Getting lay-off from your job after 10 years..... have you?

@Reneelao (223)
Philippines
September 10, 2010 6:40pm CST
I had a chat with a friend yesterday, we were talking about how hard it was when you was lay-off from you job. I never had experience this, but after listening, I was really sad for those who had experience this, imagine how hard you have to go again to apply for a job, all the requirements you have to prepare again. Haaay.....
8 responses
@shira0524 (483)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was laid off after 10 and a half years at a job and at first I think I was in a sort of shock that it had happened. So at first I didn't even know what to think anymore. Then I ended up getting very depressed for a long time, but thankfully, after about 8 months, I was able to get a part-time job, which is now, finally, full time for me. It was really scary though, applying for new jobs. My confidence was pretty low, as well as the fact that I ended up applying to a job that I hadn't done since before I had gotten the 10+ year job. Thankfully though, after some time, everything has mostly worked out.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
Good thing you had regain your mind...sure is a very depressing situation... i know its really very hard to be lay-off after 10.5 yrs of service.... Now that you had a new job, i would say you better keep it and maybe you also would take consideration of doing plannings of doing business of your own, don't you think its better to do you own business than working for others...?
• United States
14 Sep 10
I don't think so, no. There's a lot more risk involved in that. A lot more cost involved, when you think about it. And here, in the US, with the economy so bad, businesses are closing because there are not enough customers to keep them with enough work. At one time I had wanted to start my own business, but I no longer do. I just want to do my job, get paid, and enjoy the rest of my time doing what I like to do. Also, having your own business means you're not qualified for unemployment benefits if you lose your job, so at least that's a certain type of protection there.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
you got a point there.... well you really should earn and save in order you could enjoy life.... many of us here get abroad to earn and save and get back home to spend or start a business...
@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 10
hi reneelao I was l aid off my library job because of age, I was almost eighty and that was an unfair lay off but the library headquarters called me back as the lay off was wrong. the two women responsible were both fired. but misfortune caused me to fall and fracture my shoulder so my days at the library were truly ended. I had worked there 23 years but was still laid off. I cou ld not go back as my artificial shoulder does not allow me to use my left arm any more. So here I am mylotting like mad.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
A sad experience you had there.... sorry.... anyways, you seems enjoying myloting, hope you will still consider doing other stuff... sitting all day long doing myloting is also a boredom... don't you think?
11 Sep 10
what the hell are you doing working at age 80?? no wonder young people cant get jobs!
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
11 Sep 10
Times are tough nowadays and you have to be a part of the best of the best for you to keep your current job. To prepare you from any surprises, make sure that you set aside a percentage of your income so that should this happens, it will still keep your head above water. Also, set aside some money for you to have a small business so that you'll be having to streams of income instead of one. For those who were laid off, don't feel too sorry about what happened. Stand up immediately and apply for work. Once accepted, do the best that you can for the company. Don't relax even for a moment because somebody better might take your place. Always be on top of the game. "If you choose to do only what is easy, life will be hard. If you choose to do what is hard, then life will be easy."
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
you said it Nicely and Perfectly.... this will serves as a inspiration to those who are or have been lay-off. Thanks for sharing.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was layed off twice. The first time my entire department was done away with but we suspected that it was coming so we weren't shocked. I had been there for two years. I was then contacted by my former employer a month later and offered a position with a subsidiary railroad they owned. My position there was eliminated in budget cuts two years later so, again, I lost my job.
• China
11 Sep 10
Your realy sad enough ,but you are very optimistic. Have fun with my Lot. God bless you . LOL.
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
11 Sep 10
The uncertainties in job situation is increasing in most part of the world due to economic slow down in most of the developed countries,forcing the employers to squeeze their operation. It is the realities of life. One needs to keep vigilant over the situation and explore alternative means and source of income,depending on his/her skill and competencies.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
you are right there.... a person should stay alert to know his/her skills and abilities in order to increase his/her daily earnings.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
11 Sep 10
it seems that the employers dont really care about the employees anymore.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
i don't think i would agree with you on your response... it really depends on the economy... or maybe the financial investment, maybe the company is not profiting and overhead is very high... i don't really know....
• United Arab Emirates
11 Sep 10
Currently my total job experience is just 9 yeras and i have like changed so many jobs. But 3 of my jobs i have worke over a year and half. The rest have been like 3 months and 5 months. 3 jobs i just worked for a day. hahahah....does that sound odd. I just dont imagine working in a company for 10 years. But this job i may stay if i get a quick growth and i know i derserve it.....Thats the advantage of marketing...you keep moving and then you make contact and start changing jobs. But this time i know it will be only after 2 years.
• United Arab Emirates
11 Sep 10
Currently my total job experience is just 9 yeras and i have like changed so many jobs. But 3 of my jobs i have worke over a year and half. The rest have been like 3 months and 5 months. 3 jobs i just worked for a day. hahahah....does that sound odd. I just dont imagine working in a company for 10 years. But this job i may stay if i get a quick growth and i know i derserve it.....Thats the advantage of marketing...you keep moving and then you make contact and start changing jobs. But this time i know it will be only after 2 years.