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Unread 03-25-2011, 05:58 PM
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Default So I decide to pay off my credit card last night and now my job is letting people go

Damm, I would have held on to that money just in case I'm next in the upcoming weeks. I just like to have as much money in my account as possible when a job starts letting people go. So now it's nervous time because not only did I pay off the Amex Card, but I paid the balance on the rest of my bills

Wis I can turn back the clock.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Damm, I would have held on to that money just in case I'm next in the upcoming weeks. I just like to have as much money in my account as possible when a job starts letting people go. So now it's nervous time because not only did I pay off the Amex Card, but I paid the balance on the rest of my bills

Wis I can turn back the clock.

Are you aggressively seeking another job? If not, why not?
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:07 PM
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Are you aggressively seeking another job? If not, why not?
I was going to start seeing what other opportunities were out there in the fall but after seeing three people get let go in 2 weeks I think I better
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I was going to start seeing what other opportunities were out there in the fall but after seeing three people get let go in 2 weeks I think I better
You indicated in a post recently, that there was no problems with funding, or are they just letting people go because of ???? Honestly, this workplace of yours sounds crazy, TV. I'd start looking too.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:29 PM
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You indicated in a post recently, that there was no problems with funding, or are they just letting people go because of ???? Honestly, this workplace of yours sounds crazy, TV. I'd start looking too.
I have to agree with you
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Unread 03-26-2011, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Damm, I would have held on to that money just in case I'm next in the upcoming weeks. I just like to have as much money in my account as possible when a job starts letting people go. So now it's nervous time because not only did I pay off the Amex Card, but I paid the balance on the rest of my bills

Wis I can turn back the clock.
How come you didn't take on board the fact that your workplace has been unstable lately (reappointment of a supervisor who previously let people go, etc. etc.) and that jobs might be shed? Heck, I'm sitting here halfway around the world and - just from reading a few of your threads - even I knew your job most likely wasn't safe. Plenty of posters have been telling you the same thing. Do you just post stuff and never take any notice of the responses?
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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:39 AM
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How come you didn't take on board the fact that your workplace has been unstable lately (reappointment of a supervisor who previously let people go, etc. etc.) and that jobs might be shed? Heck, I'm sitting here halfway around the world and - just from reading a few of your threads - even I knew your job most likely wasn't safe. Plenty of posters have been telling you the same thing. Do you just post stuff and never take any notice of the responses?


To be honest I guess I'm kind of content with my job due to the money and the fact that it's in walking distance. So I was looking at it like everything will be fine and didn't feel the need to job search right now. What Iam doing now after yesterday is creative job searching not the typical go to careerbuilder and browse job postings type of job search.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Damm, I would have held on to that money just in case I'm next in the upcoming weeks. I just like to have as much money in my account as possible when a job starts letting people go. So now it's nervous time because not only did I pay off the Amex Card, but I paid the balance on the rest of my bills

Wis I can turn back the clock.
I consider this a good thing - your bills are paid off.

If you're nervous about your job security, keep the bills at zero. Cut your spending to the core and sock the money away.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You have the security of knowing, now, that you can accept a casual or part time or temporary job that only pays enough to keep up with you daily living expenses, which can be cut as necessary. Now, you're in control of what you need to earn.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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I think it is better to have paid off the bills and besides that you haven't been let go yet... maybe you won't.... if you were let go, at least you CAN adjust your lifestyle so that you can find some kind of work to make it through... if you didn't pay the bills off, you would be scrambling to find something to pay the bills and adjust your lifestyle (ie you may have turned down a job that didn't pay as much to your own detriment)...
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