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I tried to get some work done today on the Stang, but just couldn't. I just got word today that I was laid off. I work for a security company and we contract to a fortune 500 company and today they decided that they don't need us anymore. I kinda still have a job, but they can put me anywhere else at a lower pay scale,(if and when when they find something) It really sucks! Well, I'll find out Monday what they offer. Swmbo will be very upset-she's away for the w/e so she don't know yet.Sorry I just had to vent.

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the down turn in the market was bound to have an effect..I have a feeling we are in for a rough year..hang in there Buddy..things always work out

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Yeah bad news, been there !
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sorry to hear about your news.
If you lliked working at that "Fortune 500" company, go to their HR Department and see if they are hiring. They may have decided to hire their own internal security. Other companies I have worked for have done that to reduce costs.

Good luck - and there is still a lot of work that can be done on our old cars without spending!!! Elbow greese is cheap!


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Thanks, guys. I guess I'll have to wait until Monday to see.
Maybe it's time I went back into the auto field. I dunno.......

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Sorry to hear about things for you. My best friend's father is a security guard with diabetes. He has certain dietary and work requirments to keep his health good, but his employer is constantly neglecting them and giving him the run around. You are in a tough profession as it is, I hope you find work you enjoy soon, something with a heafy pay raise which you can sink into your mustang.

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Sorry to hear about that, I'm starting to hear this more and more every day around hear. It is indeed going to be a rough year. Hang in there, I truly believe this down turn in the economy is going to be relatively short.

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From all of the folks I know who have been layed off recently they have just about all been able to find rthe same or better jobs! Keep your chin up!

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Wow, that's bad news, but like everyone else says, hang in there, lot's of opportunities are still out there.

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Sorry about your job. Looks like it may be time to again reinvent yourself. Good luck.

I think the economy started to destabilize early last year with an oil shortage. This year we have other energy issues... sort of scary. The world wide economy is so interrelated that the impact of these troubles may roll in and out slowly like waves on the ocean with a rising tide of economic problems, and may last a year or more. Going back up is always slower than going down. Two things are for sure: (1) energy cost is going up, and, (2) our real income is going down. Just make sure you do what is best for yourself.

Does anybody have a different take on this?


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Man, I sure know how you feel.
My situation at work isn't very hopeful right now either.
Between several layoffs and shipping machines overseas in my deptartment, I've been quite nervous the last few weeks.

Hopefully things will look brighter soon for you.

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Hang in there Bob! I can tell you from experience that it will work out. I was "downsized" about 6 months ago. Just now got my act together and started my own company.

It was hard to convince SWMBO that I should be spending time and money on the stang when unemployed.

I think I will write about it here later as parts of it are Mustang related.

Keep the attitude positive. If you are religious, pray. If not it might be a good time to start as it has helped me to no end. I got a lot of answers.

Good luck. You will come out the other end of this better off I suspect.-Doug

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I just lost my job too. International Paper bought our mill last summer . Closed it down last month. They also closed a mill in the next town. These were stud mills. Thats 230 people out of work. I have no idea what I will do yet. Its hard to find any job paying more then seven or eight dollars an hour here. I am trying to get some training in another field, so i am taking tests and going to meetings. Hopefully it will work out.
 

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To all the folks in this thread that are concerned about the economy, I can tell you as a hiring manager at a Fortune 200 company, that there are fields still crying for people. I can't get enough people with computer skills, especially UNIX.

Those that I can find (even new college grads) are starting at upwards of $45K. If they have 4-5 years experience, it's a lot higher still. It's almost as hot for NT skills (real vs. paper). And BTW, college degrees are not necessary for these jobs. They help, but the real requirement is the technical knowledge or the ability to gain it.

I've pretty much been where you guys are now, except it was 1980. I'd been out of the service for a few years, newly married, and lost my job with the L.A. School District where I was a limited-credential Drivers Ed teacher. I'd gotten sick and when I was ready to go back to work, the eye standards had changed and my vision didn't meet the new standards. (Interesting side note is that I had a perfect safety record going back 4 years. The sharp-eyed instructor who replaced me allowed one of his students to sideswipe a parked car his first week on the job).

Anyway, I went to technical school for six months to get a certificate in electronics and that got me started. I've never had to worry about a job since (although the higher I go in management, the less secure it feels).

You are right for this type of career if you have all or most of the following attributes:

1.) A strong work ethic and don't mind working nights and weekends when the situation calls for it;
2.) Good problem-solving skills, meaning the ability to think through a problem and break it down into logical chunks, then attack those with the highest probability of success. (You do this with your Mustangs every day)
3.) A willingness to ask for help from others with more knowledge and/or experience (isn't that why you come to the VMF?)
4.) The ability to articulate a problem clearly and concisely to someone with far less technical knowledge than yourself.
5.) A willingness to keep learning new and better technology (in my world, technical skills have a maximum 5-year useful life; if I haven't kept up, I'm obsolete in 5 years).

The world is changing, but the demand for information and the people who can build and support the systems that generate it is huge and shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. If you need to change direction, this is an opportunity you can seize now.

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I feel for you! I was laid-off in mid November. I am a seasonal employey for now with the city, hopes to be a permanent engineer some day. But I lost about 2/3 of my average pay when I took unimployment insurance. The worst part is, If take another job elseware I'll loose even more. Stay optimistic though, some thing will come along!

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Sorry about your problems!! I know, my work is real slow right now too!! It got to the point where I'd only work once a week. Just hang in there, and life has a way of working itself out!! Take care.

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