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    Jun 03, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    Can't seem to do anything right icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 03, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    Crap!

    Hug

    This is not the end of the world. Applying for a new job totally sucks, but you'll get through this. You could also leave homophobic SLC and head to gay-friendlier cities.
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    Jun 03, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    You know what helps. Start a blog and express your feelings or goals...even these guys here can offer words of encouragement. Look at things around you....can you start a business, create something new? Offer a service? Empower your own ability to work.......

    I saw on Craig list...Will work to clean homes in underwear....silly, but it's work!
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    Jun 03, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    awww!

    HUGS

    Feel better bud.
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    Jun 04, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    It's usually nothing personal. It's just business.

    Ask for a severance package. You may not get it, but it can't hurt to ask...especially if the circumstances of the layoff are sketchy.

    By the way, my friends call me "The Package King". I always seem to walk away with a bag of money and other good stuff.
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    Jun 04, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    GAMRican said... I always seem to walk away with a bag of money and other good stuff.
    I need to be hanging around you! icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 04, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    I'm sorry to hear that.
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    Jun 04, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    GAMRican said... I always seem to walk away with a bag of money and other good stuff.
    I need to be hanging around you! icon_cool.gif


    Once, I was there for three days, a "significant transaction" was announced, and I got 26 weeks of pay, outplacement, participation in the bonus pool for that year ($7k check), and, because they kept me on just after Jan 1 of the following year, I got participation in the bonus pool for the next year ($6k check).

    They hired me back as a consultant making 3x what I was making, and hired one of my employees for a 1-year contract, but then kept the guy for over 2 years. I was making 3x what I was charging for the employee.

    That one was sweet!
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    Jun 04, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Don't let it get you down. It's happening to a lot of people. Almost everyone I have talked with who lost a job said looking back it was the best thing to happen to them.
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    Jun 04, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidIt's usually nothing personal. It's just business.

    Ask for a severance package. You may not get it, but it can't hurt to ask...especially if the circumstances of the layoff are sketchy.

    By the way, my friends call me "The Package King". I always seem to walk away with a bag of money and other good stuff.


    Yeah, I received severance, my vacation pay, and I can cash out my 401k and Roth.

    Any advice on cashing out? There's probably only about $8k between the two in there, not sure if I'll be needing that soon...