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    Looks Like I will have some time now

    I worked at a company that just laid me off, last week. I worked 70 to 80 hours a week since noone wanted to work and get the stuff done. When it got to 40 hours they looked on thier watch and said "yup time to go." I was asked to stay and finish the stuff since they had to go for due to family matters. Wait a sec I am married and have a child also. I was also asked to go out of town to do some more work for them -outside- when it was fricking colder then the north pole. I went.
    Engineers and E.I.T's asked me how to do things on the computer and I showed them. New Drafters asked me how to do things that they should have learned in school. They happen to be out of school less then 6 months. I still showed them.
    Then I got laid off. The Engineers that had less then 5 years of service remained. The drafters that had 6 months to 1 year there stayed. Me, I got the boot.

    The best part of it all...... I got a call this Monday on how to do something on the computer so they can get the drawings done..... I laughed and hung up.

    I say call me when its really important. I have a family to take care of and now I can spend some time with them and look for another job and start all over again.

    I hate this recession/ Depression.....



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    thats why unions rock.



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    I worked at a company that just laid me off, last week. I worked 70 to 80 hours a week since noone wanted to work and get the stuff done. When it got to 40 hours they looked on thier watch and said "yup time to go." I was asked to stay and finish the stuff since they had to go for due to family matters. Wait a sec I am married and have a child also. I was also asked to go out of town to do some more work for them -outside- when it was fricking colder then the north pole. I went.
    Engineers and E.I.T's asked me how to do things on the computer and I showed them. New Drafters asked me how to do things that they should have learned in school. They happen to be out of school less then 6 months. I still showed them.
    Then I got laid off. The Engineers that had less then 5 years of service remained. The drafters that had 6 months to 1 year there stayed. Me, I got the boot.

    The best part of it all...... I got a call this Monday on how to do something on the computer so they can get the drawings done..... I laughed and hung up.

    I say call me when its really important. I have a family to take care of and now I can spend some time with them and look for another job and start all over again.

    I hate this recession/ Depression.....
    I used to subscribe to the "company attitude" but now work just as hard as they pay me. There's no loyalty to employees, but they expect an endless amount of loyalty from you. What a bunch of ****. Hope you find something better.


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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    thats why unions rock.
    Fixed it for ya



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I used to subscribe to the "company attitude" but now work just as hard as they pay me. There's no loyalty to employees, but they expect an endless amount of loyalty from you. What a bunch of ****. Hope you find something better.
    Two way street.........find a good company, and work your *** off there. Eventually, it will be rewarded. At least that's what helps me get to sleep at night



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    If they are calling you for help you should approach them to hire you on as a consultant for the time being. This way you can charge them for your time and they dont have to have you on their books. Worth a shot.



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    I dont think its going to get any better either. :-(


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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Sorry to hear it. Hang in there and good things will come sooner than later.


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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Welcome to the unemployment party. Hope your job search goes better than mine!



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    yeah hang in there



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Welcome to the unemployment party. Hope your job search goes better than mine!
    I remember talking about your job search, I didn't make the same mistake of levity this time, DJK15. Last time someone blew an o-ring.


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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    If they are calling you for help you should approach them to hire you on as a consultant for the time being. This way you can charge them for your time and they dont have to have you on their books. Worth a shot.


    need....to...take a closer look...at sig.


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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
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    No ****. Blow that up.


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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I used to subscribe to the "company attitude" but now work just as hard as they pay me. There's no loyalty to employees, but they expect an endless amount of loyalty from you. What a bunch of ****. Hope you find something better.
    I know exactly what you're saying. I used to go that extra mile, stay late, come in early, work weekends, whatever they wanted.
    When it came time for layoffs, I was one of the first to go.

    Loyalty and dedication is sadly, a one-way street. You do the work, they make the money. I know it's supposed to be that way, but back in the day, companies would reward their employees for helping to make them successful, not anymore. They hoard the profits and then blame losses on the work force. The more actual work a person has to do, the less they benefit from their labors.



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    Re: Looks Like I will have some time now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post

    The best part of it all...... I got a call this Monday on how to do something on the computer so they can get the drawings done..... I laughed and hung up.
    No offense, but you probably didn't handle that very well. Why burn bridges?



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