I Was Laid Off

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    Josh582 Josh582
    26-30, M
    Feb 4, 2014

    How Could I Not See This Coming?

    I remember it clearly as if it were yesterday, I came into the office at around 8:30 AM. There was a meeting scheduled that was not officially announced by our email, which was unusual. I talked to my colleague who I shared a workspace with to see what all of it was about and it...
    craig819 craig819
    36-40, M
    Sep 22, 2013


    I went in to work early today to do some rush analysis of some samples that my boss had asked me to. After he came into the lab he told em that I was being laid off because business was too slow. I had to drive 3 hours today, just to get laid off! I was laid off because I did...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 17, 2010

    Just Got Laid Off

    I just got laid off a few days ago.  I feel scared and lost. 
    tsong tsong
    31-35, F
    Sep 24, 2009

    Keeping My Head Above Water

    Got laid off on September 1st, my first (and hopefully last) time being laid off, and all I can say is it's been a mixture of keeping my head up, arguing politics with the lazy slobs around me, and dealing with dwindling job prospects in my field, while those words of being...
    DarkParade83 DarkParade83
    Sep 24, 2009

    1st Time

    I was laid off in 2000 during the dotcom collapse though, ironically, I worked for a 'brick and mortar' company producing eyeglass lenses. It was my first professional job and was a bit of a shock when it happened however in the end the total experience wasn't that bad. They...
    anfractuous anfractuous
    41-45, M
    Jan 18, 2012

    Difficult Time In My Life

    This picture surprised me when I found it, becuase it explains everything I went through. My world just really...fell a part.I worked at this hospital a few years ago as a receptionist. I sat behind a really tall counter, almost hidden from any visitor. The job was quite cozy and...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    Jul 15, 2012

    Weeks Now

    i got laid off June 2 on a Tuesday. not a monday, not a friday; a tuesday. it's been 3 weeks and i'm over being sad and angry and now i'm just scared. my unemployment check hasn't come yet and there's very little money in the bank. my husband has been unemployed for almost a year...
    isolatedkitty isolatedkitty
    26-30, F
    Jun 23, 2009

    What Do I Do Now?

    For the third year in row, my employer had to make budget cuts do to state funding. This year I made the cut! My last day is July 23, 2010 and I'm a lot better than I think most people, including myself, thought I'd be. The sucky part is they want me to be here for two weeks but...
    psychgrl2 psychgrl2
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2010

    Last Friday Was My Last Day of Work.

    I've been kind of expecting this for a while, as clients were getting fewer and farther between, but the timing/suddenness kind of came as a shock to me anyway.  Last Wednesday afternoon, my boss told me that Friday would be my last day.  It's really a shame because I...
    Sidira Sidira
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2008

    A Bit of Humor For It =)

    Company letter  Dear Employee:  As a result of the reduction of money budgeted for all department areas, we are forced to cut down on our number of personnel. Under this plan, older employees will be asked to take early retirement, thus permitting the retention of...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2008

    Husband Losing His Job.

    After two years with a wireless company my husband was laid off.  The company says that its because the store was under producing. He was the opening manager at one of the stores that were supposedly producing yet somehow he was canned and the other...
    ttjones19846 ttjones19846
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2009
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