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Lost job

Post by eagleshotz » 08 Feb 2012, 08:48

Well folks, on Monday I was told I was being laid off after almost seven years be at my job since I moved to Texas almost 8 1/2 years ago. Words cant describe how I feel. :( Has anybody else going threw this or knows anyone who is going threw this. Any tips on how to deal with this? Thanks so much. :thumb:

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Re: Lost job

Post by fd57 » 08 Feb 2012, 08:58

We're sorry to hear of this and feel for you. Probably best to recognize that a variety of emotions may be coming the next couple of days and just try to ride them out. May help to grab a pen and paper and bullet out your strengths, experience, and interests. Remind yourself who you are and what you have to offer. Consider getting outside and doing something you enjoy - perhaps shooting? And obviously if your situation requires, update your CV, network, and dedicate a portion of awake time each day to job/career advancement.

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Re: Lost job

Post by toyslr » 08 Feb 2012, 09:09

Its a bitch dude! Moved to Texas in 04 for my position and was laid off in 09. Its amazing you can produce for a company and change your life but when business goes your a target.
My company laid off 450 people that year and I have friends who have gone back to work with them but I want trust it. Whats the old saying screw me once shame on you, screw me
twice shame on me!!

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Re: Lost job

Post by Cyberfly » 08 Feb 2012, 11:11

Man, I hate to hear that.
I wish I had words of encouragement other than, at least you're in the one state that has produced the Lion's Share of jobs for the nation over the last two years.
I wish you the best of luck in finding a new one fast.
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Re: Lost job

Post by panzermk2 » 08 Feb 2012, 13:39

Sorry to here about it. Lately I think most of us here have and are going through the same thing.
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Re: Lost job

Post by Llagoud » 08 Feb 2012, 14:39

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Good luck eagleshotz.
Over the years many of my customers have become friends and it's painful to have them call me up looking for work.
We laid-off (4) people January 1. :(

Like fly said, at least you're in a state where the odds of fining new work are the best. :thumb:

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Post by blueorison » 08 Feb 2012, 16:50

hey Eagle, sorry to hear that bro.

Good advice up there, I would definitely start writing and working with my hands. Works wonders and opens up your mind :)

A lot of emotions will come, but let them come freely, and realize through them, let them flow through your strength that is you.

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Re: Lost job

Post by Armed Eye Doc » 08 Feb 2012, 17:01

I don't know what you do for a living, but have you considered starting your own business with the skills and passion that you have? That way you can only be fired or laid off by yourself.

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Re: Lost job

Post by FNtacticalNUT » 08 Feb 2012, 21:30

Eagle

It is happening all over this country. Do not let this get you down and just move forward. I can tell you that TEXAS has a very strong economy. There are always jobs out there but they will require another evaluation on where you were and where you will need to go. I have some friends in the HVAC business that are always looking for new trust worthy individuals to learn our trade in texas. It pays well and will always be in demand. This has been a wonderful trade for me if you take it seriously. You may want to look at some local HVAC companies in your area if you are willing to learn a new trade.

Good Luck and GOD BLESS you and your Family

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Re: Lost job

Post by Rapier1772 » 09 Feb 2012, 01:09

I got laid off twice in year a while back. I got so sick of people asking me what I was going to do - its not like I freakin planned it! :furious:

Anyway, I had bills to pay & unemployment wasn't going to cover both the bills & the rent so I went to truck driving school. Unemployment had a thing where if you're going to a quick vocational school, they'd keep paying you while attending & you didn't have to worry about the job search requirements.
It's not glamorous, very annoying at times, but there are always companies hiring & it beats not having a job. Its also pretty decent money, if you can tolerate the lifestyle. Family & social life will suck though.

Its just an idea, but may not be for you. Like the others are saying though, update your resume, put out the feelers, & we wish you luck.
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Post by M1P90 » 09 Feb 2012, 05:03

Texas is a growing economy so you are in a good place to find another job. If you tighten your belt you will find you can get by with a lot less spending untill your income improves.When the company I worked for for 10 years went out of business I took the Opportunity to try my hand at starting my own business. I designed the REM for the White Ring Sight and now I build them for the Black Ring Sight and the new Green Dot Ring Sight.
And Soon I will have them for the Trijicon ACOG Sight. :monkey:

Take a month off and find out what you WANT to do and not what you HAVE to do. :thumb:
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Re: Lost job

Post by eagleshotz » 21 Feb 2012, 19:43

Thanks everyone for all the support and positive feedback. :thumb:

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Re: Lost job

Post by Deathmaster » 22 Feb 2012, 10:27

Best of luck man. i am in Dallas and can attest to how tough the market is right now. My business in 2011 and so far in 2012 is a shell of itself compared to 2007-2010. Really tough.
I have to work nearly twice as hard to earn less money. Hopefully, it will pick up soon. The biggest kick in the balls is that I lose business due to legalized reverse discrimination just because a minority owns a company and we are owned by "evil white men". I don't know why people don't sue over these ridiclous policies. Really pisses me off....

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Re: Lost job

Post by Smithy » 22 Feb 2012, 12:19

For every door that closes...another door opens. You can't do anything about the past, you must look to the future. KEEP THE FAITH. Something will break open for you. Best of luck to you.

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Re: Lost job

Post by fd57 » 22 Feb 2012, 17:06

Not directly related to your situation, but the Supreme Court has agreed to rule on race in college admissions this year. A Caucasian student has sued the University of Texas:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... tive-acti/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This IS a BIG case, with A LOT at stake.

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Post by blueorison » 22 Feb 2012, 17:14

fd57 wrote:Not directly related to your situation, but the Supreme Court has agreed to rule on race in college admissions this year. A Caucasian student has sued the University of Texas:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... tive-acti/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This IS a BIG case, with A LOT at stake.
AWESOME.

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Re: Lost job

Post by Thedirtyheat » 22 Feb 2012, 17:16

Agreed.

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Re: Lost job

Post by fd57 » 22 Feb 2012, 21:01

It's been heard before - not this case, but this one:

http://articles.cnn.com/2003-06-23/just ... ?_s=PM:LAW" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But that was back in 2003 and the Court membership has changed since then.

Why THIS (2012) case is important now is due to the possible ripples OUTSIDE of education. As well as the obvious importance in the classroom.

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Re: Lost job

Post by romer522 » 22 Feb 2012, 21:32

Does this mean they are going to be overturning Obama's election? :p :p


Pretty damn ironic that its going to be the conservatives that make racism illegal.


This needs its own thread.

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Re: Lost job

Post by F4CEstealer » 22 Feb 2012, 21:41

Join the military. :?:

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