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Anxious.. Will I be laid off?

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#11 sunsetbride1

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    Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:01 PM

    Originally Posted by Sapphire723
    I thought the same thing. I'm an accountant and we're in high demand, but they still laid off 30% of my department effective Thursday. I found out that they also let go a lot of my Japanese contacts.
    Thankfully, I'm still employed. I'm pretty sure I won't be in danger any time soon, because I'm an MVP of my organization. Although, they've been slowly offshoring our work to Slovakia, so I wouldn't be surprised if they got rid of our jobs altogether in the next few years. Plus, if they do cut me, it releases me of my obligation to the company for my MBA. I either have to stay with them for two years after I graduate in May or I have to pay them back for the degree. If I leave the company, I can definitely make more somewhere else, but I'd owe them lots of money in return.
    I hope that everything turns out ok for you.
    I am glad that things are working out for you and if anything, you will at least have a great and free education to fall back on. Good luck with everything!

    Originally Posted by YoursTruly
    Everyone is feeling the pinch and pressure so you are not alone in this. Keep prayerful and positive.
    Originally Posted by MarieSam
    Sending lots of positive vibes your way Shannon ~ everyone is on pins and needles these days because the economy is in the crapper I'm hoping for the best for you, so keep us posted!
    Thank you both!! Every bit of positive reinforcement helps.. I just found out that it will probably happen within the next week or two!

    #12 katrina


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      Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:07 PM

      shannon, i was laid off about two months ago and it's been stressful BUT not unbearable. i'm in NJ also and the unemployment benefits actually aren't that bad. i'd honestly say that the worst part of it all is emotional and feeling expendable, it's a crummy feeling. but anyway, if it happens and you have any questions about NJ unemployment, let me know. i'm a friggin expert. :)

      #13 ddiinnyyeell

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        Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:56 AM

        It's terrible the amount of lay offs that have been going on. My fiancee's business is suffering due to client lay offs. I work in business banking and they are planning on taking away our incentive pay for sales. (That's the majority of my pay check!) It's stressful. I wish you girls the bet of luck to pull through these tough times!
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