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I am gutted
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 7:42 AM
the horrors of downsizing reached the firm i am working for.
as a result i got axed. But why me who worked like slave and not the boss sucking jerk who steals everyone's else efforts and happens to be the boss's daughter boyfriend.....
ps i still got all the codes for the firm's order backlog and tax housekeeping system. They are so useless (the boss) that they do not know what this means.. so i just wonder what would happen if......UPS... i just wonder what is the effect on clicking "confirm delete all" does.....
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Posted by wayne baker on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 9:02 AM
Sorry to hear about your troubles. Been there several times. Stay and kill yourself meeting orders only to be told there isn't enough work 2 months later. Lay off 7 to hire 1 vp. Revenge sounds sweet but isn't worth the problems it creates. Move on to something you were meeant to do.

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

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Posted by styrene on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 9:37 AM
Sorry to hear about your layoff; been there myself. It's not fun. Sounds like management (of lack thereof) isn't worth the energy necessary for revenge. Find what really makes you happy and pursue it.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 10:12 AM
Sorry to hear about that. Unfortunately it always seems to happen to the good people. Take a couple of days, relax and do something fun (if possible). Focus on yourself and not your troubles. Figure out what you would like to do.

I know it's easier for someone to say this than doing it, but look at it this way. It probably wasn't the best job for you anyways. If the management is screwed up, then maybe it's only a matter of time before the company begins going downhill even further. Sometimes our sense of loyalty makes us blind to the bad things or causes us to deny bad things exist. Maybe it was your time to leave that company behind and move on to something better. It's possible you won't get there right away. There might be a few jobs along the way you take to get by, but eventually you'll get there if you focus on your objective and stay positive.

I wish you the best. If you need some moral, emotional support or advice, let us know. Many have been in your situation before. You're not the first, you won't be the last, and you are definitely not alone! If you need or want help, don't be afraid to ask for it. Real people know their limitations and are not afraid to ask for help when they need it.

Oh, and like others have said, while revenge may seem justified at the moment, let it go and move on. There's nothing to be gained by it.
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Posted by gregers on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 10:29 AM
If you work hard
and do your best
you'll get the sack
like all the rest
but if you jerk it off
and p*ss about
you'll stay to see
the job right out

i'm no poet but i read this on the toilet wall at the place where i work and thought you guys would appreciate it. as for getting you own back....revenge is a dish best served cold but your energy will be best used to find a better job where your skills will be better appreciated. best of luck with your search for a good job......Greg
Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 1:01 PM
dear all thanks for the support. i cleared things up....
it was a crap job anyway....i think i will go back to college for converting my aviation engineer degree to chartered status. without it i can not even sign for the cofees delivered in the workshop, with that i will have complete authority to send a 747 up to the air. I have to study a further 12 subjects and thats that.
as you know after september 11 all things in the industry gone downhill. I thought that i could get a job as soon as i had the first degree but the bloody terrorists had other ideas. I do not mean to be political or anything but truth of the matter is i do not have a proper job right now.
as revenge goes i ordered 100 pizzas delivered to the firm....
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Posted by Bones-coa on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 1:54 PM
I feel your pain, thyamis. I was an engineering consultant for a fairly well known private aircraft manufacterer. I worked and designed interior cabinetry, etc. After 9/11, it all went to hell. I'm now working direct with a local commercial cabinet company. It's not bad or anything, I just miss working with aircraft. :(

The good news is that I think I see the aircraft industry just starting to stand up again.
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Posted by wayne baker on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 2:03 PM
I worked for an adhesives manufacturer that supplied Boeing and Lockheed among others. 9/11 put me out of work also. It could have been worse. Any sausage and mushroom in that order?

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

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Posted by lizardqing on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 3:07 PM
Same happened to me a couple of years ago, now the company I work for has alot of the old ones clients and we get work that they loose all the time. Kind of nice since most of my coworkers used to work at the same place also. Things always seem to suck in the short term but seem to get better in the long run.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 4:40 PM
My workplace is in the same boat. Management isn't the greatest, a new company moved into town and is taking all of our business, and my pay is for the birds.
We've all been there before, and this too shall pass. Good luck to you, and I'll take one with mushrooms and Italian sausage.
Maybe you can take a couple of days to build the Godzila Go-cart kit!

demono69
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Posted by renarts on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 5:12 PM
I know what you're going through. Had it happen to me back in 91. After a year of doing what ever would come along, knocking on doors, doing the work search, and collecting unemployment I went into business for myself. At least there I get to see direct result of my sweat equity.

Look at this as an opportunity for change in your life and find the positive. It's too easy otherwise to sit and wallow in your own self pity until you decide to clear your head with a .45 kleenex. Pick up, kick up and go out and do it man. Until you try something different you'll always get the same result. One of my favorite sayings is "If you always do, what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." We all have a desire to do something else or different, but we get comfortable with our situations and complacently cling to our life preserver of a job, life, limitations, finding excuses not to take that new step. You now have a wonderful opportunity. Go for it! Sit down and make a list of all the things you ever wanted to do and then look at that list and see what it would take to accomplish it. Go back to school, move, try a craft, apprentice to somebody. You are your own limitation.

My only regret is that you saddled some poor pizza delivery kid and a pizza shop with 100 pizzas that no one wants to pay for. Who gets revenge for that? Who knows...if things don't work out, you may be that pizza delivery person. If you really wanted to get revenge on them, charge them a hefty consultant fee when they call you up and ask you questions about your job after you've been gone and they can't find anything.

Good luck, and good hunting. I wish you the best.
Look at the immediate bright side. Now you get to catch up on all that model building you've been wanting to do.

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 5:16 PM
Morale is at an alltime low where I work ...So much uncertainty.

