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I will need your support for a bit.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I was let go yesterday. I was going to post an update yesterday but then was too embarrassed. Such a roller coaster of emotions. I know that will not get better any time soon.

Not a single negative review since I started 5/31/11 so I was caught off guard.

I was working for one of our child companies that has not been doing well at all. They will not pay and corporate's projects are pretty much all on old. The CIO, my boss, tried to get be working with a separate child company but they already have several local/on-site Project Managers so I was not a good fit being in the Carolina's.

Enough about that. I told my man as soon as he walked in the door.
emoticon Luckily he was very supportive.
He sat me down and told me a story about a friend of his. She is a superstar graphics designer. I mean EXTREMELY successful. He told me how she was fired multiple times for this that and the other thing.

I thought it was very sweet but told him that her scenario was totally different. She is the best of the best. He said, well, no, she was not always the best. She learned from each position. He went on a bit. I thought that was very sweet.

The other blessing is that my man is ...

and always over prepared soooooo he we have a good amount of savings.

I get a few months severance pay and 2 weeks vacation pay (that I never took). The goal obviously is to find work prior to that running out so we don't have to touch savings.

emoticon On the positive side I have gone to a better job each times I have changed jobs. I have learned from each job. I know how to job search and interview fairly well.

emoticon On the negative side, this is not a good time to be looking for work at all.

I have ad only 1 real ...

thought and I recognize it as that but it is still scary.

The last time this happened, some of you good friends may know, this happened for a reason. I was let go and then my Aspen girl's cancer came back. She passed while I was looking for work. I was home with her every day and I thank God for that with all my heart.

Soooooo, I could not help worry about my Utah boy. I worry that the epilepsy is a brain tumor or something else. Not dwelling on that.

Well, I needed to get this out in the open and move forward.

I copied work from my work laptop to external drives and summarized what I needed to for my boss. I now need to go to work and drop off the laptop. Then comes the hard hitting job search.

Thank you for listening. I am OK at the moment but am confident I will have my ups and downs.

The other bummer is that only 5 of 'my' 7 team members have reached out. We'll see.

Thanks again. Oh and more time to get fit of course. It will all be a balancing act.
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    Keep positive thoughts in your head amiga. I am thankful you have a good man to help you through this time. Please keep us posted. emoticon
    1732 days ago
  • LENKA763
    Wow. that is a bummer!
    but I'm confident in you!
    You have the drive, and you will find a better job!'As of Utah, I'm pretty sure he will be fine a s well.

    HUgs emoticon
    1734 days ago
    I know how you feel. My Hubby was in the same boat. He was laid early Jan. It is tough out there right now, but don't give up hope. Something will come along when the timing is right. emoticon
    p.s. Hugs for Utah too!!!
    1735 days ago
    Don't let this smack you down. It's not personal even though it may feel that way. We are facing some tough economic times right now. Many of us have had our struggles in the job market. Just use your time wisely and keep your stick on the ice. Something good will come along.
    1735 days ago
    So sorry that this has could be a blessing in disguise. But it's true when one door closes another opens and it is usually a better one. You are a very strong lady and I am sure you have learned much in your experiences. Good luck on your job hunting. Praying for you, your DH and also for Utah boy. God knows all your needs and will answer accordingly. Keep your positive attitude...
    Have a safe and very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Blessings and hugs,

    BTW...I am here anything you need to vent or just chat.

    1735 days ago
  • 08ESCAPE
    You are strong! emoticon Stay positive... It will all workout.
    1736 days ago
  • GMWSR15110
    You have a great attitude towards this. That will go far! I am the same way, each change in my life, whether I made the move or it was made for me, ended up being for a reason and I, too, learned from each job I have ever had. I truly believe that God puts us where we are supposed to be.

    1736 days ago
    Big hugs! I'm so sorry you have to go through this. That is not an easy thing. Like your husband said though, take it as a learning opportunity. Keep moving forward and I'm sure something even better is just on the horizon.

    1736 days ago
    Each time when I've lost a job, I've gotten a better one. It didn't sound like you *loved* it so I hope that you find a good one. As far as your team reaching out. My "best" co-worker never congratulated me when I was promoted. You just never know what's going on with people. emoticon
    1736 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about this latest obstacle, but it sounds like you've got a great home team. I'm also sorry to hear that good management was so sorely lacking that they never gave you a clue something was wrong. So many managers are real wimps that way! It's nice that you got severance though -- so many companies don't do that anymore, regardless of how long you're employed by them.

    Get fresh air, structure your days.... you know what to do. :)
    Good luck,

    1736 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    You will be amazing through all this! You already are looking at the positive things more than the negative. :)
    1737 days ago
  • HEIDI-25
    I think probably each one of us reading your blog post can relate. It does help to vent, to say out loud the irrational things we are thinking and then as you said, it is time to move on, take action and move forward. You are doing all of that. We are here for you during good times and bad.
    Here is to finding the balance!!!
    1737 days ago
    I have to admit and be honest with you that I had the same irrational thought yesterday then I immediately wiped it from my brain with prayer. I know everything happens for a reason and perhaps Utah just needs you more right now while his condition is still being evaluated and brought under control. Any more worry than that we will just have to let go of and trust!

    I know when a door closes a window opens and that there are better days ahead for you. My hubby was laid off exactly the same way - no warning, no bad reviews and his immediate boss tried everything to save his job but corporate won in the end. It just sucks sometimes.

    Feel free to lean on us when you need support and I'm so proud of you that you have the confidence to job hunt and interview. I'd be a basketcase about that part. My anxiety would kick into overdrive.

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    You are strong - never forget that!

    1737 days ago
    emoticon You are strong. You have a great support system. You will be fine. Keep your chin up. Positive thinking goes a long way!
    1737 days ago
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