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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
There have been rumors flying around at work again, about layoffs in January! This isn't a good one either -- the rumors are that they are going to let the operators go & just the techs & engineers are going to run the fab. Another thing -- one supervisor just quit last week & we just found out that our other supervisor is leaving to go to another fab to become an operator so he can take the buyout when the fab that he's going to closes in 3 months. Not a good sign that both nights supervisors have left!

I worry what will happen -- both hubby and I work on same shift. I worry that we both will be let go & that we will lose our house and everything I think what will happen to the cats if that ever happens ...... I can tell you I will not give them up if it does come down to that -- I will be on the streets before they are or are given away. This just really sucks especially around Christmas time How can you not think good thoughts? And, usually rumors that go around -- are true. So, hopefully it's not. The thing that sucks is they won't tell anyone what's going on --
post #2 of 28
OH NO TIG!! I've got my fingers crossed for you love......what a horrible situation to be in!! Let us know what happens!!
post #3 of 28
Tigger - have faith. I hope all will work out for you. It is maddening when the 'bosses treat employees like children and not let them know what is happening. This is you LIFE for gosh sakes!!!
post #4 of 28
Oh, Tigger, I hope everything works out ok. Sometimes rumors are just rumors. Hopefully that will be the case. My husband was laid off last year the first week of December. He didn't start working again until Feb 14. Since I stay at home with the kids, we had zero income. It was rough, but God provided. I too was worried about our pets but thankfully my neighbor provided for the cats (food and litter) until Doug started working again. It's a very scarey time for a lot of people right now.
post #5 of 28
The bosses leaving bothers me more than mere rumors would. But you are paying attention and have time to prepare a little. Surely you can send out 'feelers' to see if there's anything else in the area or maybe someplace within the company to transfer? I know it's rough, but if you take steps for damage control, then if it happens at least you won't feel as much a victim.

Here's hoping it's all a tempest in a teapot for you.
post #6 of 28
And if you do get laid off, be sure to get all the info you need from your company about unemployment. My husband didn't do this and we never got a cent. Very frustrating!
post #7 of 28
I don't know what it is like in the USA, but in Canada we are in a big ecomonic down trend. I work for Employment Insurance, which is the government sponsered program for people who are laid off. More and more people are being laid off and having to use the system. I have a number for Arizona that you can call and find out what type of unemplloyment benefits you can expect if you need them. Hopefully you won't need them, but somethings it is better to be prepared for what may happen. This number is for the Arizona State office that deals with these issues. It is 1-877-600-2722. I have this number as people move to Canada from the States and have to file against the state the worked in. I hope this helps, but my prayers are with you that you don't need the info.
post #8 of 28
Oh no Tigger! I hope it never happens!!!!If you need anything don't hesitate to email me. I will help ya every way I can!!!!!!!!!
Not the greatest thing to hear on your birthday is it?
post #9 of 28
Oh Tigger I am sooooo sorry I hope very much everything will be fine.

Don't I feel petty and small - I was just complaining about a salary freeze and increase in work hours. :disturbed
post #10 of 28
Tigger, am sending good, positive wishes your way!

Its hard enough worrying about losing your job, but it must be especially difficult with both of you being there.

I hope all turns out okay for you.
post #11 of 28

Hi Tigger :angel2:

My prayers and thoughts are with you! Please try to think positive, have Faith...it's my belief if you put out positive thoughts, you'll get positive energy back. I believe that you'll be fine. Here's to a lot of positive energy being sent your way Tigger!

post #12 of 28
I know what you are going through. I was working for a company for three years and it closed in January of this year without warning. I have been unemployed for six months, living on unemployment checks, found a job at seven-eleven, thought it was good since I was working almost everyday, and then have my hours cut until I work only twice a week. It is really hard getting on my feet when I have no experience and rent is high. Hopefully, with the coming year, everything will change for the better. I've been fighting depression because of my state.
post #13 of 28
I know it is very difficult, but try not to worry about losing your house right now. I agree with the others, you have time to plan ahead by finding out about the unemployment benefits in your state, and looking around for different jobs.

