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My husband just lost his job

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#31 RoryS

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    Posted 21 January 2009 - 01:09 PM

    In these days, the best thing your husband can do is network, network, network. Talk to everybody you know and let them know you're looking. If he worked with customers/clients; let them know too. Sometimes it's difficult for a man to reach out to others, because their job is part of who they are, especially, if they have a successful career. He'll need your support and love more than ever now. I know when my husband was laid off years ago; I sometimes felt he really wasn't looking to find something else (which, I know was not the case), but he just didn't want to take a job - just to have a job. We went thru another lay-off years later and I learned from that first experience. I even networked for him and people were very kind and helpful. It definitely brought us closer together the 2nd time around because my approach was better. :)

    #32 Debs

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      Posted 21 January 2009 - 01:26 PM

      My hubby is on a short term layoff too till March. This happens every year, so it's expected, but it still sucks! Not only that, but he works in Toronto and we are living in Brockville now.

      We had both agreed that he would stay working there till he found something here, but yikes, we didn't think it would take this long. There's nothing around here at all, not even Kingston/Ottawa in his field, so he's starting from scratch. So he's also thinking of going back to school now as well.

      Blah. The economy SUCKS!

      #33 twinkletoes

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        Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

        I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. I know EXACTLY how he must be feeling, as I was working with software as well and got laid off 2 months b4 my wedding in DR!!! Times are hard, but we told ourselves, we could be much worse off. Tell your hubby to hang in there and keep his head up (I know, easier said than done). Here's a dannce for u and him to hoping he finds a better opportunity soon
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