Just discovered I'm losing my job...

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Just discovered I'm losing my job...

It happened to me now:
At work this evening, my boss was on-site from Dallas and called me aside for a private meeting. He told me that my role is being reduced, or some similar HRese and that I have about two weeks left, after which I’ll be unemployed. I’ve had this same job at this location for the past ten years, providing IT support for a major utility in my area. Now, because of some short-sighted cutbacks, several others in my organization, as well as myself, will be losing our jobs in the next couple of weeks.


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So sorry to hear that.

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Man, I’m terribly sorry to hear… Short-sighted cutbacks mean that it’s not your fault. Hope you can find a new challenge in your life. Good luck!

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Bummer man…. and that suxxx….hope you can get up and runnin’ sooner than you expect.

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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you find another job soon. At least it’s easier now than it was 8 years ago. Unfortunately pay has stagnated for a lot of positions.

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They call it “ optimisation of personnel” you know..
Well, dont let your spirit go away, it could be for good! The wifey got fired several years ago, and the first month it was I and the kits that took all her rage , yet we had a long talk, and now she runs her own small accountant compmany.

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I feel your pain. I was let go after 30 years with the same job. Thankfully I was close to be old enough to start collecting social security. That was almost 3 years ago. I’m still not emotionally over it because of the way they did it. They gave me no warning, and didn’t give me severance pay. Luckily my house was paid off and I was able to collect unemployment until I turned 62. When I think about it, my blood boils.

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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you’re getting a decent severance package and can file for unemployment.

It may not seem like it now, but this may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

Stay bright! :o)

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Sorry Man! At least you are IT and can work for many different organizations!

Good Luck

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Been there too atbglenn. Worst part is indeed not losing my job, but supervisors I’ve known for years pretending nothing’s going on. It’s very surreal, but at the same time this seems to happen regularly to be universal as well. We fall. And there’s only one thing we can do. Get up.

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Stay strong and who knows, time will come and you’ll look back and think, that job made you more qualified for the next.

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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you will find a new job real soon.
I have been in the utility-business for more than three decades and I have seen it happen more than once.
The reason for it being: “it’s not our core-business to ……….”.
So they start leasing buildings, cars and computers. And contract third parties for security, maintenance, catering and IT.
Often the same guys showed up again a few weeks later, ….. with different badges on their shirts.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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My thought and wishes go to you, keltex78!

Happened to me more than once, and the pain it causes is genuine.

As you start your search, continuously remember to cast all self-doubt aside. It had nothing at all to do with you. You are even more valuable to your next employer!

Nowadays, we workers are viewed as drags on the bottom lines.

There will always be more darkness than I have lights.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Been there too atbglenn. Worst part is indeed not losing my job, but supervisors I’ve known for years pretending nothing’s going on. It’s very surreal, but at the same time this seems to happen regularly to be universal as well. We fall. And there’s only one thing we can do. Get up.
After 30 years of being a dedicated employee, I felt worthless and even thought about ending it all. Thankfully I had my family who got me through it all. Right now I’m retired living halfway decent. I might sell my house in the next couple of years and move somewhere more affordable. Long Island is too damn expensive.
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My gratitude to those who are willing and able to help others (in whatever way you can)! Being human is more than just existing for yourself. Smile

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atbglenn wrote:
hIKARInoob wrote:
Been there too atbglenn. Worst part is indeed not losing my job, but supervisors I’ve known for years pretending nothing’s going on. It’s very surreal, but at the same time this seems to happen regularly to be universal as well. We fall. And there’s only one thing we can do. Get up.
After 30 years of being a dedicated employee, I felt worthless and even thought about ending it all. Thankfully I had my family who got me through it all. Right now I’m retired living halfway decent. I might sell my house in the next couple of years and move somewhere more affordable. Long Island is too damn expensive.

Thank you so much for sharing this. Yes, we are humans, so obviously we feel worthless when this happens. But it is so important to realise that we should not feel worthless. It’s NOT our fault; this stuff happens all the time as mentioned by others here too. I hope you (keltex78) will absorb this information…

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Sorry to hear that its happened to me before. Up to w certain dollar amount unemployment will pay its varies state to state. Usually half of what your check is. And since they are saying they don’t have a job for no fault of your own you’ll automatically get it. And to get help with food. You’ll qualify for food stamp ebt card as well. Nothing wrong with accepting help for until back on your feet.

I’ve found a few jobs through temp agencies they can get you to work quickly even if it’s something you don’t normally do its a paycheck until you do find something

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So sorry to hear.

Please keep your spirits up whatever you’re confronted with from here on.

Are you worried about finding a new job?

