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Old April 29 2013, 01:40 AM   #46
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Re: They let me go....

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For a man to lose his job, that hurts his pride.
i was bloody ripped within a year that even the girls who did not notice me before, started noticing me.
When you go for a job interview, your fit and tough body image makes you look very capable.
Settle down there, John Wayne.

Anyway, that was a bloody fantastic post Robert. It needs to be said.
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Old April 29 2013, 03:46 AM   #47
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For a man to lose his job, that hurts his pride.
i was bloody ripped within a year that even the girls who did not notice me before, started noticing me.
When you go for a job interview, your fit and tough body image makes you look very capable.
Settle down there, John Wayne.
I don't understand the reference to John Wayne. Why call him that?
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Old April 29 2013, 04:32 AM   #48
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Yeah, that's right, pilgrim. The Duke smoked so many cancer sticks they pulled a lung outa him.
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Old April 29 2013, 06:59 AM   #49
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Now I'm reading all of this in John Wayne's voice.
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Old April 29 2013, 09:47 AM   #50
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"Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much."
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Old April 29 2013, 03:38 PM   #51
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"Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway."
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Old May 1 2013, 02:13 AM   #52
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Good luck, Warped9. Sorry to hear you were let go after 13 years but at least six months severance will give you some breathing room. And sorry to hear about your father. All the best to both of you.

I'm sure you've checked with EI by now. If not, I'm pretty sure you will have to wait until your severance is gone. A few years ago I received two months severance and wasn't eligible for EI until it was gone. But then mine was classed as "salary continuance" so I'm not entirely certain if EI views that differently than severance.

And hopefully you find something much better than what I recently took as a survival job. They promised me the moon and the stars during the interview but the reality is anything but. And a little online searching recently revealed my employer has a less than stellar record for how employees are treated. Still, I keep the job because down here in London, we have the highest unemployment rate of the larger Canadian cities. We're at 9.6 right now so I just grin and bear it for the present.
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Old May 1 2013, 02:35 AM   #53
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I applied to EI (online) the day after I was let go and I stopped in to actually talk with them and to get my copy of my record of employment (which my former employer had already submitted electronically). Yes, my EI benefits won't start for about six months which is equivalent to the payout I got. Plus I have a little money saved. And fortunately my living expenses aren't extravagant. That means I'm not in an immediate panic situation forcing me to take the first McJob that comes along. I can make a plan to some extent.

This past week I've been a bit numb from it all. I did everything right, did everything asked of me and sometimes more. I made myself trusted, valued and integral. I was one of their strongest people. I did it all right...and none of it meant a damned thing in the face of "restructuring."
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Old May 1 2013, 02:54 AM   #54
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When you're working for a corporation, none of that matters. The only place it might is a "ma and pa shop" or an ethical NPO. Sad but true.

I do indeed know what you're going through though, what you're thinking and feeling and it's only been a week. I hope you land on your feet. I went through a period of prolonged unemployment that damn near broke me mentally and emotionally. Applying for all these "survival" jobs and being told, if I was "lucky" enough to be told anything, that I was over-qualified, they'd rather hire someone with less experience that they could realistically expect to stay longer because I'd leave for a better offer as soon as I got one, etc, etc,.

I read a study a year or so back that said having no job is mentally healthier than having a bad job. I completely and utterly disagree with that.
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Old May 1 2013, 03:10 AM   #55
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I'm beginning to understand why some seniors want to go back to work, even part time. They miss a sense of structure and purpose day-to-day. They feel useful and particularly if you're okay with your job (you don't have to love it but generally not finding it a chore is a huge plus).
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Old May 1 2013, 03:11 AM   #56
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When you're working for a corporation, none of that matters. The only place it might is a "ma and pa shop" or an ethical NPO. Sad but true.

I do indeed know what you're going through though, what you're thinking and feeling and it's only been a week. I hope you land on your feet. I went through a period of prolonged unemployment that damn near broke me mentally and emotionally. Applying for all these "survival" jobs and being told, if I was "lucky" enough to be told anything, that I was over-qualified, they'd rather hire someone with less experience that they could realistically expect to stay longer because I'd leave for a better offer as soon as I got one, etc, etc,.

I read a study a year or so back that said having no job is mentally healthier than having a bad job. I completely and utterly disagree with that.
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Old May 1 2013, 03:16 AM   #57
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I once worked for some years at McDonald's. Privately I loathed working there. I found it somewhat soul destroying and when I finally left I felt I had rediscovered my personal sense of dignity and felt like I was feeling sunshine on my face after some years without it. While there, though, when I'd return from vacation I'd feel depressed.
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Old May 1 2013, 04:04 AM   #58
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I once worked for some years at McDonald's. I found it somewhat soul destroying...
I'm pretty sure that's how they power the heat lamps for the fries.
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Old May 1 2013, 05:22 AM   #59
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I remember being told it "wasn't personal." Well, it sure as hell was personal to me, volunteer or not! everyone is expendable, even when they tell you you're not. You're not...until you are.

Wishing you the best, still!
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I remember being told it "wasn't personal." Well, it sure as hell was personal to me, volunteer or not! everyone is expendable, even when they tell you you're not. You're not...until you are.

Wishing you the best, still!
Yes, I heard that line. But, yes, it bloody is personal. It isn't to them because they don't have to deal with the consequences of their action.
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