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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Sorry to hear that. Losing your job sucks as I lost mine around 5 years ago and know how it feels. Definitely a tough time to go through for sure, but you are hardly alone in experiencing it. I also hope you end up like me, where losing your job ended up being one of the best things to ever happen to you. I grew a lot as a person through it and also ended up in a much better place for me afterwards. Best of luck to you.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by rhino3382 View Post
    What field are you in?
    Get this info out there and what area you are looking to work in, never know who might help here.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Been there. Most probably have.

    Keep your chin up. Hopefully you are in a place where you can take a bit of time. Above said it right - there is a grieving process that goes with it, like many other things.

    Give it some time, and then look at it as an opportunity. Loved what I was doing when I lost my gig. I won't say that it was good thing. But I think I ended up better for it in many ways.

    Sure as hell didn't seem like it at the time though. Understand that completely.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    I would get signed up for unemployment first thing. Once you know you'll have some sort of cash flow coming, it'll take some stress away.


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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    I graduated from ISU with BS in HRI. Was in that field for 10 years, since then have managed a few different businesses. The last one I was with (7 1/2 years) was a garage door company in which I was responsible for everything except for doing the actual installs or services work. Sales exceeded 1M every year, which was a result of what I did, I was the salesman also. Thanks everyone for your support, it definitely helps!



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    Best wishes! I'm sorry about that. :(


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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Best of luck to you. Something will come your way, sometimes from a direction you least expect.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Been through it before and know it feels like a kick in the gonads. Things will get better though...



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    I was apart of a plant closing back in 2006, so needless to say I know what losing a job feels like. Sucks. Probably not the thing you want to hear but it was a blessing in the end. I have a much better job today that I might not have if not for that plant closing.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    I graduated from ISU with BS in HRI. Was in that field for 10 years, since then have managed a few different businesses. The last one I was with (7 1/2 years) was a garage door company in which I was responsible for everything except for doing the actual installs or services work. Sales exceeded 1M every year, which was a result of what I did, I was the salesman also. Thanks everyone for your support, it definitely helps!
    A couple places I know of that are hiring similar type of skill sets are Rockwell (actually intertrade but look on Rockwell's job page under program management I believe) and PM in CR.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Timely article from todays Star Tribune I read at lunch. It's cold and wet up here but Iowa is also cold and wet.

    Twin Cities jobless rate -- at 4% -- is the lowest in U.S.

    http://www.startribune.com/business/265471401.html



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    Lost my job in 2008 1 week short of my 1 year anniversary, as a result of the housing crash. Looked for work for 8 mo. with not much luck(everyone was looking for the perfect candidate at the time). Talked my way into contracting with my employer before that and was making crazy money for the next year, working from home. Profesionaly one of the best years of my existence. Had to look for more traditional work when they wanted to hire me back as a full time temp employee because the commute was killing me. It all panned out, and because I went back to my previous employer, I found out that the company I now work for was hiring and had an in because they had a supplier/customer relationship with my old employer. And to be quite honest the time during my unemployment, felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders, because in all honesty, I hated my then current job.


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    It happened to me with my first job out of college. That was big blow to the ego. Those were probably as dark of days as I've ever had. I found a new job after a few months. At the time didn't think much of it, but it gave me some great sales experience and was a great base to springboard me into my current job which I've had for 20 years and hope to retire in.

    Everything happens for a reason. Make some Lemonade out of the current Lemon and you'll be just fine!



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    So sorry, such a stressful thing. Concur that you should get signed up for unemployment right away. Good luck on the job search.



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    Re: One of my worst days ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    It happened to me with my first job out of college. That was big blow to the ego. Those were probably as dark of days as I've ever had. I found a new job after a few months. At the time didn't think much of it, but it gave me some great sales experience and was a great base to springboard me into my current job which I've had for 20 years and hope to retire in.

    Everything happens for a reason. Make some Lemonade out of the current Lemon and you'll be just fine!
    Yea, if this was your first job out of college, it's amazing how different the job search is when you've got a little experience under your belt, at least in my experience. My first job was great training for my new one, and it's something I wouldn't even have thought about doing coming out of school.



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