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    One of my worst days ever...

    Lost my job today. I know the saying, "one door closes, another opens". Tough to think about that right now...



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Damn dude. Very sorry to hear. Best of luck to you.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Tru, it happens to a good number of people at least once. Don't take it personal, and starting tomorrow, make your job search your new job.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    It's an awful feeling. I hope you're able to find something else sooner than later.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Damn dude. Very sorry to hear. Best of luck to you.
    Thanks Chris.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    Lost my job today. I know the saying, "one door closes, another opens". Tough to think about that right now...
    I'm sorry! It's a grieving process, but it's not something to dwell on. It sucks that it happened, especially if you didn't see it coming. But the best part of it is that you can now do ANYTHING that you want to do! Empower yourself and take command of your job search! Turn your search into your 8-5 job! You might even consider networking via the folks on this board! Good luck!


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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    That sucks. Best of luck in your search for a new (better!) job.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Seems to happen to more people than not, anymore.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    What field are you in?



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    yeah what do you do?


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Definitely sucks when it happens. Hopefully you didn't get the same condescending "we think this might actually be better for you than staying here" speech I got when I was let go. It can definitely lead to better things. Let yourself be hurt and ****** for a day or so and then find something better.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    Tru, it happens to a good number of people at least once. Don't take it personal, and starting tomorrow, make your job search your new job.
    This. Literally 8+ hrs a day. And yes it does happen to a lot of us at least once.


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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Sorry for the bad news. I lost my job 4 years ago. I would tell you to not burn bridges, stay positive, and be optimistic. Don't sell yourself short when looking for a new job. Act as if other companies need you and they're going to miss out if they don't hire you.


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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Hang in there and good luck on your next job. I am preparing to retire from a job I would never have had if I had not been laid off several times in the 1970's from the architecture firm of Smith-Voorhess-Jensen. When I got laid off for the last time at SVJ I didn't take it very well and spent a month or so drinking in downtown Ames before I headed north to find work in the Twin Cities. Sure didn't seem like it at the time but there is NO way I would trade where I ended up for continued employment with that architecture firm in Iowa.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Sorry OP, it sucks, I got laid off right at Thanksgiving time this past year, I took 2 days and kind of laid around and caught up on some tv shows and did some internet lurking and then started my job search. Had 3 interviews lined up within 2 weeks and got (and took) a job offer by Christmas. I probably applied to 50 jobs. I suggest taking a look at what you want in life and figuring out if a change of scenery is all you need. It worked for me, I am 20x happier now than at my old job and pretty much all that changed was the state I was living in.



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