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    Just got laid off, right before my vacation

    I was with this company for 1-1/2 years, not my first lay-off, but it's going to be harder to find a job now. Times are tough and not a lot of controls/automation engineering positions out there.

    Sure would be nice to jump into a truck and start driving, towing cars. Wish I had the capital to invest in a rig.

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    guess you'll be stealing cars now instead of towing them...

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    I am a little surprised, I thought controls engineering (PLC) had opportunities.
    I assume you are from Orange County CA
    http://www.indeed.com/q-plc-l-orange...,-ca-jobs.html

    Are you an ee?

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    that sucks, right before a vaca too.....
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    Sorry to hear that.
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    That really blows, but thats just today, tomorrow will bring good things.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson View Post
    I am a little surprised, I thought controls engineering (PLC) had opportunities.
    I assume you are from Orange County CA
    http://www.indeed.com/q-plc-l-orange...,-ca-jobs.html

    Are you an ee?
    Not an EE. Yes, I'm in Orange County.
    I just started looking, currently updating my resume. There are some controls positions out there, however, I haven't seen as many recently. Monster and CareerBuilder have been sending me emails, and in the last 6 months the job postings have diminished considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    that sucks, right before a vaca too.....
    Yes it does. In the several years I was doing temp work - trying to get into a place full time - I had two places call me before Thanksgiving and Christmas - on a Sunday no less to say that my job has been eliminated and that I should not report on Monday.

    Freaking sucks.

    Feel for ya.

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    I'm very sorry. That really bites.

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    sorry this happened, especially at the timing of it.
    Hopefully, this door closing means another one opening....one that leads to even better things.
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    Sorry to hear...

    I might be able to help. I work for a Process Automation company and we are usually looking for projects people... I'm in the Engineering department, but I could make some calls to the Projects group.

    Anyway, PM me your resume...
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    Things are kind of skinny in the Controls arena here in Houston, too. A year ago I was hiring like mad and working lots of overtime; now we are struggling to keep folks busy at 40 hrs.
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    Sorry to hear.
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    Try to stay positive about this. It could lead to bigger and better things. They often do. I agree that it might be a bit more difficult finding work over the next while, therefore you might want to consider using this time to take some courses that might help you out later. It also shows a future employer how you use your time during your layoff.

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    Bummer.

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