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    Senior Member genghis khan's Avatar
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    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

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    More time for sewing and okay financially???? Sounds like a win-win situation to me :wink: :wink:

    (Are you sure your boss can lay you off and then hire someone to take your place at a cheaper rate??????? You might want to look into your legal options also....)


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    So sorry for loosing your job. You are making lemonade with a sour thing happening.

    Good luck to you !!
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    So sorry to hear about your job lose. Although, more time for sewing sounds great :D :D I would run the laying off and re-hiring at a lower rate by the Labor Board just to see what they say. That is not good business practice and the Labor Board or BBB should be made aware of this.

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    I'm sorry to hear this but it sure doesn't sound right that he's hiring someone for cheapier wages. grrrrrrr well if you have more time to sew and money is ok. i'd say your gonna be ok girl :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    I'm sorry to hear this but it sure doesn't sound right that he's hiring someone for cheapier wages. grrrrrrr well if you have more time to sew and money is ok. i'd say your gonna be ok girl :D
    Guy! lol :)

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    Welcome to the club GK. I was laid off in Nov due to "downsizing" yet they had two interviews that morning for new hires. There is nothing out there in my neck of the woods. I don't know what I will do when unemployment ends. God will provide.

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    Chris I am so sorry to hear this news, and unfortunatley I think it will get worse before it gets better. Count your blessings that you can make it on the unemployment, there are many who can't. And we will be looking forward to seeing so many more of your projects ! :lol: See this is me waiting :shock: LOL Now get sewing and pounding
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    More time for sewing and okay financially???? Sounds like a win-win situation to me :wink: :wink:

    (Are you sure your boss can lay you off and then hire someone to take your place at a cheaper rate??????? You might want to look into your legal options also....)
    Sew Joyce is right. But, the way they get around this is to retitle the job and description, which many companies are doing right now. If what they are saying is true, why would they have not offered you a pay cut to stay, which many companies are doing right now.

    If you have past reviews showing you were doing your job. I think you should go to your local labor board.

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    Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your job loss. My thoughts are with you. Please let us know if you need anything.

    Kyia :(

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    Oh Chris...I'm sorry to hear that!
    I'm sure you'll find something, but in the meantime, you can finish your projects! :)

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    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!

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    One more thing.

    I never did go back into my old field - computer programming. I became an accountant, working for a CPA. I eventually opened my own bookkeeping business so I could work around the kids' schedules. I've now added the quilting business. I guess my point is, go with the opportunities you find. You may find something you like better than your last job. ATTITUDE....It's all attitude!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    More time for sewing and okay financially???? Sounds like a win-win situation to me :wink: :wink:

    (Are you sure your boss can lay you off and then hire someone to take your place at a cheaper rate??????? You might want to look into your legal options also....)
    Sew Joyce is right. But, the way they get around this is to retitle the job and description, which many companies are doing right now. If what they are saying is true, why would they have not offered you a pay cut to stay, which many companies are doing right now.

    If you have past reviews showing you were doing your job. I think you should go to your local labor board.
    Ive seen my boss do similar things to other good people i think he just doesnt like to keep people too long it probly isnt worth fighting this issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    One more thing.

    I never did go back into my old field - computer programming. I became an accountant, working for a CPA. I eventually opened my own bookkeeping business so I could work around the kids' schedules. I've now added the quilting business. I guess my point is, go with the opportunities you find. You may find something you like better than your last job. ATTITUDE....It's all attitude!!!
    I was going to try and find something in the sewing field we have some upholstery shops and things around here. I was a welder mostly at my last job but i did also sew awnings and other things together for them so i gained a new skill while i worked there.

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    Sorry to hear about this, Chris. It's a hard blow to take, even if you have an inkling it will happen. Been there, done that. I echo Kyia....let us know if you need anything. All the best to you.

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    Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your job but knew you didn't totally "like" it. This economic "downturn" is causing lots of changes for lots of people.

    Let's just hope that "when one door closes, another door opens......." applies here.....

    Regardless, change is always difficult to deal with and my thoughts are with you. Thank goodness for unemployment!

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    Sorry to hear what your're going through. This is the time to rest and enjoy the peace and serenity and of course quilt! {{{{HUGS}}}}

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    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your job. My boyfriend was laid off from his job of 12 years the day before thanksgiving! It is so tough out there right now!! There are no jobs anywhere!! My mom was also temporarily laid off while her job changes owners.

    In these tough times, it is best to try to be optimistic. When one door closes, another door opens!! I wish you the best of luck, and enjoy the vacation that you have been given!!!!

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    Sorry about your job loss. I am sure something will come about. Another reason I am glad I am retired! No one can let me go!!!!

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    Sorry to here of your job loss,,,,,but on the other hand they do say when one door closes another opens......maybe a good theng....good luck my quilting friend!!.....:-)

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    Just a thought, but in England it is illegal for a Boss to do that and you could object to that through a solicitor or someone.

    Very mean.

    Elle

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    Sorry to hear this,Chris, but you will be able to enjoy(?) the nice weather, and get some sewing done.....

    My son was downsized in Dec., and the also brought in people that were 1/2 of his salery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis khan
    I was going to try and find something in the sewing field we have some upholstery shops and things around here. I was a welder mostly at my last job but i did also sew awnings and other things together for them so i gained a new skill while i worked there.
    Sorry you got the boot - even if it appeared to be a soft-sided Ugh. I agree with sewjoyce that there may be some legal irregularities - however, if you are OK with the situation, then good luck on your next journey.

    I think only a quilter can see the logic between Welding and Sewing.

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    Chris

    So sorry to hear that you have been laid off from work. Keep your chin up & think positive - something may well turn up unexpectantly, you know how when your not looking sometimes that door of opportunity appears.

    Keeping you in my thoughts. My job also looks very bleak. I am currently looking for alternative work too.

    Tisha

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