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    Work Stress/Economy

    Is anyone else in a work environment where everyone in the office is freaking out about losing their jobs?

    I guess I've lucky to be employed for the last 10 years at a place that lays off very few workers but everyone around me is all doom and gloom.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    We had a TON of cutbacks and cost saving measures in our company to hopefully prevent any kinds of layoffs so everyone is pretty comfortable I think.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    We had a TON of cutbacks and cost saving measures in our company to hopefully prevent any kinds of layoffs so everyone is pretty comfortable I think.
    We did too but I think people are now feeling like there is nothing else to cut but employees/



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    We have already had them this year :(


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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    Was laid off at the beginning of October with about 10 others at my former company. Wasn't fun...but...

    Came out way ahead both with the severance and new job. Just gotta know where to look for these things.

    I think in the current conditions, it's natural to be nervous. It doesn't help when you're constantly hearing/reading about it either in the news or someone telling you they (or someone they know) just lost their job.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    feel it here.

    I had to lay off a portion of the staff in the fall.

    horrible.


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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    Nobody would dare lay me off. I am to valuable to everyone. This company would go under without me. So the other 20,000 employees better feel thankful for me.

    At least that is the attitude I use to make me feel better.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    Have not heard anyone mention worrying about it. Of the 400ish people in my area I only talk to about 20 so I may have a limited pool though.


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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    We laid off a few the other day and people here are walking on eggshells every day...



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    We've had 22 people let go since September, 12 of them yesterday. Not a fun time at all.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    Physical therapy is still greatly in demand. I get a job offer in the mail every other day.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    I worked in an office environment of a large company that was bought by its competitor. It was a miserable experience for a full year as the integration process took place. There were "farewell" parties and drinks after work every week as people streamed out of the place. I then worked in a place that was so arbitrary and random; no one knew where they stood. I now work from home, and while I know the stress and uncertainty of the economy is certainly there, the rumors, and paranoid environment is non-existent. I can do my job without the craziness.


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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Physical therapy is still greatly in demand. I get a job offer in the mail every other day.
    Heh, yeah. At long as people are walking, working and thinking they can "be like Mike", your job is safe.



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    So far no layoffs. The Ag industry seems to be holding on longer than others but about three weeks ago orders started to dwindle. Since I am the only salesman I will shoulder most of the blame but damn will I be a hero when the recovery hits.(if i'm still there)



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    Re: Work Stress/Economy

    The ultimate downer is when you own and operate your own company, it is losing tons of money, and you are personally liable for the company's debts.

    I've been there and done that.


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