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Good news/Bad news

The good news:
I no longer have to do validation.

The bad news is that I am currently unemployed.

Yes, as of this morning, six additional jobs were cut at our facility. One of them was mine.

Economic cutbacks. It's worse than anticipated.

I had to pack up all of my stuff. Most of it was books. They're still in the vehicle. I should bring the stuff in, some of it needs refrigeration.

This is a shitty economy to try and find a job in.

Brain is still spinning.

Things I need to do.

Update resume is at the top of the list.

Shit.


Edit: I'm gonna keep my cell with me while I'm out and about. Not looking for pity calls, but if you have job info, lemme know.

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molasses
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
ouch, I'm sorry to read this.
shit!
ignusfaatus
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
holy fuck!!!

come here and we can be in a fetal position. I have bananas in this closet.

holy fuck
ms_tek
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'm very, very, very, sorry. =(
quetz
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well, suck.
lokey
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear it. It really is a shitty time for it, but from what I've seen in my job searches is there are things out there for people with strong computer skills. The most helpful site I've found so far is indeed.com. It scans tons of different job sites bringing them all into a single place. Good luck, and jump online to apply for unemployment immediately.
bohemianrapsody
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I'm really sorry.
patguy
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with lokey. Go to the MN Unemployment site immediately <http://www.uimn.org/>. There's always a "waiting week" when you sign up, so the faster you can apply, the sooner you'll be able to collect benefits and take some of the finacial pressure off yourself. IIRC, the site is up from 6am-6pm every day, or maybe every weekday.
windelina
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
SonuvaBITCH! Dude, that blows hard.
sybildiscontent
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
look on the bright side...
...at least now you have plenty of time to catch up on laundry...


(Shitty man, sorry to hear it. What kind of workies are you seeking?)
luno
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
When you get your resume updated, post a link to it here, K?
being_isis
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
super lame, muffin. I hope something good comes your way soon.
patguy
Oct. 15th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Job at the U of M Law School (use me as a reference!): <https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/frameset.jsp?time=1224100484640>.

I know there's a position open in the IT department too, but I haven't seen them advertise for it yet. LMK if you're at all interested and I'll try to find out more.
avindair
Oct. 15th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Holy.

Shit.

I'm so, so sorry, Rob.

Thoughts are with you, as always.
inked2x
Oct. 15th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry. I know the State is hiring in IT but I don't know how the jobs fit with your skills. They are posted at www.doer.state.mn.us. The other job search site I like is www.indeed.com.Let me know how I can help!

*hug for you*
mle292
Oct. 15th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Well that blows goats. Sorry to hear it.
mlif
Oct. 15th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
damn. I'm sorry to hear that, man. :(
michaellee
Oct. 15th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear it. I occasionally get recruiter calls -- so if I hear anything, I'll try to point them your way.
mightyj
Oct. 15th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this. Being laid off and having to look for work sucks. Best of luck!
chebutykin
Oct. 16th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Send me your resume.
chebutykin
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Seriously, send me your resume. I have jobs.
magicmarmot
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
I will, as soon as I'm done updating it.
sageincave
Oct. 16th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.

All my favorite people are getting the shaft. :(
dracut
Oct. 16th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Truly sucks. I'll keep my eyes open.
alcippe
Oct. 16th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Fuck. I'm really sorry this happened to you.

Lately I've been wondering what I would do if I were to be laid off; I think it's a fear in the backs of most people's minds right now. Being laid off always happens so fast and so out of the blue, it's like a car accident. And suddenly you're in an Open Time where you have your life staring at you in the face and you have to reevaluate everything and make new plans. I remember when I was laid off back in '01 I was filled with equal parts hope and fear.

I'll be thinking of you.
saveau
Oct. 16th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
I called you last night and got your voicemail; dunno if yours is like mine where it sometimes takes a few days to actually show up on the phone... I wish I had a job for you, but I don't. Damn, I'm sorry to hear this, and I'll probably end up feeling sorry over other people, maybe even myself at some point if all this gets bad enough :-(
loba
Oct. 17th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
(Fuckfuckfuckfuck. I missed this earlier.)

Gosh.... am sorry. That sucks.

And, I know you want to stay in MN... but if you send a resume my way, I can bounce it to a few pppl here, and see who bites.

**sends lots of snuggly hugs and comfort-pets**
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