Got laid off!

lauraska's picture

Hey all,

I am joining the ranks of the unemployed. If anyone has any work that needs to be done, let me know. Hell, I'll even be Stan's construction assistant.

rtsaidred's picture

Sorry to hear that. It's a

Sorry to hear that. It's a tough world these days. Hang in there and good luck job hunting!

teener's picture

holy crap neighbor! I too

holy crap neighbor!

I too was laid off (for the second time in 11 weeks), yesterday.

Well ska- I guess we could go get our nails done now......

dan's picture

Bummer! Good luck to both

Bummer!

Good luck to both of you.

rtsaidred's picture

teener wrote:holy crap

teener wrote:

holy crap neighbor!

I too was laid off (for the second time in 11 weeks), yesterday.

Well ska- I guess we could go get our nails done now......

wow, teener. so sorry! good luck searching (and getting your nails done...)

dan's picture

can I get me nails done with

can I get me nails done with you two?

I'm not laid off, but I get one day off every week. :)

MichelleLynn's picture

sorry about that Laura!! I

sorry about that Laura!! I hope you get something soon!!At least Cobra will be kinda affordable..:)

stilljes's picture

Laura, I'm sorry to hear

Laura, I'm sorry to hear that. Here's to hoping for new and better, sooner than later...

Fishtown_Dave's picture

Wow, sorry to hear that. You

Wow, sorry to hear that. You know things are bad when attorneys are getting let go. The law firm that our company uses also recently announced layoffs.

It may not feel like it now, but things will eventually turn around. Hang in there!

Kat's picture

I'm sorry for you both. I

I'm sorry for you both. I hope you guys find something soon!

jmminarik's picture

This does suck. But it may

This does suck. But it may be the kick you need if either of you have been considering career changes. I had 8 months to consider when I got laid off...decided to stick with what I did well, but the opportunity was there. Besides, my secondary goal of working on a beach renting beach chairs and umbrellas to babes in bikinis and making $200k/year doing it wasn't likely to pan out. Maybe one day. :dontknow:

th's picture

wow guys. I am really sorry

wow guys. I am really sorry to hear it! Teener, what kind of work do you do? We can all keep an eye out for both of you.

fishtownfreak's picture

Sorry to hear that the both

Sorry to hear that the both of you were laid off.

2014 susquehanna's picture

One word.....NO

One word.....NO

nick-bug's picture

I can't imagine anything

I can't imagine anything more upsetting... Good Luck out there!

TECH's picture

That is awful, I know, I've

That is awful, I know, I've been out of work since the 1st of November. Always hated to hear of anyone getting let go, whether I knew them or not. More so now. I do hope to start hearing of people being hired for a change, and giving everyone more hope..

Lisa33's picture

Aw man Laura and Teener. At

Aw man Laura and Teener. At least you guys will have someone to meet for coffee on job searching breaks, and you can motivate each other. I hope you get something really soon!

Cajunmoon's picture

That is a bummer Laura and

That is a bummer Laura and Teener. My best to you both in finding alternate employment.

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

me too! well okay, it was

me too! well okay, it was about 3 weeks ago. let's here it for the fishtown.us unemployed masses!

Gilligan's picture

Losing work stinks. I'm at

Losing work stinks. I'm at work right now. Here are some sites that might be helpful aside from your basic Monster, Careerbuilder, Yahoo/HotJobs. In fact, name your field and I'll post sites from our database.

General:
www.jobcircle.com, www.workphilly.com, craigslist.org

Census 2010 is hiring: www.census.gov

Hourly jobs: www.snagajob.com

Human Resources:
www.shrm.org, www.tristatehr.org, www.sepashrm.org, www.phillyshrm.org

Accounting:
www.jobsinthemoney.com, www.accounting.com

Healthcare (there are tons!)
www.healthecareers.com, www.nurse.com, www.advanceweb.com, www.absolutelyhealthcare.com

IT:
www.dice.com

Manufacturing:
www.maufacturingjobs.com, www.jobsinmanufacturing.com

Constructionjobs.com

Legal:
www.lawmatch.com
www.lawjobs.com
www.emplawyernet.com

Sales & Marketing:
www.salesjobs.com
www.salesheads.com
www.marketingpower.com
www.callcentercareers.com
www.callcenterjobs.com

Check SEPTA.org Careers - they always are hiring Bus Drivers and looking to dispel the 3 myths: you do not have to live in Phila, you do not have to know someone and you do not have to be a minority!

Let me know if you have a skillset you'd like more job board info on. Good luck.

Tom Hillman's picture

Hey Gilligan - very cool .

Hey Gilligan - very cool . Thanks for the info.

tudor's picture

That's really a good deed,

That's really a good deed, Gilligan.

Good luck, Laura and Teener--hope you get something soon.

teener's picture

doode PM me- we should

doode PM me- we should totally take our dogs out walking together....Rocky needs more socialization and I promise he will be good after about 3 hours..haha...but seriously.....lets have a fishtown.us drink to our layoffs meet up sometime next week!

I think I'm going to intern over at the NKCDC for a bit- at least then I will still have something to put on my resume for current work and can pick up some new skills to. I dunno if I could really change my career to community work but who knows---I thought I could about 6 months ago- you never never know and I do love working for my community for no money...so why not do it even more while I figure out what I am doing.........

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:

me too! well okay, it was about 3 weeks ago. let's here it for the fishtown.us unemployed masses!

Check it out- Pops Playground has a website @ http://www.popsplayground.org

teener's picture

Oh and my field is in

Oh and my field is in purchasing, and buying. I am also interested in corporate event planning and marketing.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Can I come to the party? I

Can I come to the party? I got laid off 2 1/2 years ago. Lucky for me I have rental income. Might be considering going back to my previous line of work (environmental) with all the new stim money.

NEW KENZO's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote:

2014 susquehanna wrote:

Might be considering going back to my previous line of work (environmental) with all the new stim money.

Is that what they're calling it now? isn't that code for male prostitute? Well, Im sure walmart will take you.

2014 susquehanna's picture

NEW KENZO wrote:2014

NEW KENZO wrote:
2014 susquehanna wrote:

Might be considering going back to my previous line of work (environmental) with all the new stim money.

Is that what they're calling it now? isn't that code for male prostitute? Well, Im sure walmart will take you.

I'll defer to you on what they call male prostitutes. I've never had to pay.

teener's picture

Oh Snap. Susque you rock of

Oh Snap. Susque you rock of course you can come to the laid off party....

I'll post details soon.

2014 susquehanna wrote:
NEW KENZO wrote:
2014 susquehanna wrote:

Might be considering going back to my previous line of work (environmental) with all the new stim money.

Is that what they're calling it now? isn't that code for male prostitute? Well, Im sure walmart will take you.

I'll defer to you on what they call male prostitutes. I've never had to pay.

Check it out- Pops Playground has a website @ http://www.popsplayground.org