I said GoodBye To All My Co-Workers !!!

@Chevee (5915)
United States
December 12, 2008 11:51am CST
I said goodbye to all my friends and co-workers last night. Last night was the last night that I had a job, I am now officially unemployed. Now I have time on my hands with nothing much to do. I am suppose to get my severance pay in the next two weeks which probably will be around the 26th of December. They are giving us that in a lump sum. Then what, honestly I just don't know? Unemployment Insurance until it runs out. I am taking the opportunity to take some classes to further my unemployment insurance, I see no other way out. I am asking all my MyLot friends for prayers for my future. And to wish me luck. Have a Merry Christmas All.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I know you must be scared of the unknown the way things are now. I think the classes is a great idea, not only will it further your unemployment insurance it may help you find a job that is just right for you. I feel that good things will come to you.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Thank you for your kind words. I feel that good things are in store for me too.
• United States
12 Dec 08
Sorry about your recent unemployment. Times are so hard. My hubby was on unemployment benefits for a long time before he landed a part-time job. Recently he was offered more hours at this job and he took them. The job only pays a little over minimum wage, but every little bit helps. Wishing you all the best. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Thank You and God Bless you and your family
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• India
12 Dec 08
I also don't like doing jobs and following regular timings and work punchuality so i prefer to not to work anywhere Merry christmas to you
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
12 Dec 08
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Sorry to hear that. Is there any way you could start a small home business in the mean time. This is juts a suggestion. Maybe find something that won't take much to get started. Good luck! Hope everything works out for you.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
OH NO Queen! That's terrible. I remember you were talking about that you were gonna be out of a job soon, and now that day has come. I'm sorry that this is happening to you, and I will keep you up in prayers that things get better for you soon. God will always make a way for his people, and you are a wonderful person and I know that things will turn around for the better sooner than later I hope. I lost a job before that I completely depended upon because I was sick, so I lost my job and couldn't get it back. I hope you can further your unemployment insurance. I know that would help a lot. God bless you friend.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Are you sorry or glad to get rid of that job. When ever I was laid off i was always glad to be finish with the job, I was also scared about finding a new job. But if i looked around i could always find something, even if it was housekeeping or ironing for others. Put you pride in your rear pocket and look around with new eyes. Good Luck
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
being unemployed is very hard these days, you have to get an option, maybe you could establish a small business and run it for your financial needs or you can find another job that will suit your capacity. what happen to your former job by the way? why did you resign?
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
13 Dec 08
The company closed. I did not resign. Everyone there had to go.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Best Wish's for you! When one door closes another door opens, your in my prayers too! Good luck and hope you find the right job for you!
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Thank You for your support.
12 Dec 08
Hi Chevee, It is always sad to lose ones job when time are hard as now, but I've a feeling you won't be unemployed for long, but I will wish you all the luck and hope you have a nice Christmas and good future, properous New Year. Tamara
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Thank you, a friend in need is a friend indeed.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
best of luck to you. truly these are dark days for many because of the way the economy is looking. i think you are smart to get more schooling, it can only help you. i hope that you will have a very nice christmas and take time to not worry about your situation, if only at least for one day.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Will do and thank you.
• United States
15 Dec 08
I'm very sorry. I do wish you good luck and I pray you'll find work soon. Don't be too proud to take something less until something better comes along.
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• India
14 Dec 08
I am sorry for you. But let me tell you that you will get your dream job soon. Just make sure that you utilise this time by enhancing your skill. May be you can go for some courses which will help your career further. Meantime try to apply in jobs which match up with your profile. I have many frenz who are suffering in same condition. But do not worry. Even this phase will pass away. You will soon give us your new job news.. So just chill..
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@KrauseHome (35526)
• United States
14 Dec 08
You will definately be in my thoughts and Prayers. It is happening to a lot of people everywhere, and at least you work for a company that tends to pay you a Severance pay unlike a lot of other companies. Things are getting scarce everywhere and they have talked about possibly having to lay off people where I work as well, and Pray that I will never have to be one of them. Keep your chin up and continue to think positive and something good will come out of this. This too shall pass, and you will be a better person because of it.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
I am sorry to hear rhat you are out of a job. This is like one of the worst times of year for something like that to happen. I hope that things get better for you.
