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    As if this year wasn't hard enough already, with my dad's passing and everything. Today I got news that my department here at work, as well as the Marketing reps were all laid off. I pretty much knew this was coming, but for it to finally be here really is a kick in the gut.

    Luckily my old boss says she has a position for me at her new job, but I'll have to wait about a month or so. I have a nice severance package and stuff, but I fuckin love work. It may suck coming in every day and busting my ass for a company that could care less, but it's work. I take pride in what I do, and how I do it. For that to be yanked away really irrates me, but in a way relieves me because it's finally over.

    Well, I just wanted to vent a bit, being that this is the first gig I've ever been laid off from. So this is all really new to me, but I know it's not gonna keep me down.
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    That sucks Sucka. At least it sounds like you have a new job already lined up. My bro in law was laid off in March and he still hasn't found a job yet.
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    Don't sweat it too bad, bro. Just think of it as a nice, long vacation. You got the severence package so I assume you won't be hurting for cash for a little while at least. I got laid off back in 2002, WITH NOTHING, and no warning at that. I was out of work for about 6 weeks and it was GRUELING. I'd even just bought a new car right before I got laid off. I know what kind of pressure it can be but try to stay positive - things happen for a reason. I'm SURE of that. We're here for you, man.
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    Glad you've got something lined up already. Sounds like you'll be just fine but it sucks when things seem to happen all at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece
    Well, I just wanted to vent a bit, being that this is the first gig I've ever been laid off from. So this is all really new to me, but I know it's not gonna keep me down.
    That sucks bro, but like you said, don't let it keep you down. I really believe things happen for a reason and maybe this will be a new challenge for you (although unwanted now) to show your stuff and possibly lead to bigger and better things?

    And not to pile on the cliches, but all the things that you are going through, good and bad, will only make you a stronger person (not that you aren't already of course )

    Count your blessings though, at least you have SOMETHING lined up, it's a bitch to find a new job these days, some people go months and months searching for something.

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    Thanks guys.
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    Bro...ANYIME.
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    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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    It is a bummer to be laid off, but be thankfull for having something lined up. Also being 24 when this happened is good. Alot of people pour their soul into companies for years and are let go when they are 40-50 when options are much fewer.
    Isn't Corporate America wonderful?
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    Sucka, sorry about the job. Think of it as a potential blessing in disguise. When I got laid off last year, I got a new job within a week, a severance, and made more than I was originally supposed to! Stranger things have happened--good luck.
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    You'll be alright Sucka, I'm sure.

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    Well, Sucka, it sounds like you've got a GREAT attitude about this whole thing which is the best thing you'll have going for ya'. With a positive attitude like that, you'll expect great things to come your way and everything will be fine!
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    I feel your pain my Philly Cheezesteak soooooooooul bratha.
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    Sorry to hear that Sucka. Good luck with everything, hope it works out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5
    Sucka, sorry about the job. Think of it as a potential blessing in disguise. When I got laid off last year, I got a new job within a week, a severance, and made more than I was originally supposed to! Stranger things have happened--good luck.
    That's how I'm looking at it.

    I'm not a guy that gets down in the dumps, except when the Eagles choke in NFC Championship games. So I know I'll be fine with the support of my family and friends, you guys included.

    I had lunch with my old boss today, and she plans on hiring my unit of four at her current job, but it might take a few weeks. She plans to take us one by one, but we'll all be back together again. That makes me happy too because the five of us really are like family. But I'm not gonna rely soley on her, so just in case I've been submitting my resume for weeks now to different places. And I'm going back to school in the fall, so I'll be ok.

    Thanks for the support everybody. Raise your glasses though, and have a cold one for me. It's Milla and Van Halen time for me!

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