Is this where I sign up for the layoff department? :(
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    Default Is this where I sign up for the layoff department? :(

    I checked my phone this morning and I had an email that let me know the alarm at the house was off, so I call DH.

    "Where are you?"
    "I'm at home."
    "But why?"
    "I'll tell you when you get home."

    So I walk in the front door and ask him what the story was.

    It turns out he got laid off as of this morning and he didn't want to call me and ruin my day out with DS13 getting everything set up for him. He went to his parents and came home about 12:15 with some moose burger and a turkey (don't ask) and told me that he hasn't yet signed the papers because well, it's a shock to him.

    Count me in.

    He has benefits for the next eight weeks and they gave him thirteen weeks of pay.

    I just... ugh.

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    Hate it went we're blindsided like this and am so sorry this has happened to you family. Were there any signs that this might happen? Please keep us updated.

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    Nah, there weren't any at all. DH had just gone back to work yesterday after having taken a week off (paid vacation).

    I'm just beside myself right now and I'm not sure how to deal with it.

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    Oh no Nothing like being blindsided.

    One time DH was called while we were on vacation and told he was laid off and to come pick up his things.

    Deep breath. A plan will come together. And the 13 weeks of pay will certainly help

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    I'm so sorry- let us know when the silver lining turns up!

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    So Sorry. They called DH in 1 sweetest Day to fire him-for nothing.
    Hope he can find something soon.

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    *hugs* And this was why you guys moved? For this specific job? Am I wrong in thinking that the city you're in now is better for jobs vs the city you moved from?

    The good thing - you're close to family now.

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    so sorry
    i know you are in canada but only thing i can offer is to start looking this second .

    when my dh found out he and our son we laid off at 4pm on a friday they were given 2 weeks notice no severance etc

    before he even got in the car to drive home he was on the phone calling people in the business he use to work for - head hunters that use to contact him re jobs over the years

    agents he bonded asking them if they knew of any
    my son called people his age he knew from his part of the office that had moved to new jobs in the past 2 years - looked them up on FB if they werent already friends.

    i dont think i spoke more than a few words with him from that friday to that monday when he had to go in again he was on the phone the whole time talking with old co workers etc who might know of leads etc

    they worked in a specialized area of their industry which was good and bad if there was a job less people were qualified but if there wasnt a job it would have been harder to get one.

    dont think of that 13 weeks pay as a okay relax a week and let the shock wear off and then start looking in a week - employers are more impressed if you can show you started looking right away - even if he thinks there's nothing to be found ..

    the job my husband got wasnt even created yet - a company that wanted him in the past posted the posistion on their website - gave him the direct link so he could apply -it even in a hiring freeze for that company.

    if we went by the want ads - or even by just what the headhunters said was out there he would not have got a job .

    best of luck to him !

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    Oh NO!!! Weren't we just talking about Murphy over on that other thread? I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you that something comes up soon!

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    Aww man, I'm sorry Tish. Dammit.
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    I'm so sorry. Does the area you moved to have prospects? Wish there was something more I could say than I'm sorry but my thoughts are with all of you.
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    I'm so sorry. Crossing my fingers and toes for you!

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. It happened to my dh that way too. Went in early for a meeting and was told they were being laid off. That was about 2 years ago, and to this day when I Hear the garage door open earlier than expected, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.

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    Oh Gosh I'll be praying for your DH to get back to work soon. We were blindsided over 4 years ago, sucks the air right out of your lungs.

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    I am so sorry!!! Okay after the shock wears off take a deep breath and prepare to put one foot in front of the other you can weather this storm. I have always enjoyed your posts you are very resourceful.

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