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No time to waste, address finances, retirement accounts, pre/Roth, etc!
See if H.R. can help! Contact friends to let them know your skills/availability!
Best of luck!

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Hate to hear that news and of how the message was delivered to you. As one door close another opens and I hope that one leads to greater success and happiness for you.

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Dang man, sorry to hear that. Keep your spirits up. Use this opportunity to find something even better!

I faced a similar situation about three years ago after ten years of service (along with thousands of fellow employees) at a particular unnamed Illinois-based “American” company that makes yellow heavy equipment. It’s certainly a personal and emotional thing. I landed a job at a small (but amazing!) ag company and never looked back.

Good luck with the job search. Hang in there!

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That’s terrible…I’m sorry to hear that Sad

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Praying for you/yours right now.
You will get through this and another (better) door will open.
Faith is everything.

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Hey, the first half of my career I was bouncing from one job to the next because the company: a) moved to Florida, b) stopped doing engineering altogether (focussed on service/repair), c) went out of business, d) eliminated a whole department, e) just plain hated me for not bending over and kissing their asses.

The secret is to amass as large a “F@(% you!” fund as you possibly can, don’t “identify” with the job (ie, don’t make your job your identity), and never ever take it personally.

The last place I mentioned where they hated me, they canned me only after they made several attempts to fire me “for cause” but I didn’t bite. Finally, they just made the excuse they were “laying off” people (1, me), and did. My tech told me with a chuckle that in the next 3mos they hired and fired 3 new engineers to try to do what I was doing. Big Smile

Finally, my old boss who was promoted up and out (and I was hired to fill the void) had to go back down to doing my old job as well as his new one as chief engineer. Big Smile

To quote Ahnold, “This must be what they call… poetic justice”. Big Smile (“Raw Deal”)

Oh, the best part? I found out that I got canned… from American Express! The company offers to pay the AmEx annual fee if you get the card, because back then AmEx was the only card to include insurance if renting a car with the card. So I did the 1-800-THE-CARD thing to apply. Things were getting stressful at work, I finally said that I got a week’s vacation coming, I need time to decompress. “Uhhh, this isn’t the best time to take time off, as things are going to be happening fast in the company.” “Okay, so I take a week’s vacation, or a week’s sick-time.” I took the vacation. That was the Friday afternoon immediately before I took off the whole next week (nb: the timing!).

I call AmEx first thing that Monday, ask about my status because it’d been a while, “Oh, I’m sorry, you’ve been declined.”.

“Huh? Really?”

“Well, we called your company to verify your salary and how long you’ve worked there, but were told that this Friday’s going to be your last day.”

“Really? Wow, that’s news to me!”

“Wha- what? Oh my God, I’m so sorry!”

I had to calm down this poor woman, because she was in tears letting me know I’d gotten canned. I’m actually happy, breathing my first “free air” like someone just let out of jail, telling her it’s the best thing for me, to go find someplace new and better.

Wehehehell, I’m home all week, chillaxing, didn’t go anywhere, and no one from work ever bothered to call me and let me know. I waited ‘til 4:45 that next Friday to call and find out for sure.

The receptionist’s voice changes as soon as she recognises mine, like she’s talking with a ghost. I get transferred to Boss-Man’s line:

“Tony LastNameHere…”

“Hey, Tony, guess who?”

“Oh… uh… hi.”

“Say, Tony, should I bother coming to work this Monday?”

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“Uh… well… no, I guess not.”

“Well, gee, thanks for telling me.”, and I hung up.

Yeah, a real POS company. Big Smile

Feel any better? Smile

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Freedom wrote:
Praying for you/yours right now. You will get through this and another (better) door will open. Faith is everything.

But revenge is a close second. Big Smile

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Carp! As a self employed carpenter I have to look for work a few dozen times a year but have come to realize that if you’re good at what you do you shouldn’t have to stress over it so I don’t anymore. Employers will recognize your talent but the first criteria is pass the drug test. Be relaxed, it shows as confidence in yourself. Do a few mods while you have the time and the weather keeps you inside. Good luck.

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Lightbringer wrote:
But revenge is a close second. Big Smile

Lucifer, is that you? Wink

(“Lucifer” being the Greek translation of “light bringer” or “light bearer”)

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gchart wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
But revenge is a close second. Big Smile

Lucifer, is that you? Wink

(“Lucifer” bring the Greek translation of “light bringer” or “light bearer”)

The name’s not important, but you can call me Lu.

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Ouch – sorry to hear that!
Best wishes, and here’s hoping that whatever you find next will be somehow better than what you have now.

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Wish you the best, hope this will bring you a better job.

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So sorry to hear that.
But from your story, as a IT support, I believe you’ll get decent job in anytime soon.

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