Yet another lay-off!

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  1. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    Not really sure what to write, my title says it all!  Hubby got laid off 3 hours ago from CN for the fourth time in 2 years.  Now what?  Got to start getting creative methinks!

    1. avidblogger09 profile image49
      avidblogger09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I sold all of my gold jewelery...to survive on.  It works.
      In a recent article I wrote:
      1.  What you can let go of, You have Mastured.
      2.  What you cannot let go of, has mastured you.

      I have not found work in my experienced field or my new degree feild so two months and no work.  My hubby did not either.  So, we are in the same boat.  May I ask all those who have a job, help those any way they can.  Please.

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    UGH!!!  I'm so sorry, mine got "outsourced" just recently, will be jobless in January.  Not having any luck finding a job where we live in Portland, OR.  SO, we're investigating uprooting our lives, our kids lives to move.  I feel for you.  sad

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me too about a month ago. Megs -- One of my dearest friends lives/works in Portland. What kind of work is hubby into? Now that I think of it, I may have asked this before. Just count me as "old" and be kind enough to answer again!

      1. profile image0
        wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Information Technology, server administration, email, messaging.  Geeky stuff.  smile

        1. lrohner profile image81
          lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My bud's wife works at the big Portland hospital. Let me put a call in tomorrow and see what's up.

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            wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Do you mean OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University), Providence, Legacy, or the VA?  A while ago he worked for Legacy Health Systems in the corporate office, actually.  Thanks so much, let me know.

            1. lrohner profile image81
              lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Providence.

    2. megs78 profile image61
      megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, us too.  We hate even the thought of moving, but we will do what we have to do if his layoff lasts too long.  It is only temporary, but waiting for unemployment to kick in is 6 weeks after he receives his last paycheck, so its tough to live in the meantime.  What a world we live in right now eh?

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I hear you...  We've been struggling because before the outsourcing they were slashing salaries and benefits, too.  So, we had to eat through way too much of our savings.  Didn't help I had to have 4 knee surgeries.  Anyhoo, it's very scary, SO scary with 3 children.  What a world is right!

    3. avidblogger09 profile image49
      avidblogger09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Plan ahead for this is you have kids.  I had to let mine
      go live with a relative.  I have no job and its been two months.  So, if you have credit use it, and keep all your cash to move.  We were going to uproot too, but that is not alwys the answer.  Seek help from a Christian.  And pray to your highter power, it works, it is for us.

  3. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I'm so sorry.  Us too.

    If there is anything I can do to help as far as what my hubby has been doing, let me know.  Just send me an email.

  4. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Just turn it into opportunity smile

    1. Jane@CM profile image58
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Give us some ideas Misha, tuition is due again in January.

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I got laid off in 2005, took severity package, and live on the net since. This year so far is showing about 50K gross income...

        1. lrohner profile image81
          lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Misha, I luv ya, but it's a severance package! Not "severity" package! LOL!

          1. Misha profile image71
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            LOL whateva Lisa, you got it! wink

        2. Jane@CM profile image58
          Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If I had a clue how to do that I would, but I'm no internet guru.  Your one lucky guy Misha smile

          1. Misha profile image71
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hey, I was not a guru either when I started. in fact I am not a guru now. You don't have to be a guru, you just need some brain and a lot of persistence. smile

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I agree Misha. it is not a good source of NOW income for a learner though. smile
              I hope you get some good ideas, I have none at the moment, sorry.
              Thinking....

              1. Jane@CM profile image58
                Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                There it is Misha - my brain - or lack there of LOL

                Eric, I signed up on that site you spoke of in EagleKiwi's post about blogging.

      2. megs78 profile image61
        megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        and 2 more mortgage payments this month, bills, 3 kids who drink ALOT of milk, and consequently grow like weeds, one in diapers, ok, you get the point, I'll stop now smile

    2. avidblogger09 profile image49
      avidblogger09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please say how?
      Yes, I am positive: sagittarius says it all, but
      you need some money to make money.
      I have my own Organizing biz I cannot get off the
      ground.  I have biz cards, expertise, articles, free
      web sites, and nothing in six months. 
      Any ideas?
      I sold all my gold to survive on.
      I lost my child.
      I pray a lot.
      Please advise?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        wow, so sorry to hear your news. I can't imagine losing a child.
        my deepest sympathies to you. were you able to receive unemployment insurance? losing a job is hard and you certainly need support around you. friends? family? have you checked out Patty Inglish's hubs? she has a lot of very good info concerning employment/unemployment.

        I do believe there are opportunities and sometimes it's just a matter of timing, networking, making contacts. I'm sure you've heard this before. smile hang in there, it will get better.

  5. Aqua profile image80
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    Wow, sorry to hear about all these lay offs.

    If you need some quick cash you can try writing some articles for Demand. They pay $15 per article (500ish words) and there is no limit to the number of articles you can write. Some people there write quite a few per day. You won't get rich but if you work hard, you will definitely make enough to pay some bills.

 
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