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YAY RECESSION.. not.
« on: June 02, 2009, 06:56:28 PM »
Welp.. I now have time for projects! (For now)

Turns out I have seen quite a goodly handful of hardworking good people at the company I workED for get let go, in a "Workforce Reduction". Its kinda spooky, cause they didnt do anything... just did a good job, busted ass and worked hard.

Well.. Went to work Monday, time for a 6 month review, etc, and all of it had already been filled out by me and my boss, and bosses boss. This was the sit down, and pat on the back meeting, after all the paperwork was done.
HR person was there with him. He said, sorry man, this is X from HR. Your position has been eliminated.   :jaw:

Soooo it turns out from what I gather they simply looked at the org chart, at very high upper level management level, and looked at the position titles, and said, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, and bam... a slew of positions were eliminated. Not really arbitrairily.. but, without looking at individual members, or merit or time in the firm, or anything. Just simply, poof. These spots are gone.
All the dead wood firings happened about a year or two ago.

Soooo   :dremel:

Time to get cracking on some projects while I wait for the severence check, and get all my paperwork sorted, and plaster the internet with resumes.

I got a nice package I guess.. and they have no issues with unemployment etc, plus I get to pay a retarded amount for insurance continuance.. sooo I will make the best of things, and take a breath and make a go of things. Its summertime, kids are out of school.. so I will take it as a mini-vacation.

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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 07:39:04 PM »
Sorry to hear about your job loose. But they are talking about the effect of the Government motors and Chiselers sale to Fiat. Well the fall out from the 20,000 GM let goes will be about 1 GM to 3/4 auto suppliers jobs and that 1 in every 4 of the smaller suppliers with close up shop.

Wife got a letter from the company she works for they are extending her furlough till the middle of July. A Japanese company that bought a part of Chrysler's years ago. I have to hand it to the Japanese as they chopped the big wheels first after the first round of lay offs. and they are only doing the Chrysler unit and the GM units as they close down their palnts till the fun in New York in finished.

With Hummer sold to the Chinese! does that mean they will be making the vehicles for the US Military? There is just something so wrong with that!

And that movie Blade Runner were it was English and Chinese on all the advertising my be coming true sooner that later.
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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 08:57:14 PM »
Hummer sold, but AM General makes the military ones.  They're not going anywhere.

All the chinese get is the H3 and possibly the H2 (built on a 1 ton chassis).
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 09:21:43 PM »
Wow that stinks.

I have been there. I got laid off twice in 08. I only worked maybe 5 months of the year. Almost got laid off again this year but I left the company before the buyout happened.

I feel for you. Get back in the saddle and start applying for work. If you need help with the resume let me know.

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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 01:34:39 AM »
What a bummer, its happening a lot in the UK as well.

You've got to look on the positive side, and turn it into an opportunity.

Good luck

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 09:41:50 AM »
Scott,

Sorry to hear of your problems.

What you must not do is give up.

Try to survive as best you can and only think positive. There is a job out there for you, but your future employer hasn't found you yet, but he/she will do eventually.

Get all those Round-Tuit jobs done first, just to keep yourself from becoming a couch potato.

Best of luck on your search for that dream job.


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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 12:29:47 PM »
Yep Yep... thats the plan... Round Tuits!


I went and made the rounds yesterday to all the shops I do work with on the "hobby" side of automotive stuff. And let them know. They are looking at options for projects and things that they get. Sometimes people come in and say.. "Hey! Can you put a Honda K20 in my Series 1 Lotus Motorsports Elise?" And that would be me... I CAN do that.. in my sleep. Things like that.. easy peasy. Soooo they are keeping an eye open for project like work that they would usually turn away cause of the time involved for one of the owners to do it. I can go in and knock it out in a week.

Couple other friends who work outside the IT field asking me to go work with them.. but Im not sure at what pay level it is. Like Minimum wage, or if its decent.

Getting all my stuff sorted.. trying to get my personal things returned to me from work, paperwork filled out, unemployment stuff.

Project wise I did go get a throwout fork and dust boot ordered for the major silly ass Mazda project in the garage.. so that will be in Thursday. SO I can finish transmission assembly, and mate it to the engine. Then I will fab up the fuel rails, and make some dist blocks. Then I think I can put the engine back in the car!

Resume re-work, and versions are also in the sweltering hours to get done, when its simply insanely too hot to be in the garage. (Its been mid-high 90s ouside with silly humidity)
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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 04:16:41 PM »
Yep Yep... thats the plan... Round Tuits!

Did I start something here.  :scratch:

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Resume re-work, and versions are also in the sweltering hours to get done, when its simply insanely too hot to be in the garage. (Its been mid-high 90s ouside with silly humidity)

Scott, sorry to hear you got laid off. Never happened to me, came close a couple of times. Thing was I was still single at the time and didn't care. Hope you find some steady income down the road. Your lucky to have another talent to fall back on for now. Good luck.

And about those insanley hot days. Up here at the North Pole it's been in the 50's and 60's. Of course I kind of like the cooler weather. Easier to work out side. Got much accomplished here the last few cool days.

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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 04:42:59 PM »
Yep Yep... thats the plan... Round Tuits!

Did I start something here.  :scratch:


Yeah, but we know you'll never finish it before starting something else...   :)
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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 05:04:36 PM »
Sorry to hear that Scott, but as one door closes another opens, (an old saying from mi' Dad) he had many, but, he was generally right .......... good luck, enjoy the mini-vacation and keep the faith  :thumbup:

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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 09:31:11 PM »
Yeah, but we know you'll never finish it before starting something else...   :)

Sadly, your right you know.  :(

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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009, 02:15:02 AM »
Very sorry to hear of your layoff misfortune Scott.

Here`s hoping it`s just a temporary glitch, and better times are just around the corner......


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Re: YAY RECESSION.. not.
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2009, 02:30:17 AM »
He he Thanks guys. It still hasnt sunk in.. but I do feel a bit lost.. LOL

I dodged the bullet the last 4 times they laid people off.. this over 14 years. This time it was complete roll of the dice it seems. Nothing to do for it. /shrug. I cant get mad over it. Not at anyone. Soooo /shrug. 

Needless to say Im kinda laid back. If there was a specific reason... like I screwed up, or someone had it out for me.. thats different LOL I would be mad. But in this case... not much to say.  :med:

Now ask me again in 3 months HA HA HA HA
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