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Posted: 11/2/2009 1:49:11 PM EST
Man, I join the ranks of the unemployed today. I worked for a small IT consulting and outsourcing company, on the outsourcing side, and one of our customers fired us unexpectedly, and didn't give us a chance to compete for the contract that is replacing ours. It hurt the revenue too much. I think I'm the first person the company has ever laid off in their near 20 year history.

It sucks because I liked my job, and I loved the company I worked for. The people I worked with were great and fun to work with.

Oh well. Good thing is, though that after posting on FB about my predicament, I already had four friends call me and offer some very effective help. Luckily a couple friends have lots of connections.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:52:00 PM EST

Keep your chin up. Good to know you've got mates out there looking out for ya too!

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:53:05 PM EST
Best of luck.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:54:23 PM EST
Sure is good to have friends...I'm sure you'll land on your feet soon!

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:54:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kongo:

Keep your chin up. Good to know you've got mates out there looking out for ya too!

Yeah, it's awesome that I posted on FB and within 45 minutes, I already had friends calling. I hope this works out like the last time I got laid off - I ended up with a better job and a better situation. The only problem is this time I only have a month worth of pay... last time I had three months, and could have probably lived off of that for 4-6 if I needed to.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:58:53 PM EST
Lies. Economy is fixed. Seriously though, sorry to hear that. I've been unemployed for 7 months now.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:02:40 PM EST
Been there, done that, always ended up in a better place after.

Take a day to relax, be pissed off, get drunk, then hit the 'finding a new job' routine full time.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:04:11 PM EST
Well that blows.

Hope you land another one soon.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:29:02 PM EST
Thanks for the words of support, guys. It means a lot. Friends have already told me that if I were to lose my house, I have a place to stay. I hope it won't come to that, but who knows?

I'm going to find my resume and try to start working on it tonight. Maybe hang out with the Captain a little, as well, because, well, THIS SUCKS. hehe

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