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Old 01-26-09, 06:50 PM   #1
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One of the 50,000

I'm one of the 50,000 people across the country that got laid off today.
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Old 01-26-09, 06:56 PM   #2
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Very sorry to hear it. Hope things start to fall in your favor soon.

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Old 01-26-09, 07:02 PM   #3
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Sorry, efrobert. These are indeed tough times.
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Old 01-26-09, 07:03 PM   #4
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I'm one of the 50,000 people across the country that got laid off today.
That really sucks! I hope things take a turn for the better soon.
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Old 01-26-09, 07:08 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that. My hours were cut back some starting today, so I'm getting a little worried myself.
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I'm one of the 50,000 people across the country that got laid off today.
Don't worry, there will be another 50,000 tomorrow.

That sucks dude. Very sorry to hear it. Our business is tanking. This is some scary ****.

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Old 01-26-09, 07:16 PM   #7
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Hang in there man. I hope they use these billions of bailout $$$ as unemployment benefits. It would do the most good.
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Old 01-26-09, 07:30 PM   #8
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Aw man, that blows. Sorry to hear it, but good luck finding something bigger and better.
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Old 01-26-09, 07:34 PM   #9
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Our business is slowing down too. Good luck out there. It's tough times.
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Old 01-26-09, 07:40 PM   #10
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oh, geez, sorry to hear that. I hope that things turn around quickly for you.
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Sorry to hear the news efrobert. Hope that things work out for you.
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Old 01-26-09, 08:07 PM   #12
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Hang in there man. I hope they use these billions of bailout $$$ as unemployment benefits. It would do the most good.
yeah right....that's ain't going to happen.

OP: man that blows, I hope things turn out okay. Have faith....that's all I can say.
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So sorry efro - and to everyone else feeling the scare (count me in). I pray this malaise will start to reverse soon.
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Old 01-26-09, 11:10 PM   #14
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Good luck man! I hope you'll find a new job soon!

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Hang in there man. I hope they use these billions of bailout $$$ as unemployment benefits. It would do the most good.
I highly doubt that that's going to happen....or that that's the case (Seriously, creating jobs is a much better approch than giving people money as unemployment benefits). But okay....
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Old 01-26-09, 11:16 PM   #15
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Bummer for you man. If it helps, I lost my job slightly over 3 months ago.
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Old 01-26-09, 11:20 PM   #16
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Someone I know just took a 55% pay cut today.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 01-26-09, 11:31 PM   #17
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Old 01-26-09, 11:37 PM   #18
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Sorry to hear that.

On the plus side, now is the time to get your dream job.
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Old 01-27-09, 11:06 AM   #19
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Sorry man, use your networks & good luck to you.
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That sux, Efrobert. It keeps bugging the crap out of me to hear more layoffs in the news EVERY SINGLE DAY. And that's just local.

I've been going out of my way to use services or stores in such a way that they require employees. For example, when Hope got stamps at the post office auto-serve machine the other day, I told her next time to make sure to go to the teller to make sure it keeps them busy and "needed".
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you're back to work soon!

Here at college - they have a department that is scrutinizing every program and department for 1) is it needed and 2) if needed, does it need the employees.

Not a good time.
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I'm one of the 50,000 people across the country that got laid off today.
Sorry to hear that. What industry are you in? I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya!
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