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Postby Emi » March 15th, 2011, 6:43 pm

Good vibes heading your way Liz, every thing in life happens for a reason, even tho at the moment we don't think so, we have you and yours in our thoughts an prayers, and Miss Dottie sends licks for you...
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Postby FAB dogs » March 15th, 2011, 7:31 pm

Hang tough girl. Take a deep breath. If you do get laid off, you get severance and unemployment, right? You may have to tighten your belt some, but you can get by on that for the short term. The job market is supposed to be opening up some, so it may just be a short term situation. Work all your angles, including (especially) the dog stuff.

I was laid off in July of '09. Two months of mind numbing boredom (not to mention moments of sheer panic). Then the local animal shelter called me about a dog that needed rescue. I mentioned being unemployed and they told me they needed a temporary part time receptionist while the regular receptionist was out on sick leave. 5 hours a day and as long as I reported it, I still got some unemployment benefits. When the regular receptionist decided not to come back, the job turned into permanent part time. When my unemployment ran out, they put me on full time. Granted, it's $10k less a year than my previous job, but I'm able to keep my house, car, dogs, and still get a meal a day. :mrgreen: Not a long-term career move, but at least I'm surviving.

I know it's easy to say, but try not to stress too much about the future. I had moments of overwhelming panic and depression. Seriously thinking that I might lose my house and dogs and have to move into a homeless shelter. That was a real possibility too. There were times when I'd get out a stop watch and just tell myself if I could get through the next 60 seconds I'd be okay. Truly had to take it minute by minute rather than even consider anything beyond getting through the day. I highly recommend getting a stop watch for just that reason. I no longer think about what if, or the future. I just run on instinct and sheer nerve sometimes. Before losing my job, I was always obsessing and worrying. If losing my job has taught me anything it's that you can't predict what will happen next.

Think of this as an exciting time in your life. You can evolve, change, reinvent yourself, whatever. So many times you hear about people who lose their jobs and start a new business or new career, etc. YOU can be one of those people!! Keep your chin up and try to see the positive that can come from this.
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Postby BigDogBuford » March 15th, 2011, 8:03 pm

Thinking good thoughts for you.
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Postby call2arms » March 15th, 2011, 8:45 pm

Oh poops.

Hope things go well for you, and that if this doesn't work out, that some amazing opportunities will happen... quickly.
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Postby copperlegend » March 15th, 2011, 9:38 pm

I lost my last job on April Fools day last year. I looked at it as an opportunity to foster, really take care of my home and yard, get more active, and essentially better myself. 2 months later, I had my dream job, my dream dog, and no longer had stomach issues/stress related illnesses. Almost a year later, and I am so much happier with my life.

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Postby airwalk » March 15th, 2011, 9:46 pm

If you do get laid off...there will be something bigger, better and more wonderful for you!
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Postby mnp13 » March 15th, 2011, 9:49 pm

We'll get this figured out... no worries.

Ok, lots of worries, but they will settle down. If I made it through last year, you'll make it through this. Promise.
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Postby Hundilein » March 15th, 2011, 10:22 pm

Big hugs to you, Liz. Losing my last job turned out to be the best thing that could have happened. I am sending extra good thoughts that the same will hold true for you.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » March 15th, 2011, 10:47 pm

Sending good vibes your way, sweets.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 16th, 2011, 1:19 am

Thank you all. I drank a bottle of wine for dinner and crashed into bed at 9pm. I'm now on a second wind and slightly less hysterical. I really appreciate your support.
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Postby TinaMartin » March 16th, 2011, 1:23 am

Thinking positive thoughts for you Liz.
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Postby iluvk9 » March 16th, 2011, 5:32 am

:) I knew we could turn this thread around! Look at all the new doors of opportunity that were opened for people! You will be next, should you have to change jobs. :dance:
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 16th, 2011, 9:33 am

You know that there's a room for you and Inara out here in MD...if you need it...to crash and recoup, or to stay for a while...either way...our doors are open. :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 16th, 2011, 2:25 pm

Thanks, Erin. :hug3:
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Postby mnp13 » March 16th, 2011, 2:46 pm

Or here. Connor would love to have his girlfriend in house! lol
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 16th, 2011, 2:48 pm

She'd break him again. :wink: But thank you. :)
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Postby pitsnok » March 16th, 2011, 3:00 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:She'd break him again. :wink: But thank you. :)

:giggle:

Thinking about you, Liz! Everything will work out for the best, no matter what happens!
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Postby BullyLady » March 16th, 2011, 3:21 pm

Same here in Spokane, Liz. But God knows you would never want to live here..... :giggle:
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Postby Jenn » March 16th, 2011, 3:33 pm

:hug3: I second what others have said... Brighter days are ahead hon!! I know it doesn't seem like it, and it may not for a while, but hang in there.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 16th, 2011, 5:08 pm

You guys are awesome. It really helps knowing what a support system I have. I'm having ups and downs, random crying interspersed with anger and humor. I feel quite bipolar. :wink: I have a ton of friends who seem to have made it their personal mission to find me a new job, for which I am appreciative. Just sucks trying to be responsible - I cancelled my dog show at the end of this month and cancelled the collar I'd ordered for Inara. I figure every penny counts and needs to be saved right now. Boo. Saving money is NOT my strength. Or fun.
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