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just got laid off now what

Old 08-02-07, 10:05 PM
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just got laid off now what

Help me weigh my options
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Help me weigh my options
I think you should end it.
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You might want to list your options.. if we are to weigh them..

I weighed them and this is all I come up with.

0kg
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You might want to list your options.. if we are to weigh them..

I weighed them and this is all I come up with.

0kg
Hmm, maybe I'd be able to climb hills with that weight
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Sorry to hear this. Bust your tail and find something else. Make looking for a job - your new job.

Get up at your normal time, shower, and look, look, look. Pound the pavement and work like Hell to find something that will make you happy. At the end of the day, when you've done all you can do - ride like Hell!

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Go to a Sox game(or two) and then look for the right job, unless you're hard up-for cash.
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depends on your finances and committments
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Depending on finances, if you can afford it, take at least a week to regroup and figure things out. Then head back into the fray. For some people, monster.com is good, although I recommend having E-mail from them go to a separate account (or at least folder), since you get inundated with UCE (basically spam that you agreed to have spat at you) about resume blasting services, and "work at home" type of garbage.
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Yah, I think I'll take a week to regroup and then hit the pavement hard. I at least know exactly what I don't want for a job (my old job). Thanks for the replies.
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Sell everything you own on Craigslist, including the bikes. Get a divorce, though only if you're married.

Move to Canada, try Nunuvik. Marry a Canadian. Get health insurance. Buy a mountain bike.

Fish and bike and forget.

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When I got laid off, I took a month off. I hung out at the coffee shop and wrote some articles that got published in a niche magazine. I started blogging (but not about bikes). I woke up when I wanted to, and worked on my master plan for world domination in my (bountiful) spare time.

It was awesome. I still have my master plan for world domination over here in this milk-crate-turned-filing-cabinet. It's in a huge binder and disguised as something else.
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we went through our 'first round' today also.

i am still 'on board' but i refuse to do twice as much work for the pay - maybe i'm a greedy sob. we had 14 positions terminated, which in the 'grand scheme of things' isn't much, but we're a small operation. i say dust-off the resume and start looking immediately. always good to have a plan B, y'know?

i could get by with the GF's income, but it's nice to be self-sufficient.
although her foot rub itinerary might suffer a bit.
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Seriously, use this as an opportunity to think about the activities you find interesting and enjoy, and those you're skilled at. Where there are intersections (interest/enjoyment + skill) consider looking for work in those activites. It's great getting paid to do something you really enjoy; just don't feel guilty about it.
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Been going thru annual Holiday layoffs every November for as long as I can
remember. We've gone from 60,000 regional employees to less than 10,000.
As one of the 10,000 I feel like we're the unfortunate ones. We're killing ourselves
for less than we earned 10 years ago. Since we've been downsizing since 1982,
I've had a lot of opportunity to contemplate this.

If you can afford to...become a House Husband. If you have kids...even better.
Frolick and play and live your life, enjoy your kids and give your wife the best
house ever to come home to. You'll thank yourself 20 years from now.
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Fall off the grid and become a bike bum. That's what you want to hear, right?
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No shame in becoming a house husband if your wife makes money. Consider yourself a 'trophy husband' and donate some sperm.
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
Been going thru annual Holiday layoffs every November for as long as I can
remember. We've gone from 60,000 regional employees to less than 10,000.
As one of the 10,000 I feel like we're the unfortunate ones. We're killing ourselves
for less than we earned 10 years ago. Since we've been downsizing since 1982,
I've had a lot of opportunity to contemplate this.

If you can afford to...become a House Husband. If you have kids...even better.
Frolick and play and live your life, enjoy your kids and give your wife the best
house ever to come home to. You'll thank yourself 20 years from now.
Sounds like you work for Kodak.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Help me weigh my options
It is almost impossible for us to answer this one of course - as you know. Do you need the job? Better get another one. Don't need the job - it is better to ride.
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It is almost impossible for us to answer this one of course - as you know. Do you need the job? Better get another one. Don't need the job - it is better to ride.

Yeah, I need the job, but I'm gonna take a week to figure out what I really want to do...and ride
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Yeah, I need the job, but I'm gonna take a week to figure out what I really want to do...and ride
I think that's an excellent plan.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Help me weigh my options
Your new job is to find a job.
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You'll finally have time to masturbate.
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find some peyote cactus. Go for the longest single ride you can muster in one direction. consume. ponder and let your future come to you.

Ride, you fool, ride!
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Yah, I think I'll take a week to regroup and then hit the pavement hard. I at least know exactly what I don't want for a job (my old job). Thanks for the replies.
Love the attitude.
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