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• India
13 Dec 08
Why did you say good bye? Did you retire/ how many years did you work? What is your age now? If you have retired after some 30 odd years of service, i am sure you would have built up some reserves and soem regular pension to see you through old age. If you are young and have been removed from your job, then i am sure you will soon find a new job. Be positive and i am sure something good will come your way. I am due to retire next year and i am looking forward to retirement. I want to relax and do the things i have not been able to do all these years. I want to go and play golf every afternoon. It is good to retire after some time when the children have grown, but one must have enough finances to live comfortably and have a house of your own.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
13 Dec 08
You have my prayers and all the luck I can send you, Chevee! It's a scary thing when we find our life taking a different turn, especially as we get older! Furthering your education is an excellent start, though! You need to decide whether your want to be employed by someone or try the self-employment route. You can make a lot more money if you work for yourself! What were you doing at your old job? I work from home doing legal transcription via the internet for a company located in Texas. They're a great company to work for and you can work as little as 1 hour a month or over 8 hours a day if you wish. The pay is not bad, either. If you'd be interested in that, let me know, okay? I was given advice once but, at the time, I just couldn't figure out how to apply it to myself. "Use what you know" was the advice. Okay, I finally figured that out. Think about what you're good at and work from there. It has taken me a long time to find that "niche" I've been looking for, but I finally found it. I'm very good at artwork. I majored in Art and English in high school and college, but somehow got stuck in the English part of it as my vocation doing proofreading, copy editing and typesetting. I didn't want to "ruin" my love for art by having deadlines to meet with all the pressure that entails. But, after playing around with many different forms of craftwork and mediums, I'm now making bas relief of the more popular dog breeds in clay. I love it, I can go at my own pace and it's something people want! Do you have anything like that among your attributes? Some kind of craftwork that you love doing? If so, find out what people want and work from there. There are many different outlets to sell your stuff, online or offline. Just don't fall for those "you send us [blank] money and make our crafts and we'll pay you a gazillion dollars" schemes! You'll just end up losing your money. At least you have time to think about what you want to do and to do some looking around. Working for yourself is great (and you can generally get along very well with the boss ). All you have to do is think about what you can do, find out what people want, and put the two together. I'll help you all I can if that's the route you want to take, okay? Good luck and best wishes!!!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
13 Dec 08
You are in my prayers! I really hope that you find another job quickly so that you have a wonderful peaceful Christmas without any worries. Keep up posted about your quest for a new job.l
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
Hi There. Awww… I remember that… I just resigned from my previous work 3 months ago. I have worked there for 4 years. It is really hard but we really have to move on but for sure it is for the good thing. I hope so… hehehe… I am currently employed with my new employer but next year, I am planning to take short courses on networking so that I can apply in another company. A technical support company instead like the previous one. Happy Holidays! And Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
I'm sorry to hear that you lost your job. I know that it is hard to find a decent job these days but don't lose hope. Take time to evaluate your options. Taking classes is a good idea. It would be nice to learn a few things. Besides, you might find some really good opportunities while studying. Don't worry, what goes down will eventually go up again. You will be back in action before you know it.
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@tklich (391)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I'm sorry to hear you have joined what seems to be the majority of people these days that have lost their job. There will soon be more people unemployed than people that have a job! That's so sad, but I don't know what anyone can do to prevent it. My family is in the same boat you are. My husband got laid off in the middle of October (the week before our wedding!) It has now been two months and he hasn't gotten any leads of a job yet. It's a little depressing to us, but we can't let it get the best of us. We would be hopeless if we let that happen. Luckily I have a full time job that pays decent, not excellent, but decent. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and everyone else that is in this same situation. I pray that the economy turns around soon!
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