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Layed Off :( Drinks on me.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by kmp77, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    So I just got layed off, along with many others, from my job. Clients just aren't spending the money like that had been doing. Been there 4 years this month. Nice anniversary present :( So now I'm a designer out of work. I've been doing freelance for an iPhone app company on the side so hopefully that'll turn into something more. On the bright side, I'm single, no family and no kids so no one I have to support. Actually that doesn't sound all that bright. So I guess I need to look into unemployment compensation. Anyone have any tips on that?

    So anyyyywayyy, in honor of a crudtastic/sorta happy day.....beer is on me!!

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    PS Anyone know who the chick on the right is? I want to have her babies...errr....I mean....other way around I think........
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Well that sucks, man.

    I've been there, so I hope things turn around quickly for you.
  3. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I had a friend who got laid off and had to get unemployment benefits for a couple months. I think the only advice is to fill everything out as soon as possible and just get the claim in. Hope things turn around soon!
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    That sucks :(

    I'll bet something even better happens as a result though, so chin up! :)

    BTW, no idea who the chick is, but I hear ya!!!!!
  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    I'm sorry to hear that. It seems like anybody could get whacked these days.
    What kind of designer are you?

    BTW, the chick on the right is my mistress, so step off! ;)
  6. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    Sorry to hear that. I'm in the Cattle business so i work all year for nothing so an unemployment check sounds good to me:eek::
  7. thebigeasy88

    thebigeasy88 Member

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    I was laid off for 4 months. Got to spend the first 2 months of my daughters life at home with her and then found a job 2 miles from my house. Life couldn't be better right now.

    Things happen for a reason man. Keep your head up and enjoy the time off if you can. Things will work out.
  8. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    That's my next door neighbor. :D

    But on a more serious note, sorry to hear you about your layoff. :eek::

    I guess it's time to start that multi-million dollar Internet business that you been thinking about. Get that baby cranked up and all is well on the home front. :D
  9. Avaj

    Avaj Peace Be Still

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    Sorry to hear that and hope a door opens for you soon.
  10. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Graphics/Media/Web

    I do graphics design, multimedia, 3d, photography, web design etc.
  11. WarC

    WarC Active Member

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    Hang in there buddy things will turn around. I too was out of work for close to 4 months this year, but after all the searching and interviews and getting into the new job, I appreciate the change in perspective and the knowledge that came with experiencing it. And unemployment aid is a life saver, it really lets you concentrate on finding the right kind of job you want.

    The girls are from an oktoberfest in munich, germany.

    Different girls, different year, same event:

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  12. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    This economy is very hard on that field. I left stock photography studio just before it sank last year and moved into Pharma Advertising.

    The best advice I could give is to look to pharmaceutical advertising, as it's maintaining a pretty good level of steadiness for so many different fields. A few in my company have been laid off, but others have been hired in other areas and it's very steady right now.

    Good luck.
  13. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    What a nice pair of...........BEERS.......yup....beers is what I was gonna say.
  14. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    my mother and my friend have both gotten laid off in the past year, they have both decided to spend some time to themselves while their former employer and the government pays them. make the best of it, learn a language, an instrument, read books, better yourself and opportunites are sure to come.
  15. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Been there man...You shall recover !!!!!!!!!
  16. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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  17. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I got laid off for the first time in July of last year.

    PM me if you have any questions about job sites, unemployment compensation, or anything else regarding being laid off.
  18. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    Just got laid off after 19 years with GE. Now a full-time student in the field of respiratory therapy.

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