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Miss Fatale
12-04-2010, 11:01 PM
I don't post here very much, but I love reading everyone's stories, and my heart goes out to people who have to deal with sucky customers, sucky managers, being laid off, going through the interview process...

My partner was laid off a few days ago. Awesome, right at the start of the holidays. I have a job, thank goodness, but I don't think it will be enough to cover everything. I'm very scared.

Partner will, of course, look for a new job. He was laid off because the company had to cut costs, not because he did anything wrong. He will get good references.

But what a time of year, what an economy....

Thanks for reading -- it helps to get it off my chest.

FArchivist
12-05-2010, 03:50 AM
Was he able to manage a severance?
My best wishes for you both.

Kristev
12-05-2010, 10:28 PM
All cost-cutting and layoffs should begin at the corporate/management level. It's just sick that the hard workers have to bear the brunt.

Miss Fatale
12-06-2010, 04:10 AM
Thanks for the response and well wishes. No severance, I'm afraid. And no unemployment -- my partner is an independent contractor. Blah.

AccountingDrone
12-06-2010, 07:09 AM
It isn't much, but I make a tiny bit of money at Amazon Mechanical Turk, enough to feed my reading addiction. But every little bit helps.

Gizmo
12-09-2010, 12:24 PM
best wishes for you that he finds something quickly.