Oh god.. I lost my job today

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Well... it couldn't get any worse is what I was thinking last week. Last week my stepfather passed away and today I lost my job.

    Reason : I couldn't keep up with the others.. Well, I never heared any complaint at all, so I was suprised to hear I lost my job. I made an arrangement that I still get money for this month (even though I don't work it) and they will give me 2 month salary as a ''compensation'' due to the fact I worked there 2 years with a contract. It's better than nothing.

    So tomorrow I will start searching for a new job, a new chapter in my book (read my life) and never let your head down! :)
  2. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass What the .............. Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Sorry to hear that..hang in there man.. What kind of work do you do?
  3. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    1 door closes, another 1 opens...

    Get cracking on the job search!
  4. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear about this my brother. I pray things work out better for you.
  5. Ouch, dude. I can definitely understand both the surprise and the fear involved with cranking up the job hunt unexpectedly. I agree with tastybasslines, get going on the job search right now. I just moved to Seattle and have lost a bit of momentum in my job hunt that I am fighting like hell to regain right now.

    On the plus side, you still have a little bit of money coming in to hold you over for a bit, so work that to your advantage :)

  6. Sorry for your losses. Easy for me to say, but I've always found there's some benefit that's revealed in a loss of some kind or traumatic event; sometimes it just takes a little time for that benefit to show itself. Getting in the process of looking for something else will help a lot. It'll be difficult, but try to enjoy the time off, and have faith that as long as you put out an effort, something's going to turn up (something spectacular, I hope!).
  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear about the bad luck. Good luck with the job search. Here's a silver lining; if you should be able to line up a new job quickly, you just got a 2-month bonus.
  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Thanks a lot for the nice responses! You people are the best :)

    I've been working for 3,5 years for a company that distributes foodstuff to several big stores here in the Netherlands, but also to Belgium and Germany. Logistics work is something I've always done and I enjoy it a lot.

    In fact, about an hour ago I applied for a job as a wrapper at a meat producer. It's here in my hometown, for 40 hours per week :) Would be a blessing if I hear something from that company! :) I'll keep my fingers crossed!! (and of course I will search on for other jobs :p )
  9. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA
    Wow. This is a tough couple of weeks for you. I'm sorry.

    I find it very odd that there was no warning about the job loss - seems like somebody should have said something to you about your work. Certainly, since you had been there 3.5 years, you had had some sort of review? I live in an "at will" state, which means that an employee can get let go for any reason or no reason and with or without notice, and that an employee can quit for any reason or no reason and with or without notice. Still, there are usually signs that someone is unhappy, and generally employers give guidance / remedial training or even just express displeasure before canning someone. Your situation just seems rude.

    I hope the right job comes along for you very soon!
  10. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    When in doubt............................................................... Litigate.
  11. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sorry to hear about your losses; but best of luck in your future endeavors.

    Logistics is an intriguing field, shrinking in some places and expanding rapidly in others.

    Are you planning to stay in logistics? Do you have a college degree? Any certifications?
  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    It is amazing how these things all hit at once. That's the way it has worked in my life. Bouncing back is all you can do. Even though it is a punch to the gut. Even though it hurts, it turns out to be the best thing that could have happened sometimes. That's what I hope will happen for you.
  13. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer
    TK, I hope you find a new job soon, not only for your well being but the sooner you find a job the more severance money you will have left from the old job to buy new gear!
  14. I can relate. I had the bomb dropped on me last tuesday. 10:00 I was working away, 10:15 I was being escorted out of the building. Very humiliating to be honest.

    They gave me a sensible severance package and I already have some good leads so it's not so bad, I guess. Still a crappy thing to happen all the same.

    Good vibes to you and good luck on your job search.:)
  15. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012

    Well yes, I'm planning to stay in logistics. There's enough work in that where I live, the only problem : most companies ask about 7 - 10 years of experience. I only have 5.. Oh well, I'll keep on searching :p

    Oh, before I forget : I do have some certifications, so it will help (hopefully).

  16. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I'm sorry to hear that. I wish you good luck as well on your search for a new job.

  17. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Let's just say I worked at the kind of company that will kick you out if they see a chance ;)

    But.. there were too much people with a contract. I was in as one of the last so I go out as one of the first.

    Still happy we got an arrangement and I have some time to figure out some stuff for myself :)

  18. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    I know that feeling, mate. I got laid off in September but think it was the best thing that's happened to me in a long time. I realized it wasn't for me (I was going to quit anyway - the company was heading in a direction I did not agree with and couldn't tolerate) and I rediscovered why I pursued science when I was in school. Now I'm doing what I should have done years ago and couldn't be happier. Take some time off to gain some perspective and really find what you want to spend the rest of your life doing.
  19. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Thomas....really sorry to hear you have two big, knock the wind out of you, events so close together. There's almost too much to deal with all at once. I wish I could help.

    The challenge in life, when times are low, is to remember that the pendulum of life does swing back. It does. What city are you in?
  20. Sorry to hear that... You can do better than that job anyways.