Thanks for everything, we're laying you off

So here's the deal: There are a lot of people facing lay offs these days, and as of last Wednesday, I am in the same unfortunate boat, which for a lot of us has a hole in it and is already filled with a lot of water, especially during the holidays. I thought, well if this is going to happen, I may as well share the experience on my blog since there are a lot of emotions involved, and it may be helpful for some of you out there.

So I will be posting daily logs on the following things, and I am sure I will learn more as I go with this:

The emotions involved
The economy and how hard is it really to find a job
What I am doing to find a job (where I post, who I talk to, etc)
What kind of offers I am getting
Eventually my new career!

So, stay tuned for my exciting real-life experience and comments would be GREATLY appreciated and welcomed!

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Comment by Becky Metcalf on December 9, 2008 at 4:55pm
Steve, best of luck out there - I admire your spirit and think it's great that you are using this unfortunate event as an opportunity to help out other folks in the same situation. Go get 'em!
Comment by Slouch on December 9, 2008 at 4:59pm
Steve, have you looked at Recruiting101.com It's a job board that is part of RecruitingBlogs.com for recruiting and HR positions. I just checked it and it says there are about 800 positions.
Comment by Steve on December 9, 2008 at 5:03pm
I have not just yet...just looking locally for now but I am sure it is going to be added to my list!
Comment by Steve Levy on December 9, 2008 at 5:14pm
Steve, what would you like to do even if you weren't being paid to do it? Looking for something that causes great joy and mirth.
Comment by Juan Escobar on December 9, 2008 at 5:52pm
Hey Steve, join the club. I was told the same unfortunate news.
A recruiting opportunity comes out and everyone is fighting over it; just for the company to tell you that the position has been placed on hold, possibly until January 09.
Too many of us out there are facing lay offs. Stay positive, better things will come our way!
Comment by Mark Horwitz on December 12, 2008 at 3:57pm
Steve, hit me up when you have time i might have a position in Chicago for you. We could work togehter like the old days in PA & MD.
Comment by Steve on December 12, 2008 at 4:14pm
sweet.

What is your new number? Mine is 801-661-5129
Comment by Mark Horwitz on December 13, 2008 at 1:09pm
call me on Monday 224-515-7122 talk with you then

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