OT: Was Yoo Hoo I got a new job!

Well my string of bad luck just keeps getting worse. I got laid off my new job after 1 week. I cant believe this is happening to me I must have done something truly evil in my youth. I guess I should be thankful the lay off reached folks that had been at the company for 2 years so a one week investment is not that bad. Puff
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are you serious? I know misery loves company, but to revel in the thought that many others also lost their jobs sounds pretty cold hearted, Puff.
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I interpreted his comment as to explain that it probably wasn't something he did wrong. Just a victim of circumstance. I don't see where he's reveling. Just my observation...

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A simple misunderstanding Dave I was saying I don't have it as bad as they do. I guess I said it wrong. Puff

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Puff, Did they pay you for the week you worked ?
I've been in a similar situation, wasn't even around long enough for the 'paperwork' to go through and never got paid.
{Yes - went to the 'State Authorities', and that was a ridiculous waste of time and a LOAD of aggravation. Also, it would have cost more in legal fees than I would 'recover', to go with a 'private' attorney}
Regards & Good Luck, Ron Magen Backyard Boatshop

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Ron Magen responds:

I got paid on one of those back when I was in college. Simply dropped the business owner a note saying I was not happy and would head to the authorities if I didn't get a resolution from him. Got the resolution in a week. Maybe less. That was nearly 40 years ago.
If you're gonna mess with a lawyer, do the 50% fee bit and add pain and suffering and mental anguish to the list.
Charlie Self "It is not strange... to mistake change for progress." Millard Fillmore
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SNIP {now if only a LOT of people, on/in a LOT of NG's, etc., would only learn THAT '4-letter word' . . . but I degress, as usual . . .} SNIP

I think you've got the right word there, Charlie . . .
Regards, Ron Magen Backyard Boatshop
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That's a bummer for you ...apparently management doesn't have the intelligence to NOT hire new employees a week before layoffs of that magnitude? I am surprised some enterprising lawyer hasn't found this scenario fertile ground for lawsuits.
I have a friend who works in IT for a large airline ... the stories he tells of management incompetence are chilling.
I predict that these manifestations of the "dumbing down" are just beginning ... in 20 years this is going to be a third world country with English as its second language.
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Swingman writes:

I'd only argue about the timing. I figure 10-15 years.
Charlie Self "It is not strange... to mistake change for progress." Millard Fillmore
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that's cool! I know the feeling of being misunderstood quite well. :) hope your co-workers and you find equal or better employment soon.
I see how I misinterpreted your earlier post; you left off a semi-colon after "thankful". That would have changed the meaning of the sentence to you were thankful that you got laid off without much investment of time at the company.
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Damn shame, Puff. Keep your head up.
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Jeesh! Who's managing that company? They need to talk to personnel and let them know to freeze the hiring 'cause a reduction is coming! Sorry you got caught up in that mess!
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after 1 week. I cant believe this is happening to me I must have done something truly evil in my youth. I guess I should be thankful the lay off reached folks that had been at the company for 2 years so a one week investment is not that bad.

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Damn man! I really hate to hear that. And I was getting ready to mail you and ask how it was going!!! I am really sorry to hear that. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you. And my offer still goes, what ever wood I got, you got. ASAMOF I got to head down to dads afterwhile, so I think I'll stop by the place and pick up some more maple. You want me to get you anything while I'm down there???
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