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Old 12-07-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear that you got laid off, but as suzi mentioned, it could be a blessing in disguise. I hope things will work out for the better!
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #12
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Cool, LT. I'm glad you got the time off that you were going to take anyway without letting them know. No time like the present!
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:27 PM   #13
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Hope it all works out, LT.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:12 PM   #14
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I showed up for work on friday and i have been asking for some time off the last couple of weeks to go to a certifacation class to get my Ethical hacking cert. well after the third or fourth time asking him for time off he told me to come into his office to talk and he said i have to lay you off!!

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/Sorry you lost your job, but as a former retail business owner (7 to be exact) I can tell you that the first employees to go were the ones who were always asking for time off. I hope when you land your next job you make yourself undispensable, you might stay longer. Springing the news on your employer that you were leaving without notice is not a good way to get references.

And don't even JOKE about the hacking thing.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:14 PM   #15
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LT it sucks... been hearing alot of this lately... I was laid off in late July and did not find a new job until October. A year ago I had recruiters competing for me and cometitive offers from multiple firms this time it was hard to find a job even with 2 grad degrees and a good resume/portfolio. I took small pay cut as well as added a commute with gas and tolls etc. Still I am happy because I love my new job and HATED the old one so at least I am not stuck there in a bad economy. Hang in there and move foward . It sounds like you did not love the job so hopefully the setback turns into an opportunity.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:39 PM   #16
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Sorry you got laid off, but hey now you have the time off you wanted. Good luck in looking for a new job if thats what your going to do
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:05 PM   #17
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You'll land on your feet! It was a layoff that pushed me into college full time, and eventually graduate school.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:55 AM   #18
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I showed up for work on friday and i have been asking for some time off the last couple of weeks to go to a certifacation class to get my Ethical hacking cert. well after the third or fourth time asking him for time off he told me to come into his office to talk and he said i have to lay you off!!

So now i owe 1600$ for school and all my other bills. holly crap LOLOLOL i got laid off.

The crappy thing is i have to get my data off my Hardrives at work monday and i have 80GB of files and text files for school and future work. Win xp at home wont allow me to view the drive because disk managment says its a dynamic disk and its foriegn. if i try to switch it to basic it says it will delete all data.

So i am man down.

at least i have time off now. I was going to quite in january or febuary but no one knew it..

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:12 AM   #19
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Well that stinks (especially about the hard drive, hope you can get that sorted out), but hopefully you will find yourself moving on to bigger and better things soon.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:12 AM   #20
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lt, make sure that any money that you spent on books or classes, or any type of education that you use for your career gets deducted on your taxes. that includes driving and parking expenses to/from any school, clothing, the cost of those drives, and costs for and depreciation of computers used for your job or education.

good luck, man. i'm sure you'll find something else.

competent techies are never out of work too long.
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