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January 8th, 2009 at 11:42 am

I was laid off on Tuesday; my last day is the 15th. Several people from the company are getting canned, and I knew things were bad, but I was surprised to be one of those cut. The magazines I worked on only had three employees as it was - now there's one. Sounds like a setup for failure to me.

I went home that day, dreading telling SO, just because I knew it would complicate things. He asked me how my day was...I said, not so great, I got laid off today. He said, are you kidding me? No, not kidding....and then he said he got laid off, too. ON THE SAME DAY. That sounds like a script from a poorly written melodrama, but unfortunately, it's true. It was so absurd, we just laughed. They gave him a month's notice.

So...I'm job searching again, in earnest. Fun times. I am trying to convince SO that we should move, since now we've got nothing tying us down. Costa Rica! Mexico! Oregon! Washington! Wink Really, though, it's everything I can do not to ball up into the fetal position.

33 Responses to “laid off x 2”

  1. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Sorry to hear your news about your jobs.

    Have you thought as both of you have loss your jobs that you may be able move States more easy than before if you can get jobs in another state more easier.

    Best of luck job hunting
    kitty

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! Maybe it is some sort of sign that both of you need to move on. I really don't know. I'm sure sorry to hear about the loss of the jobs. ((hugs))Hang in there.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ouch, so sorry to hear that. That's a really tough deal there.

  4. MICLASON Says:

    ((hugs)) better things are coming both your ways, I'm sure!

  5. lizajane Says:

    Oh, that's just awful! Good luck job hunting, and give it some serious thought if you are interested in moving. It might just be the right time, but I'm not sure that it would be any easier to start over somewhere else right now.

  6. Analise Says:

    So very sorry to hear your news. I know it's hard to think of the positive right now, but it may be an opportunity in disguise to move on to a new adventure. Best to you both.

  7. campfrugal Says:

    Wow, that is humbling. Maybe it is time to do some soul searching; and know that you can go whereever you want to live and work. Check out craigslist.com in other areas of the States that interest you. Maybe something will peak your interest.

  8. tynana Says:

    When life gives you lemons make lemonade.
    If there is a high point at least now you know your present future. We are still crossing our fingers and hoping my DH will hold on to his job. Sometimes the knowing is better than the waiting......Sometimes?

  9. Nika Says:

    Very sorry!
    I can only hope that this opens new opportunities that you may not have considered otherwise.

  10. gamecock43 Says:

    oh god that's terrible! good luck to both of you!

  11. katwoman Says:

    Oh so sorry! My gosh both of you on the same day! As someone has already commented, it's probably a sign of some sort. Hopefully something a lot better.

    P.S. I really miss your pics. Can't wait for your website to be finished!

  12. snoopycool Says:

    Sorry to hear that. That's crazy!

  13. shiela Says:

    Holy crap! what a shocker. I'm so sorry to hear this. Good luck with job hunting.

  14. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Oh Kashi,

    I'm so sorry to hear about you and your bf both losing your jobs - especially on the same day! That really stinks!

    I hope both of you are able to find something even better than what you had!

    {{{Kashi}}}

  15. scfr Says:

    Oh gosh, so sorry to hear it. I wish you both the best of luck.

  16. pearlieq Says:

    Well that sucks. Hopefully things turn around for you soon.

  17. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Kashi...I am sorry to hear the bad news. Good luck with your decisions...wherever they take you.

  18. mjrube94 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear the news, too, but I'm with those who think it's some kind of sign. Sometimes it takes something just like this to force you to go do something (i.e., move, go back to school, whatever) that you would never have brought yourself to do if you were tied down.

    Good luck to both of you. You can tell by the outpouring of support here that we're all rooting for you!

  19. boomeyers Says:

    You poor thing! Maybe a fresh start is'nt a bad idea. Check with Craigslist in all large cities and see what is offered. Also, online newspapers. Can't hurt! Good luck and I am so sorry!

  20. baselle Says:

    I am so sorry. Having met you both I know that neither one of you deserve the agony. Ironically, in one month it will be February in the PNW. Big Grin Craigslist, of course, but also the Seattle Weekly (Weakly, hah hah), and The Stranger. Interesting times here in Seattle too. Our non-profit fundraising staff is reporting a lot of layoffs here too, and possibly one of the Seattle papers is about to go under. Since its bad everywhere, you might just as go to where you want to go. Smile

  21. LuxLiving Says:

    That SUCKS!

    Go start anew somewhere warmer than Minnesota maybe?

  22. kashi Says:

    Thanks so much, everyone. You have no idea how much your support means to me. I am sure you are right, and this is a sign. During last night's sleepless night (due in part to an aching tooth and bill worries), I concocted the idea that this is my 20's way of saying farewell, since it was a pretty crappy decade anyhow. My 30th birthday is SO's last day of work.

    My photography website is actually done, but it's got my real name on it, so I'm not too keen on posting it here.

    Thanks again, everyone. Somewhere warmer than Minnesota sounds fantastic!!! Wink

  23. LuxLiving Says:

    Kashi, have you seen Jim Carey's "Yes Man" at the movies? An interesting idea if a somewhat silly movie. Might be a good time to say yes to universe for you guys as well. I am selling some of my artwork online and also have an active ebay store but like you am VERY leary of posting links to it here.

    Good luck with the photography!

  24. baselle Says:

    Oh yes, one thing to keep in mind - if you are taking unemployment (and you should, don't be an economic hero, that's why its there), but you are thinking of moving to a different state, check to see the implications. Will you get the new state's unemployment, the old state's unemployment or neither?

  25. fern Says:

    Ohh, i am so sorry to hear that. Every time i hear more news like this, it really scares me.

  26. asmom Says:

    Good grief! I've heard of stories like yours where whole families are getting laid off. I'm sorry to hear it, best wishes for a speedy job recovery.

  27. choystercash Says:

    Man - very bad news on the job frontWink

  28. whitestripe Says:

    oh dear. i will keep you guys in my thoughts. i hope everything works out alright for you.

  29. Chalatenango Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your bad news. I wish you the best in your endeavor to find new work.
    This year I plan on starting to save for an emergency, because I have never thought about what I would do if I was let go.

  30. tinibee Says:

    Hang in there!

  31. Jen Says:

    I found your blog searching for INFP and careers, because, as you might guess, I'm also an INFP.... hating my current job and wondering how I could ever support myself doing something I love. I wanted to encourage you with your photography. In this economy, there are NO safe and secure jobs.... so I guess if you were ever going to take a leap and "do what you love" - now is as good a time as any to do it.... because there really aren't any secure alternatives anymore. Your photography is really wonderful. You've got a great talent, so go for it!

  32. Jenelle Says:

    Wow. Sorry to hear about your dual job loss. That's gotta be tough. You probably don't want to move to OR anytime soon though. We've got one of the highest unemployment rates (9.9%) in the nation. Frown

  33. Pauline Says:

    Well, you're not alone, pal! Everyone gets cut off their job sometime and it's actually not a bad thing! It's either God has something better in store for you or that he wants you to take a break for a moment and do some soul searching Smile this has happened many times to my father but he never gave up. All it took was some prayers and some motivation to look for a new job an walah! He's got a new and much better job after for almost 2 months! He's starting on November 3 (Tuesday from where I live) as the newest Executive Chef of the 5-star Hotel (I forgot the name, apopologies XD). So hopefully you find a job soon!


    UPDATED: Just read your latest post and congratulations on finding a new Job Wink take care!

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