I Have Been Laid Off of My Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 18 People

    Lack of Work

    I got laid off my job a month ago and it sucks.  The company got a tax break last fall for an expansion and to hire new workers.  In the past 5 months they've laid off over 50% of the staff.  Hope you don't mind hermit, but I posted a logo for the group.
    agrajag agrajag
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    Losing Everything

    Live in Southern Ca.......  I was called into the office,my loyalty was rewarded with a layoff in January 2011 after 28 years. Spent the last 35 to 40 years doing everything right.When a steady income is taken away,the realization of how much better it was sets in.On the states...
    yrral32 yrral32
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

    8 Years of My Life...all For What??

    I now find myself among the hundreds of thousands of Americans that find themselves unemployed.  It sucks to say the least especially now at Christmas time.  I thank God that I raised my teenagers not to be selfish and materialistic.  They have been a blessing and...
    1hermit4u 1hermit4u
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2008

    Lost My Job, Mabe Losing Everything Else

    My husband and I had worked for the same company. He was with the company for 14 years, me 10 years. We had worked in seperate divisions of this company until 6 years ago when they relocated both of us to open and run a new office in a new location. Then without warning, they...
    dogmom21070 dogmom21070
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2009

    Selling Our Store Would Get Us Through

    I ran a country store for 13 years.  I was single, then and it was a seven-day-a-week thing.  I considered it a grocery store (as opposed to a convenience or liquor store) because my community needed groceries.  I had gasoline tanks and videos...
    KarenSWalker KarenSWalker
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2009

    Well, My Boyfriend Actually.

    We recently moved in together.  We've been cohabiting for aout 2 + months.  I am still looking for a job, I have an interview on Friday.  Today he came home and told me he had finally been laid off.  He had been afraid it would happen for over a year.  He...
    Strangeland123 Strangeland123
    26-30, F
    Jul 22, 2009
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