Insight ! I am afraid of loosing my JOB

@rkrish (3003)
India
January 7, 2009 2:20am CST
Round the world the word at mouth is LAYING OFF. I work for a company where it constantly laying off the employees for the past two months. And they have shut down the business also, We dont know who is going to be next in the list..ITS HIDDEN. Help me out by providing suggestions, to manage the situation
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20 responses
@riyasam (16570)
• India
7 Jan 09
i think you can gain nothing by worrying.instead try to save more.you know the saying WHAT YOU FEAR MAY COME UPON YOU ONE DAY.so,try to think positively.best luck
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
I am positive but my company is on way to reducing the people say in 2 months we wont be anybody here and I am just thinking HOW CAN I AFFORD THE LOSS OF LOSSING JOB...
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
7 Jan 09
best thing would be to believe in yourself and that GODwill help you swim in the troubled waters.
@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
8 Jan 09
That is a very stressful situation. I wouldn't be paranoid about it though it will only cause more stress & anxiety. If you can set money aside just in case. Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones who gets to keep there jobs. If not I hope where you live they have some kind of unemployment if you do get layed off.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
9 Jan 09
Thanks for your response friend
• United States
8 Jan 09
This is such a bad economy - people are getting laid off everywhere. We all need other forms of income - maybe you can create more online income for yourself. And be ready for a possible layoff by thinking of where you can work and what you can do. I hope it all works out for you!!!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
8 Jan 09
I too hope good to happen with my efforts and hardworks ..Thanks my friend
@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Prepare yourself for the possibilities and be strong for whatever the outcomes, at this point in time when world economy is beginning to look like a worn-out seesaw, having strong mind and heart really help a lot. It is best to start looking for a new job rather than spend the rest of your day thinking if you are going to be the next "fatality" of your company. Ask God for help, prayers are the best weapon in times of difficulties. Increase your wisdom and everything will fall into the right place. Surf the net for better opportunities that may qualify you, or ask some help from friends if there is some vacancies in their company.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
8 Jan 09
But i could say its a nice time for me as my brain gets squeezed everyday to think a new challenge of work to do..
• Hong Kong
7 Jan 09
I know what your feelings is because I was laid off two months ago. Don't be worried. Since you know it might be your turn someday, be well prepared financially and psychologically. Evaluate your situation and figure out what is your best solution. You may start looking for other jobs from now on, dig out other sources for making some money, make a plan for study. As long as you are well prepared, the impact to you would be less. But, most of important, keep thinking positive.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
8 Jan 09
My regrets to you friend and You are right i need to keep prepare to accept the +ive and -ive decision and should have mindset to manage and play it well..thanks a lot.
@ptrikha_2 (17716)
• India
7 Jan 09
Hi Friend , The economy is in a bad situation . Companies are not in good shape . Everyone of us is afraid of Lay Offs . However; you may not panic . Keep on adding to your skills . Also network with your Friends . Accept even some Job that pays you lesser for some time . Even contractual jobs should be accepted .
@rkrish (3003)
• India
8 Jan 09
thanks for nice reply my friend and we need to be in position to accept whatever we get rather than neglecting it.
• United States
7 Jan 09
I would start looking for a new job it's better to be prepared most job at the most give a weeks notice these days some give a couple of days. Don't wait it out find something new even if it a lower paying job money money.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
Hi mrince,most of the available jobs are low paying and 50% of what i earn. its economy down all over the country and its time for us to swim against the tide.
@rsa101 (23685)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Conquer that fear into making actions if in case you are indeed laid off. How then I guess you may start scouting for other jobs around that will suit your qualifications. I guess it is hard this time that you have to experience this as economy is pretty in bad shape right now. I guess you have to prepare for the worse in this case as you can see your business is shut down it just means that staying there is not a good idea anymore since it is stable any time of the day will be your turn to be laid off.so for now I guess you need to prepare yourself looking for other sources of income.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
you are right, Why to wait as we know we are on the queue ...thanks for your suggestion rsa
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Better start looking for other ways of drawing in income now, like start job hunting, or you could start a new business. No need to worry. As long as you believe you are capable you can find other jobs that best suit your qualifications and which may even be better than your current job. As they say, "When God closes a door, He opens a window." Think positive. And good luck!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
really your message and great and so sweet like your name..yeah i am looking for a new door to open and give me a courageous start as well..Thanks again..happy mylotting and happy living
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
I think you would be ready for options now, like doing business perhaps, you would study how much savings you have and what enterprise you can venture with such amount or you focus yourself with online job or site companies relevant to your job or apply for job abroad and many other options. But since there is no result yet that you would be laid off, just keep yourself calm. If you believe in the power of prayer, you can do it also, it would surely be of help.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
Your views are really helpful torcha. Thanks ! Since i have major commitments say mortgage and personal loans. I think I need to stick up calm and try to continue with the same job as it pays me more..still i need to make up to start some side income business also. Thanks once again. Happy new year
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
7 Jun 09
I'm so sorry for coming in so late. I hope you would have passed the bad times successfully without losing your job. My job also is intact yet, but with slightly lesser pay.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Since you know about the possiblity that you're going to be laid off, you should start pooling your money, if you haven't already. Get your feelers out there as far as other job possibilities. You might even want to look at all the government groups that are out there if you have to file for unemployment and the such. Find out what all your options are from every angle.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
That's because of the economic condition of the world. A lot of businesses are really affected. As early as now, I think you should find a way so that when the time comes that you'll be laid off, then you have already prepared yourself for another job or your own business. Life is really hard these days and all of us need to be striving hard. Let's save a lot while we still have the job.
