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    Most unamusing thing you've heard recently

    Came in to work this morning and heard the company I work for is going to lay off about 6k people worldwide. Happy Monday.

    Heading over to the "Hints for the newly or soon-to-be laid off" thread now, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsjustb View Post
    Came in to work this morning and heard the company I work for is going to lay off about 6k people worldwide. Happy Monday.

    Heading over to the "Hints for the newly or soon-to-be laid off" thread now, just in case.
    What company?

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    Probably Glaxo

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    "I got laid off and my last paycheck bounced." - Nanay/Mom

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    I have been laid off several times...sigh....you just do what you have to do....

    I have had to take some interim jobs that were pretty crappy but they paid the bills....

    Good luck everyone!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    "we're a big monopoly on secondary school application, we don't refund your money under any circumstances once you've paid, at all"

    actually, "we don't refund any money no matter what" part from any major company/school/organization sounds like a bully scheme to me.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Pretty much everything I've heard out of DC since Obama took office.
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    "He's severely underinsured and has no assets."

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    Some ****** describing a harley as light and nimble.

    I asked him if his last ride was an Asiatic Elephant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    Some ****** describing a harley as light and nimble.

    I asked him if his last ride was an Asiatic Elephant.
    sounds like a typical bf bike review - "fas uphill, stiff yet complaint, corners like it's on a rails, yada, yada, yada..."

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    I'm paying for my daughter's wedding....after paying for four years in the SUNY system.
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    The most un-amusing thing I heard lately was on November 25, 2008.

    "Ed, we're eliminating your position."
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    "Your job isn't going away any time soon" translation Update date your resume bud, we already know your departure date.

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    My landlord, to us and our downstairs neighbor/housemate: "We're selling the house, and you'll want to start looking for new places to live."

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    "We're not sure when you need to be out. Soon, but maybe not too soon."
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson View Post
    Probably Glaxo
    Hit the nail on the head.

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    "I think I'm pregnant"
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    Don't you think that someone who has been on C&V for 9 years and has 8000+ post knows a little something about chain replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    "I think I'm pregnant"
    Ouch. To quote Puss-In-Boots in Shrek 3, "You, my friend, are royally <horn sound>."

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    "One of the hoses in your truck's transmission intercooler burst".

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