issue...my back. I could BS my way into the job but I know how difficult it was when I was 20 and in much better shape, let alone mid 40s with a bad back

#30 joemac

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:39 PM

Im getting out of the Air Force any day now.....Thank God for the GI Bill, unemployment, disability and my wifes good job!

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 03:11 PM

Been out of work since April, over 120 resumes sent out, only 2 actual interviews. The phone is actually ringing more this month, though.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:04 PM

Been out of work since April, over 120 resumes sent out, only 2 actual interviews. The phone is actually ringing more this month, though.

dang, you know things gotta be tough when even a crooked accountant can't get a job :D

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:03 PM

dang, you know things gotta be tough when even a crooked accountant can't get a job :D


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