Model building and connecting with the people on this forum are ways of taking my mind off of it.

It's a blessing in disguise,thyamis..Better things are ahead for you...

I know how tempting revenge sounds, but I'm with the others on this. Don't want to do something that may backfire on you. However, I think a hundred pizzas won't kill anyone.

Let us know how you're doing and good luck..

Now go build a model.
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Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 5:17 PM
Sorry to hear the bad news thyamis. Around my office we have our share of slackers, like in any office. Our motto is make the people who do the work, work harder to make up for the work that the slackers don't do. Management is both soft and gullible. Really makes you want to scream. As much as I wanted to in my past jobs, revenge isn't necessarily a good way to exit. It could hurt responsible people and could get you into hot water.

"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."-R.E.Lee

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 7:41 PM
Mate,
I'm very sorry to hear your bad news - wish there was something I could say or do that would make a difference.
Things will work out - you'll end up getting a better job, or maybe another job in a new industry - you can do it.
When you find another job, you'll look back and wonder "why did I stick it out for so long at that dump?".
I spent six years working for a company, with a total ****** for a boss, no marketing plans, bosses who never listened to us reps on issues of improvement of quality assurance or efficiency - I ended up becoming totally frustrated and hating every minute I worked there.
It affected my home life and my relationship with my kids. Not good. I stuck it out because of the steady paycheck and the fear of failure if I tried to do something else.
I got totally fed up, ended up quitting, going to university and studying engineering, doing very well and getting a job in an undustry that interests me very much. It was a very tough 3 years, and we just managed to keep up the mortgage payments. Whew........
Best of all, I don't come home and want to kick the cat.
You'll get there, and you'll end up happier than you ever were - you'll see.
Cheers, mate
LeeTree

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Posted by Keyworth on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 7:54 PM
Sorry to hear about the job loss. Like the others, I've been there too. I turned around and changed professions altogether. I'd been working as a research coordinator for 10 years at a University here in the South doing genetics work on a nationally recognized level. My boss up and decided that I was getting entirely too much attention, demoted me without cause and began treating me in the most demeaning manner possible. Rather than put up with that kind of @#%*, I resigned, but not before requesting an exit interview with the dean and calling the Environmental Safety department on campus to come and do a spot exam of his labs. The dean personally redid by evaluation and it was the best I'd had i my professional career to that point. My old boss got caught by the Peter Principle eventually and was relegated to a renovated closet with no staff and no research space within 3 years after my departure. I wound up rethinking the direction my life had taken, reevaluated my desires and dreams, and with the help of my wife, decided to pursue another career entirely different from anything I'd ever done. I've been involved in my new career for 14 years now, and it's the best move I ever made. Sometimes adversity creates opportunity. Don't give up and never quit! You'll find the right job when it's time. Just apply yourself and be patient. Give yourself some recuperation time first,then go for it! We're all behind you here. - Ed
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 1:41 AM
Somehow it is good to hear about others people torments....makes you assess your situation better. As long as the pizzas are concerned it was part of the company catering scheme, simply insteady of the wensday (wrong spelling i feel it) steak and they got pizzas (chilly pepers) the order is tracked within the company so the boss pays....The guys at dominos are too nice to be the collateral damage of avenge .
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Posted by lolok on Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:48 AM
There is an old saying here in Poland, "We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us" Says it all I suppose.
Jim Ryan Ex-Pat Limey in warsaw.Poland. " MENE,MENE,TEKEL U PHARSIN"
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Posted by lolok on Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:51 AM
An English polititian said yesterday, " Our relationship is based on trust and understanding,we don't trust THEM and THEY don't understand us" Good for any big corporation I think.
Jim Ryan Ex-Pat Limey in warsaw.Poland. " MENE,MENE,TEKEL U PHARSIN"
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Posted by KJ200 on Thursday, October 2, 2003 6:11 AM
Never trust an politician, especially an English one!

Sorry to hear about your job, I hope something comes up soon.

As everyone else has said it will probably work out for the best.

I got made redundant 3 day before I got married, and a week after my wife quit her job, so I know what it feels like.

Best thing that ever happened, I got a new job, with good company.

8 years later I'm still here, still loving it.

Best of luck in your job hunting.

Currently on the bench: AZ Models 1/72 Mig 17PF

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 2:34 PM
Sorry to hear this, i work for the Workforce Development Program in Lafayette, LA so i hear things all the time. I watch one company who will remain nameless (K-MART) ruin roughly 300 lives. They always never had a good model selection.
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Posted by gregers on Friday, October 3, 2003 1:13 PM
Hey KJ200. i know what you mean, the only person to get into the houses of parlament who was honest about what he was doing there was GUY FAWKES. (for those overseas who don't know - he was the fellow who was going to blow the place to pieces with all the politicians in it) again best of luck Thyamis. been there(a few times)-done that(including revenge)now i'm older and wiser i know that it isn't what i should have done, exept when one of my old bosses came to an interview at the place i was working. all i did was tell my new boss what this guy was like and what he got up to behind the owners back. needles to say he didn't get the job. hehehe. Greg
Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 3, 2003 8:23 PM
Same thing here, I work for an aviation company that treats their employees like dirt; three years without union contracts, wage freezes, forced relocations, layoffs, the whole nine yards. I have enough seniority to weather that but I'm wondering why (because I'm a pension prisoner, that's why ...).
38 months to retiremenet and I can look forward to modelling and whatnot full time.

Best thing for revenge is to become a successful competitor or contractor and hose 'em good.

Thanks for letting me vent ...
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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Friday, October 3, 2003 9:06 PM
"When God closes a door, He opens a window so that we can see..."

Don't worry man, a better job is waiting for you. Just get up and go find it.

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