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Old 04-22-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I worked 65-70 hour work weeks at my old job with the CPA firm, sacrificed time with the family, just to get laid off after a couple of years. That was how they rewarded me for all of my hard work, by letting me go.

Never again will I work a job that requires much more than 40 hours a week.
I'll work all the overtime they want me to as long as I am paid hourly... I have no way of knowing what is going to happen in a couple years, but I do know that right now all my overtime dollars go straight into my savings account.

I just can't say no to an extra $1500 or more a month... the decision is easier considering I'm single and all my family is on the east coast.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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I'll work all the overtime they want me to as long as I am paid hourly... I have no way of knowing what is going to happen in a couple years, but I do know that right now all my overtime dollars go straight into my savings account.

I just can't say no to an extra $1500 or more a month... the decision is easier considering I'm single and all my family is on the east coast.
I ain't mad at you. I'd do the same thing.
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Old Today, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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I made my UI last longer by supplementing with freelance work - I reported the freelance $$ I earned each week, and I'd get reduced UI the following week - it stretched out my initial UI "grant" to 11 months instead of 5-6 months. That came in handy - my UI came to an end just as I found full-time work again.

My only advice is to take a deep breath, review and update your resume, and then send it out LIKE CRAZY. Even for jobs for which you think you are not qualified, or an in industry for which you have never worked. Be prepared to get frustrated that you are not getting calls. Admittedly, I was unemployed during the bad time a few years ago (2009), but it was disheartening to send out 1,000 resumes in 11 months and only get called for 3 interviews. But I did eventually find a great job and I'm still here 6 years later.
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