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  1. HeadlessHunter's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2008, 7:51 AM - Lost My Job Today #1

    Yeah after 4 years with my current firm, I along with 75% of the work force have been 'let go' the company is going under, huge overspending on machines and not enough work coming in is the bottom line, therefore I am going to have to sell some of my most prized Fett related items, check the cargo hold for some great deals
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    Apr 8, 2008, 7:55 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #2

    So so sorry man. Hang in there.
    OSK
  3. 99centTaco is offline 99centTaco
    Apr 8, 2008, 8:10 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #3

    Aww man, thats awful. take care
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    Apr 8, 2008, 8:28 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #4

    That blows. Been there. It will get better. One of the companies I worked for went from 3,000 to 300 in a week.
  5. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 8, 2008, 8:46 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #5

    Oh... I'm so sorry HH. I hope that you will find a good work for you.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 8:50 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #6

    Thanks for the kind words, I just really hope I don't have to sell my FPH!!!
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    Apr 8, 2008, 9:04 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #7

    hey, we're looking for a precast concrete computer draftsman - if you live near Wheeling WV...
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    Apr 8, 2008, 9:05 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #8

    OOO that's a kick in the teeth! I hope things look up before you are forced to sell too much.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 9:09 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #9

    Was there myself a few years ago, so I know it's not a fun road. Everything always turns around for the best though! Keep your chin up.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 9:44 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #10

    From another UK Fett, I'm really sorry to hear that dude.
    (Im assuming you live in the UK as you're asking less for shipping to the UK in the cargo hold)

    Hope your stuff sells well for you, although its a real shame!!!

    What are the chances of being picked up quickly?
    Where do you live? Are you skilled??

    If you work in computing, PM me, I might be able to help!!!


    Pauly
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    Apr 8, 2008, 9:57 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #11

    Had a similar thing happen to me just over two years ago. It was devastating but thankfully I have been able to move on. You will too, I promise! Until then, keep your chin up and know that we are thinking about you!
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    Apr 8, 2008, 10:00 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #12

    sucks to hear that. i hope it's gonna change for the better soon for you!!!!
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    Apr 8, 2008, 10:04 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #13

    Thanks again, what a great community this really is, yes I'm in the UK and my trade is a CNC Programmer/setter/operator been in engineering since I left college 10 years ago! Its a very up and down industry and quite ironic as only a few months ago our company looked to be expanding in a big way
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    Apr 8, 2008, 10:51 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #14

    Yikes! Best wishes on finding a new job quickly!
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    Apr 8, 2008, 10:52 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #15

    Good luck finding a new job. Hopefully your search doesn't take too long.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 10:53 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #16

    Sounds like an interesting job HH, sorry though, can't help you there!!

    Hope it picks up for you soon mate!!


    Keep your head up bro, sometimes things like this happen and a year down the line you might find that this event actually had a positive effect on your life!

    Life's strange like that!

    If my gran hadn't passed away in 2006 I wouldn't be in consultancy right now!!


    What I'm trying to say is, do your best to draw positive things from negative events, you never know where life will take you!!!


    Good luck in your search for new employment mate, we're all rooting for you!!!
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    Apr 8, 2008, 11:26 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #17

    I'm very sorry to hear that and wish you well in your search
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    Apr 8, 2008, 11:29 AM - Re: Lost My Job Today #18

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    Apr 8, 2008, 1:18 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #19

    No way bruv...

    Absolutely gutted for ya? we had an an announcement today actually that people 'may' be streamlined from the busines...

    You have been through loads over a very short period mate... if you ever need a chat you know my addy!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #20

    Appreciated mate
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    Apr 8, 2008, 1:29 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #21

    so to hear that mate. as a fellow CNC machinist and programmer, I know how tough it can get. the Aerospace industry is always up and down here in the States too. we go for months without seeing any work sometimes.

    i wish you the best of luck my friend and hope you find something soon.

    Ben.
  22. I helped at SDCC '08 Gonzo Fett's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2008, 1:35 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #22

    HH sorry to hear this. I am sure you will bounce back quickly, and with a much better job! Keep us updated.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 2:49 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #23

    Man, that sucks! I too went through it two years ago.....16 years down the drain Moving on isn't easy, but it's inevitable.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 2:54 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #24

    Sorry to hear this matey, it happened to me 8 years ago, but it actually did me a favour, as im now in a much better job with much better prospects
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    Apr 8, 2008, 5:04 PM - Re: Lost My Job Today #25

    Hang in there bro!

    I got laid off last year on my B-day and went with out a real job for 5 months.

    At least it's not your B-day, I hope.

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