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08-02-2007 08:31 PM  13 years ago
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flysacessna

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This sucks. I had a great job at the City I worked for. It was stable, didn't pay great money, but it was stable. I was solicited to come work for another local government agency, more money, better promotional chances.... etc.... After giving it much thought I accepted the offer. Turns out, two months into the job I'm getting laid off. I have one week left as of today. I was given two weeks total. I don't make much money in government but at least it was stable, or so I thought. So I left a stable job to better myself and life for family and end up loosing my job. And to make things worse, I lose our insurance forcing my wife to carry me and the kids, an extra 600 dollars a month. So loosing my job not only causes our income to decrease by my salary but also we loose and additional 600 a month to boot. Thanks for listening. I just needed to rant.
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08-02-2007 09:13 PM  13 years ago
bbeverlie

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Man, That's a total bummer Hope you find a replacement
job fast! Good luck!!
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08-02-2007 10:14 PM  13 years ago
tnreefguy

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What do you do? Is it possible to get your old job back?Pro builder, rookie flyer
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08-03-2007 12:51 AM  13 years ago
sincity

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Man that sux big time. It seems to happen quite often though. Looking at greener pastures sometimes can bite ya in the hind end. Had a guy who I worked with that did the same thing. More money, better area. The company he went to work for was bought out a month after he started and he was laid off a month after that! And the job he left would have never laid him off, ever!

Ya take your chances and hope to succeed.
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08-03-2007 02:05 AM  13 years ago
S76 Mech

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Man, that sucks big time. Keep your head up and don't stop looking, get the word out to your friends and family. You won't believe how much networking plays a good part in finding another enjoyable position.

I remember when I got out of the Navy in 01, I had just taken a nice IT job with good pay. 6 months into the job, we had our 3rd child. 8 months into it, I got laid off. Blew me away. I did all the headhunter crap. All the cold calls to all the local IT companies in the area. The market was flooded. After being laid off for 6 months, I decided to go back to wrenching on Helicopters.

I couldn't be happier! Aside from a JO boss, and alot of arrigant pilots, I Love my Job! Moral of the story. Keep your head up, stay positive, network, and good things will follow!

Good luck to you and your family,
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08-03-2007 02:31 AM  13 years ago
nitro_joe

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One window closes and another opens. Best of luck to you dude.
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08-03-2007 03:09 AM  13 years ago
Caliber1

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Try not to lament on what was, rather look ahead to what will be. There is a better position for you in your future.

Good fortune and grace
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08-03-2007 03:16 AM  13 years ago
flysacessna

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Thanks guys!
Thanks for all the words of encouragement. I really appreciate it. Someone asked earlier what line of work I'm in (was in). I work in governmental purchasing. We all know government wastes money, but purchasing makes sure that the money spent by government is as little as possible. I really felt like I was making a difference, or at least trying to in the fight against Governmental waste. Also, I can't go back to my old job as my friend filled my position. I was the one who got him the job when I left. Oh well, maybe it's time for a career change. I've always wanted to go into aircraft maintenance. Although my BA is in business, I've always been better fixing things.
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08-03-2007 04:05 AM  13 years ago
ShellDude

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You should at least inquire at your old job. I've known a few people to leave their job thinking the grass is greener to come back "home" after a couple weeks/months.

It's no biggy so long you left on good terms and were "reasonably" liked.
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08-03-2007 05:10 AM  13 years ago
flysacessna

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I have checked the old job
I have been in contact with them. In fact, when i left they hired me at a consultant/contractor rate to train my replacement. I was just there yesterday, and everyone wishes I was back. There is some hope though. If my old boss retires as a director, there is a strong chance I will be asked to fill his shoes. He and I are friends and he said he doesn't plan on retiring untill another year or so, maybe if he retires early I'll have a shot. I'm a firm believer of never intentionally burning bridges.
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08-03-2007 05:17 AM  13 years ago
biggame121

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flysacessna

You are right on not burning bridges I did the same thing you did left a good company for more pay well it didnt work out. So moved to another and kept in touch with my old owner and soon he came calling
wanting me back now I make more money than I could of thought and run the co.
Keep your head up and in time everything will work out.
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08-03-2007 05:19 AM  13 years ago
ShellDude

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I wish ya the best and agree that things have a way of working themselves out. Hang in there and tell your wife that her employer's insurance plan sucks! ~~OCHC~~
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08-03-2007 05:30 AM  13 years ago
midwestpilot

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did it, done that, been there....
Was out of work for 9 months.. wife worked at a Hallmark.. so no benefits.. had to cobra the insurance for the family at the tune of 1200 bucks a month(have a disabled child so I had no choice).. which happend to equal my unempolyment check.. so lived for nine months on a hallmark part time(min wage) and savings.. but we did it.. cut everything back that you can phones(get rid of all the perks) cable.. I know it is hard giving up the Playboy channel.. but you must.