Let us know what happens, and good luck!
post #14 of 28
Oh Tigger, I will say a prayer that you don't get laid off!!! My thoughts are with you, and please let us know how it goes!!
post #15 of 28
Good thoughts for you! I hope this is all just talk. I know it's hard, having to worry about finances. I have had to take a second job because it is so slow at the first one. I was listening to the finance segment on FOX news and they said the hard times should begin to subside in January. I sure hope they know what they are talking about. Please try not to worry and ruin your holidays! It may just be a case of much ado about nothing.
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
It happened to me ....... There was a meeting at 6:30, and I was the only operator in the meeting w/ a bunch of other techs ..... the only operator out of our shift to be "sent" to another fab for another 6 months... they are sending us to another plant to help shutdown. Atleast I get paid for tonight & tomorrow, then I go to orientation on Monday. After that, we only have a job for 6 months -- im looking for a new job tomorrow.
post #17 of 28
do you mean you got laid off?
post #18 of 28

I know it's easy to say...but, in my life it seems like when something like that happens, I feel like I was hit by a truck, but then I know intuitively that something good always happens for me.

Have blind faith. Believe in yourself, have faith and you'll see that there will be something much better brought into your life.

post #19 of 28
Does your husband know if he will be laid off soon too?????
post #20 of 28
when I posted, all your post said was 'it happened to me' which is why I asked what now appears to be a redundant question.

That sucks, but on the bright side you have six months to look. When it comes out of the blue, you are suddenly just out of work without warning.

I really believe that things happen for a reason. I know there is something better for you around the corner. Maybe you'll get a job with regular hours!

does this affect your husband as well?
post #21 of 28
Oh I am so sorry you got laid off....I wish I could say something to make you feel better, but I'm sure I can't, just know we care and we are all here for you to talk to, and I will send out good thoughts that you will soon get an even better job!!
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, to be honest, I don't want to stick around for another 6months ..... if it is true, you can ask for a VSP instead of taking the buyout, so I think I will ask about that.

THere are quite a few jobs out there in the paper, that sound good, so maybe I will get lucky. There is a city job paying between $29,000 - $35,000 for a police records technician, so I think I will try out for that, too. As for my hubby, no, he stays...... he got to come home w/ me, though.
post #23 of 28
I really don't know what to say, but I wanted to let you know that I hope everything works out for you, and I'm praying you get the job that's perfect for you!
post #24 of 28
It's always really shocking when you get laid off, but it sounds like you're starting to get your head together. If the package is good, I'd be tempted to take the severance and look for a new job. You'd have all day to look for work, and it doesn't sound like it would take too long for you to find something. Plus you might end up with a few extra dollars in the bank if the severance is good enough. It could work to your advantage. But it must feel really horrible and weird right now.
post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
I didn't expect it to be me though. When we came in, there was rumor that 4 operators and a bunch of techs were let go. I called hubby and told him I hoped it wasnt going to be one of us, and then he had heard from the previous shift, that they were letting go of the bays that just had 1 person. Well, I was the only one in my bay since mid-November. So, when my supervisor called me and told me to meet him in the breakroom, I knew something wasn't right. I called hubby & started crying & he told me to be strong. Well, when the plant operations manager came in & put the slides up, I had tears going down my face, and then I stopped. You dont want others to see you crying, ya know? Then, they started getting ready to hand out our schedule for the new plant, and I started bawling, so the HR lady asked me if I wanted to go upstairs, and I said yes. You see, they have screwed us over, royally: we only have 1 car ..... I have to be at orientation on Monday @ 5:45am! Nights one, which is what hubby works, is 6-6 .... So, now I have to call the person who I am supposed to meet on Monday tomorrow to tell them what's going on: i'm going to be late getting there, and I have to leave early for hubby to get to work on-time!

I hope it works out ok -- hopefully, I won't have to be there for long ........ but, I just want to still.
post #26 of 28
Is there any possibility that either you or your husband could ride to and from work with a co-worker? That would help with the transportation problem, and maybe riding a city bus back and forth is another option.
post #27 of 28
Tigger, I am so sorry that you have lost your job. I deal with unemployed people everyday in my job and I know how difficult it is. All I can suggest is to take a few days before you make a decision on what you are going to do. If you get the package, will it be lump sum, or will they continue to pay you for the 6 months (if it is lump sum there is normal more taxes taken off). In your Orientation, find out if you stay with the company and work out the remainder of the time, will they provided with outsourcing services (help with resumes, job finding, training, etc). Don't forget to call that number I posted earlier in the site to find out what type of State benefits you may be entitled to. I you want to discuss anything, e-mail or pm me as I am well versed in unemployment, for the end of helping people find employemnt.
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, if I choose to stay til the buyout, it will probably equal to about $6,000, but then tax that, too ....... Ya, some will say, stay, but I really don't want to after all the lying they have done to us. They told us a week before Christmas, we would all be fine, and look what happened. I am going to see if I can still get a voluntary severance packaged ...... if they offer one......

No, we don't have anyone who lives out by our way I tried paging the person I am supposed to meet tomorrow (guessing a supervisor), and no call-back! So, now what the heck am I supposed to do?
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