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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
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    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.

    I went thru it last year with Fannie Mae's downfall. I always think to myself that no matter how bad I have it, someone else has it worst and they are able to find a way thru it. It's always scary when you look across at cubicles and offices that are empty but once held co-workers. Sad times My Sexy Little Pixie. Sad times.
    Out of the seven desks in my office grouping, there are only three occupied now...
    Your co-workers really are like family. When they are gone its like a different work place
    Some are not like family.
    Like Del Rio and the Meat is Murder lady.

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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.

    I went thru it last year with Fannie Mae's downfall. I always think to myself that no matter how bad I have it, someone else has it worst and they are able to find a way thru it. It's always scary when you look across at cubicles and offices that are empty but once held co-workers. Sad times My Sexy Little Pixie. Sad times.
    Out of the seven desks in my office grouping, there are only three occupied now...
    Look on the bright side.....you can add more monitors to your cache now.

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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

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    [quote author=NodakPaul link=topic=52632.msg978986#msg978986 date=1249408412]
    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.

    I went thru it last year with Fannie Mae's downfall. I always think to myself that no matter how bad I have it, someone else has it worst and they are able to find a way thru it. It's always scary when you look across at cubicles and offices that are empty but once held co-workers. Sad times My Sexy Little Pixie. Sad times.
    Out of the seven desks in my office grouping, there are only three occupied now...
    Your co-workers really are like family. When they are gone its like a different work place
    Some are not like family.
    Like Del Rio and the Meat is Murder lady.
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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    "cogitans" wrote:
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    "kevoncox" wrote:
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    [quote author=kevoncox link=topic=52632.msg978994#msg978994 date=1249409147]
    [quote author=NodakPaul link=topic=52632.msg978986#msg978986 date=1249408412]
    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.

    I went thru it last year with Fannie Mae's downfall. I always think to myself that no matter how bad I have it, someone else has it worst and they are able to find a way thru it. It's always scary when you look across at cubicles and offices that are empty but once held co-workers. Sad times My Sexy Little Pixie. Sad times.
    Out of the seven desks in my office grouping, there are only three occupied now...
    Your co-workers really are like family. When they are gone its like a different work place
    Some are not like family.
    Like Del Rio and the Meat is Murder lady.
    [/quote]Good memory
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    Ahhhhhhhhh! Yep. Good times.

    AS for the layoffs....... Been there. Not fun. Glad you are still employed NodakP!


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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

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    "marstc09" wrote:
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    [quote author=NodakPaul link=topic=52632.msg978999#msg978999 date=1249409445]
    [quote author=kevoncox link=topic=52632.msg978994#msg978994 date=1249409147]
    [quote author=NodakPaul link=topic=52632.msg978986#msg978986 date=1249408412]
    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.

    I went thru it last year with Fannie Mae's downfall. I always think to myself that no matter how bad I have it, someone else has it worst and they are able to find a way thru it. It's always scary when you look across at cubicles and offices that are empty but once held co-workers. Sad times My Sexy Little Pixie. Sad times.
    Out of the seven desks in my office grouping, there are only three occupied now...
    Your co-workers really are like family. When they are gone its like a different work place
    Some are not like family.
    Like Del Rio and the Meat is Murder lady.
    [/quote]Good memory
    [/quote]

    Ahhhhhhhhh! Yep. Good times.

    AS for the layoffs....... Been there. Not fun. Glad you are still employed NodakP!
    [/quote]


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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    Thats rough, when I got hired on last may we had 15 engineers. We are down to 7. I don't know how I made it, but I did and thankful.

    Then again we are getting slow again. I have a house payment and car payment. I am not married. I am on my own.

    Scary thought....


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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    Just went through it as well. Of course I am in the newspaper business so we are slowly bleeding nonstop.
    We had 27 people in our office on Jan. 1st and we have 14 now.

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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    My mom just got fired today. 37 years she worked for that bank, and now they just cut her without a wink.

    Won't be easy for her to find something at age 55

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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.
    Yeah, glad you made that cut.

    I just got laid off myself last Thursday.
    My supervisor was pretty pissed, because he loved me (in the non-homoerotic way), and he took my number before I left, so if he can start hiring again, he can call me.
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    Re: Big layoffs at work today...

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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I am very fortunate not to be one of them, but we lost about 20% of our total work force today, including some of my very good friends and even part of our executive team.

    The technology team was hit the hardest, losing 1/3 of our staff.

    Really a wake up call for me.
    I am glad that our family finances are in order, but this was still a shock.
    Yeah, glad you made that cut.

    I just got laid off myself last Thursday.
    My supervisor was pretty pissed, because he loved me (in the non-homoerotic way), and he took my number before I left, so if he can start hiring again, he can call me.
    That really sucks man.
    Lay offs are the worst, because they are never performance based.
    It is easier to let someone go when they deserve it.
    It sucks when they don't.
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