8 Jan 09
The global economy has been coughing and spluttering for some time now and most countries have seen some unexpected closures whether it be banks or retailers. Whilst it can be difficult in such times, it is important to have a contingency plan. Businesses use them when trading is unexpected or unpredictable and as individuals we must also consider implications of the economic climate. Will it affect our jobs, our pensions, our living costs, our finances, groceries etc. In the same way that businesses cut their outgoings by closing branches and laying off staff we must have areas where we can trim spending or eliminate altogether. No unnecessary purchases i.e. entertainment, games, dvds, pc etc. Can we afford to eat out or takeaway, are we buying own brand or big names. Are there aspects of our life that have hidden costs, do we not need certain luxuries at this time. Have we got an up to date cv should the unthinkable happen, do we have an idea where we would seek employment in that case. Whilst many people will say they will take whatever job they can get to keep children clothed and food on the table, they still need to have an idea where they will look. If everyone is going through the same motion, it is harder to stay ahead without planning. I've seen this coming for a long time and kept a close eye on markets and banking etc. I've never been one for unnecessary purchases and so i've managed to keep my finances and work contacts together well enough that i expect to have a cushion/backup if worst comes to worst, so i can keep family with a roof overhead, clothed and fed. Another thing is to keep informed about your company's state of affairs. I realise this is often difficult as the worker is generally the last to hear of short-comings, but in most cases the information is available.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
Well, it is no fun knowing that you may likely be facing the unemployment line. It is a shame for several reasons why so many companies are going out of business. How unfortunate. I would not be afraid but have something else set up to fall back on. One door closes and another opens, always. If you have to start job hunting again, so be it. It is a matter to be scared. We naturally fear the unknown. I feel for you in this circumstance and hope for you that you may land a different job, as soon as possible to avoid any short comings, in case the company lays you off. Begin looking at other options now. That way if you do get a pink slip, you have some solid leads to turn to. Wishing you Good Luck.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
In todays economic situation, we want to work hard to make sure we live well, losing a job is the worst thing that can happen to us, so we have to be ready for other options because we really don't know what will happen.. If you are still working with your employer now, make sure to love your work and do best in your choosen career..
• China
8 Jan 09
lose job==lost gain? Not quite. Maybe it's a time to do sth just for yourselr.more friends around me went back to shool and update knowlege.Someone kept busy with the many classes requied by some reasons.Even at the work,improving myselt is a first step towards finding confidence and hapiness. Hope you good luck and a better life!
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Just remain calm. Instead of worrying just work hard and prove to your company that you deserve to be retained in the company. However if worse comes to worst then explore all your possibilities. If one business went down, then I presume there are still other who would find your expertise employable.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
8 Jan 09
i think from the way you described your company situation, you are better off trying to make some contingency planning and that is to find a new job and some alternative source of income to depend on. this is to prepare you so that the news of retrenchment would not come as a blow too hard to knock you off since you will be better prepared for it. In current economical climate, not many would be spared and most in some way or another find themselves losing some of the cash, work etc. so the only thing we can do is to face reality instead of just trying to hope for the best. Action is needed instead of prayers
@amitksing (1323)
• India
8 Jan 09
Yeah, the recent global recession has cast real bad effects on working people. Employees from all over the world are being fired. No one is secure. I have seen real good workers being fired too. In the present scenario, I think you need to show your employer that you are a valuable asset to your company. Do this by working hard, giving extra edge and new dimensions to your work. If you are an experienced worker, I will suggest you to keep talking to other organizations. If at any time if you feel that your job is not secure, switch to the other organization.