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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    Having been in this position 20 years ago when the computer industry consolidated and tightened up, I know what you're going through. A couple of pieces of unsolicited advice:

    1) Start your job hunt now, not when your unemployment runs out. Your job right now is to 'find a job.' With the market like it is, it may take some time and you may find yourself headed in a new direction. You may not find anything making the money you make now. Chances are though, it will pay more than unemployment.

    2) Don't get discouraged. These things take time. It's easier to do when you are not completely without income. You'll also interview better while you still have the unemployment safety net - it's an attitude thing.

    Hang in there!
    Exactly! And, I can tell by what you have said, GK, that you are in that mode ... looking for opportunities. My exact first thought was: Sometimes, we don't like a job, but we are committed to the friends we have made there. When it is time to move on, we hang on until the bitter end for "them" ... which is fine, but you are sounding as though it was sort of a mutual separation. Do what your hand finds to do, and you will find your place. I am sorry that the job ended in this way, but in five years, you are going to look back (I'm betting) and say the best thing that ever happened was my boss invited me to leave ...
    This too is an opportunity .... the hardest thing I have ever had to teach the kids is: The only limit is your imagination ...

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    Best of everything in your new venture! :lol:

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    I don't really have any words of advice other than what has been posted already, but I can say I'm sorry.

    I've always wanted to learn upholstery. Good luck if that's where this takes you!

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    I'm glad you're okay financially. It's probably better this way anyway, maybe you'll find a job you enjoy, in the meantime you can be getting quilts done.

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    Sorry to hear your news. It sounds like you have a great attitude about it.


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    Sorry to hear you lost your job Chris. This will be good time to get some sewing and some relaxing done. I hope that you can find another job that you might like better.

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    Chris - you see the positive in this and that is wonderful. For years my motto has been "Everything is Temporary." Try to limit your pity parties and keep busy. Get into a routine just like you did for work. Take one or two week's "vacation" then start the job search. In the mean time, spend time with your hobbies and spruce up the house. Little things work wonders. Sew a valance, make some new chair cushions, a couple of potholders or something special just for you.

    Things always get better. It may take time, but they do.

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    Thanks everyone for your support, at first when this happend i wasnt going to say anything about this (must be a male ego thing) but then i got to thinking that it would kind of like lying to my friends in here and maybe i needed to talk about it and i do feel better haveing gotten that out of the way thanks again everyone. Chris

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    Tough news, Chris. Keep your chin up and find that perfect job. Or, just one that pays the bills. That's why we work right? And that's why they call it work! Stay positive.

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    So sorry to hear your news! Maybe in your search for a new job you will find the one that you enjoy going to everyday! My thoughts will be with you in your search!

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    Sorry to hear this Chris.

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    I'm so sorry to hear this Chris, glad that you are being so optomistic about it :D When one door closes another one opens :wink: Can't wait to see your quilting projects while you are waiting on a new opportunity to happen :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis khan
    Thanks everyone for your support, at first when this happend i wasnt going to say anything about this (must be a male ego thing) but then i got to thinking that it would kind of like lying to my friends in here and maybe i needed to talk about it and i do feel better haveing gotten that out of the way thanks again everyone. Chris
    I understand Chris, what you say about the male ego thing. It's not just a guy thing. Any time i've lost a job, i always felt like i'd given it my all, and so when it happens, it's not just the finances, but it feels like a kick in the gut. Your job becomes a part of who you define yourself as. Sorry this has happened, but now you have time to quilt, right? :)

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    Sorry about the job, but where one door closes another one opens, keep a positive attitude and good luck

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    I'm sorry to hear about your job loss. My husband still has his but his pay has decreased so much it is now minimum wage. They don't talk about all those who are employed but fewer days/less income in all the statistics in the news. If it wasn't for health insurance, my hubby would go look for another job. COBRA would be just too expensive for us during the next job's probation period. We know because we had to pay for it last year when he got downsized out of the previous job. But, I ended up needing 2 surgeries in 08, so we were very glad we signed up for it. Just a reminder.... don't forget to arrange for health insurance!
    Good luck on your current "job"; looking for a new job!

