Layoffs Today....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ColinM, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    So I sit around and surf ze web waiting to hear if I stay or go...

    15% reduction...My "cubicle neighbor" just got the axe...
     
  2. SteveA

    SteveA Supporting Actor

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    Good luck Colin. How horrible of them to leave you hanging like that! It's better when they do it swiftly. Let us know what happens.
     
  3. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    That must be just horrendous
    Good Luck
     
  4. BrianW

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    Colin? Are you there?

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  5. Erik_C

    Erik_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Dude, what type of company lays someone off on a Monday? You pull yourself out of bed, struggle into the office after the weekend, and are greeted with a pink slip? What kind of crap is that?
     
  6. Malcolm R

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    Probably the same type that lay people off a day or two before Christmas.
     
  7. BrianW

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    Yeah, I was laid off on December 17, 2001. Happy holidays, indeed. At least my former boss didn't send me a Christmas card.

    Colin, check in when you can, and let us know what happened.
     
  8. Mark Brewer

    Mark Brewer Stunt Coordinator

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    Got laid off the day Star Wars Episode IV: SPecial Edition was released. And then my friends girlfriend was late and we had to sit all the way up front and I had the left most seat.[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hope all goes well Colin
     
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    My company got f'd last year. Short time later, I found another job that pays a bit more, has better benefits, and shorter work hours. Oh, the new company is also a ton more stable. Sometimes things happen for the best.
     
  11. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

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    Jeez, Martin, give the guy a break. Nobody gets anything done on lay-off days. Surfing the web and looking for a little support from your online pals is perfectly natural.

    I've been laid-off. The stress of lay-offs is horrendous on everyone in the office.

    I hope things went well Colin. Hang-in there!
     
  12. Jeff Hoak

    Jeff Hoak Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm just waiting for the severence check to be placed in my hand. In the last year my employer has gone from a staff of 100+ down to 4 (including me). Being the net-admin for an office staff of 20 was pretty boring most of the time but now... I'm figuring that the drop-dead day is probably May 1st. Oh well...

    On the bright side... The announced severence package will allow me to live for almost a year without worries or having to dip into the savings. I'm also looking at the possibility of trading consulting work for a local college for tuition that would allow me to finally finish up that BS.

    All things considered being laid off will probably be one of the best things that ever happend to me.

    I hope...
     
  13. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    I'm STILL HERE!!!

    Woo Hoo!!

    NOW PICK UP A SHOVEL AND DIG!!

     
  14. BrianW

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    Thanks for the update, Colin. That's good news.
     
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  17. ColinM

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    No raises here for the past 2 years - We used to get profit sharing - none for 3 years.

    Not even cost-of-living increases.

    Worst of all, my wife works the 2nd shift here, too, so it's been pretty crappy income-wise.

    BUT

    I have a job, a house, and a home theater.

    I will now stop complaining and get to work.
     

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