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Windrider (Stubborn)
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Thinking about Bikerboy's post got me thinking.

So how many here think they are within 6 months of losing their job?

What are you doing about it?

len
 

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Captain Obvious
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if banks start trading again instead of needing to hoarde money, then i should be ok. if not, might need to change careers.
 

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Len J said:
Thinking about Bikerboy's post got me thinking.

So how many here think they are within 6 months of losing their job?

What are you doing about it?

len
Hell, who knows? I never thought I'd be at my job more than a year and I've been here for 6+ now. I've been through so many re-orgs I don't get too worked up about it anymore. If it happens it happens. I'd have to cut out some expenses and my wife would have to work more, but we'd get by.
 

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I'm not too worried. But I work for a bank, so I feel like anything could happen at any time.

The good thing is that I work in an understaffed IT department for a bank, and we're busier now than we have been in a while. We've gone through two staff shakeups so far. Everytime they do an RIF, we get more work.
 

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A second round of layoffs are eminent. No one knows for sure who or when, nor is any job safe. We are saving money, trying to budget as if we are already living the unemployed lifestyle, and I have been polishing up my resume. Or we might just chuck it all and go live like hippies on my mothers' hippy style farm south of Eugene. :)
 

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Indications are that I'm pretty stable and things are looking pretty good for the future. But that said, I'm still nervous considering how things are in the dumper.
 

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murbike said:
Everytime they do an RIF, we get more work.
I hear that.
 

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I'm ok; our bidness is somewhat counter-cyclical so we are extremely busy now.

I feel for the people who are looking; I always try to help but feel pretty useless at that most of the time.
 

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Wake the F up. Some of us have been out of work for 6 months already. I'm an electrician. Even though winter is tough, nothing major is on the horizon for possible the next year. It's as simple as no financing = no ground breaking.

I'd go back to working in laboratories as a Microbiologist, but contrary to all belief that's not growing either.
 

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We've got a competing company, Da Vita, moving into our area after some dirty dealing and paying off the State (long story, and our hospital is taking the State to court) that will siphen a lot of our patients away. This company has a bad rap for crappy work conditions (we currently have two people working for us that "ran away" from this company and boy do they have stories to tell...) And, btw, Obama's new "Health Czar" is a former big-wig with this company.

So, since I have less tenure than a lot of the others there's a good chance I'll have very few hours, or get axed all together.

Stinks but I'm working on a plan for big changes anyway.

We'll see.
 

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I think everyone here knows I'm a student but my wife is looking at a benefits reduction, maybe a salary reduction and most importantly, maybe having to do her first firing (of her assistant). We've got it pretty good compared to most but we're in the process of cutting down on spending, etc. Thankfully for our relatively young age, we've got a nice amount of cash savings in the bank and most of our new tax money will go into the bank to add even more. Sure that makes us bad Americans for not spending it but makes us feel a bit better.
 

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As a temp contractor working on a system (Websense) that the client company all but hates,
I can be flushed quicker than an industrial toilet.

 

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Our company has never been busier. Our customer base includes automotive companies and they haveno one to do the work; so they contract the work with us. I am on my way to my biggest year yet and have hit quota before the end of the 1st quarter.

That said, I understand the saying "Pride goeth before a fall".

I never get attached to a job. I constantly have feelers out and the resume is always up to date.
 

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Tig said:
As a temp contractor working on a system (Websense) that the client company all but hates,
I can be flushed quicker than an industrial toilet.

One bent over with a "tramp stamp" would be a nice touch.
 

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I'm on a project that runs through the end of October so I'm good for another 6 months.

After that, I'll hit the corporate pool of schedulers & hope for a cushy home office engineering job. My worst case scenario is an international project with an 8 week on, 3 week off rotation.

I'll have work, just maybe not what I was hoping for.
 

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So far the gov. here hasn't been hit as hard as other places but my wife especially (works for the state) is facing up to 20% reductions across the board when all is calculated in.

The big thing I wish I hadn't done was buy the new house. Seemd like a good idea at the time :(.
 
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