Make finding a job a full time job... work your friends and family and well.. us.. for any leads
In life there is no spacebar!

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08-03-2007 10:18 AM  13 years ago
bagobitz

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No job is secure..NOTHING in life is certain,except death.
You did the right thing....now step into the unknown again and move another step forward.
There tend to be 2 sorts of employer.....those who are "safe"....keep you in a nice,comfortable rut and make a tidy profit off the back of your endeavours. (the "safe" but boring job)

The employer who tries to exploit your potential. usually a real "rollercoaster" of an employment...big successes and spectacular failures....done well, the whole team wins...when it's wrong ,everything goes t*ts -up.

You could always try THE BIG ADVENTURE....self-employment. your future's in your OWN hands...you take the risks, the decisions,the rewards (or the hits!)....so many successful businesses are founded on finding THE RIGHT STAFF.... the founder doesn't make the money,-the staff makes it for him. why work for someone else, just to make them wealthy....work for your own family's benefit.

just my opinion...worked for others until my late 20's...paddled my own canoe the last 30 years.
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08-03-2007 06:51 PM  13 years ago
Pistol Pete

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sorry...pam iorio is doing her best?
tampa for sure...county is laying off and fixing a sidewalk at the tune of half a mil...but hey...priorities.

hang in there...kill the insurance if you can unless your family really needs it such as for medication...you can do better without it provided all in reasonable good health...you will be surprised what doctors will charge for an office visit if paying cash...they will work with you.

given your BA you should have no issues finding a job for the next year until that guy retires...at least it seems like a goal so far.
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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08-03-2007 07:27 PM  13 years ago
flysacessna

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Thanks...
Thanks Pete. I appreciate the kind words. I'm looking as we speak and hopefully will find something soon. I'll keep you all updated if something happens soon. Too bad I can't fly RC Heli's for a living. I don't think I can get paid to fly circuits and loops
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08-03-2007 07:57 PM  13 years ago
maxpower097

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Yah my favorite upgrades in tampa have been the traffic light at Coulbreth Isles, and widening manhattan and putting in all those medians with plants. It scares me to think how much manhattan costed. But at least it looks nice again. Minus the new S tampa hookers strolling it at night. The fact is Tampa is turning into a slum town. Even in south tampa, which was the nice part! Now has shootings about every month, and a rediculous amount of hood rats. I do wish you luck in finding a new job, But I know here theres just not much to get. Unless you wanna work for wallmart or another huge company.
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08-03-2007 07:57 PM  13 years ago
1stPlace

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Sorry to hear about the lay off. That really sucks. You are going to have some rough times ahead.

I worked as an employee until 2000. My wife was making great money at her job. So, I took the risks and opened my own aircraft maintenance shop. It took me 4 years to get the ball rolling. Then... A spectaular loss of over $150,000.00 in 2005. I was nearly ruined. My wife was NOT happy and begged me to just go get a job.

Sooo... I risked our marriage! I let all of my employees go and kept working my business by myself. A year later, I had the business back in the black. I hired some new mechanics this year and have maintained a profitable business. Now, my wife is happy again...and I didn't waste the last 7 years of my life on a failed business. I am just much more careful about the finances now

The moral of the story is persistance... If you want it bad enough, and your willing to do whatever it takes. You will succeed
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08-25-2007 06:12 PM  13 years ago
flysacessna

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UPDATE
I got a job! I'm now an analyst for a huge retail company. I received the offer yesterday. It's 10 minutes away from home, the last job was almost an hour of commuting, and has great benefits. Although it's the private sector it's probably more stable than the public sector. I'd write more but my son is screaming. Gotta run..
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08-25-2007 06:27 PM  13 years ago
KevinR

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Great news, congrats!
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