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    Sorry about your job. The same thing happened to my dad many years ago. After working for this company for 15 years they let him go and hired someone for half his wages. He was so angry. The company went out of business three years later. Maybe I'm bad, but I was glad to see it.

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    Chris (a.k.a Khan, a.k.a. HEY YOU :lol: ), this would be a perfect time to do lots of sewing. It's great therapy for me for when I'm worried, "gr"itchy (well, the word I was thinking of rhymes with that, anyway), or stressed. Post pic's so we can see what you're doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Chris (a.k.a Khan, a.k.a. HEY YOU :lol: ), this would be a perfect time to do lots of sewing. It's great therapy for me for when I'm worried, "gr"itchy (well, the word I was thinking of rhymes with that, anyway), or stressed. Post pic's so we can see what you're doing!
    I will definatly have some pics to share now with all of this time on my hands i cant wait to see my quilt finally finished

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    Chris ~ Sorry to hear this. As a "neighbor" of yours, I know how economically depleted the CNY area is becoming. So many companies closing ...... I was so sorry to see Syracuse China leave. It was a landmark! And now Magna closing its doors. So far, nursing has been recession-proof for me. I hope everything turns out for you; As trite as it may sound, everything WILL work out. My mom, who lived through the Great Depression, firmly believed that when one door closed another opened. I will keep you in thought & prayer, that the door yet to be opened will lead you to something even better. Nita

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis khan
    Well this has to come out at some point. I was let go from my job friday as part of some restructuring thing my boss is doing he said it had nothing to do with me or my performace but that i was being let go later i find out from my manager who has given his two weeks notice that he my boss is looking to hire lower wage people this for some reason didnt surprise me he has been complaining of money woes for some time despite the fact that we wer busy. well i filed for unemployment for today and financially ill be ok i just wanted to let friends here know whats going on with me. I guess there is a bright side to this ill have plenty of sewing time for now and time to do projects around the house. this still makes me kinda sad though i didnt exactly like my job and there wer inherent risks involved with it but it was framiliar to me and i liked my co-workers well enough about this just thought my friends here should know where im at. Chris
    It seems to me you have an age discrimination suit here, because you've been there long enough to have received promotion pay. What do the rest of the board members think? Any lawyers or wives/husbands/relatives of lawyers reading this?

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    I'm a paralegal for a firm that does employment law. I can ask if this would be a cause worth pursuing, or at least worth consulting with an attorney about.

    However, the boss would probably say they didn't go looking for younger people to hire, but for people who were of an entry level skill set.


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    Chris - I just remembered something that may give you a chuckle - the first thing I did when I took 'early' retirement was MAKE a quilt! And it looks like the first thing you're going to do is FINISH a quilt.

    Seriously though, you sure sound like you have a good attitude. I hope that you find another job by the time you actually need one.

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    Shelley had some good advise for you. Attitude counts for a large percentage of what happens in our lifes.
    Also I love what Martina said
    "I think only a quilter can see the logic between Welding and Sewing. "
    You sound like you have a good outlook and since you weren't "in love" with the job anyway you now have the opportunity to go into a line of work you just might love. We have to work so many of the hours in our adult life it is alway good to love your work.
    Good luck in your job search! :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nita
    Chris ~ Sorry to hear this. As a "neighbor" of yours, I know how economically depleted the CNY area is becoming. So many companies closing ...... I was so sorry to see Syracuse China leave. It was a landmark! And now Magna closing its doors. So far, nursing has been recession-proof for me. I hope everything turns out for you; As trite as it may sound, everything WILL work out. My mom, who lived through the Great Depression, firmly believed that when one door closed another opened. I will keep you in thought & prayer, that the door yet to be opened will lead you to something even better. Nita
    Nita so nice to hear from you yes it was sad about syracuse china and alot of other old and well established bussineses we have lost here i know all will be well with me and with time on my hands now maybe ill pay a visit to the guild you mentioned before. Chris

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    GK - Sorry to hear about your job loss. You have a good PMA and that's what is most important. Everything happens for a reason, even if we don't know what that reason is. You have all my best wishes. You'll be OK. You are a survivor. You go GUY.

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