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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:02 AM
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I hate layoffs
even when I'm not layed off :(

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Wolfman 11 Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:02 AM
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1. I wish I could get laid off
because that would infer that I could get a job
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:03 AM
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2. Well, me, too!
Why do they call it "layed" off? Sounds too much like "laid" which implies what is happening to you is fun. "Screwed" off is more like it! :evilgrin:
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:09 AM
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3. exactly
especially in this economy...
theres nowhere to go.
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wakfs Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:15 AM
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5. At my old company
They called it "Reduction in Force" or RIF. In fact (and I know this to be true), the managers were all required to refer to it as RIF. So you'd be at meetings and a manager would say something like "blah blah blah the RIF blah blah" or "The RIF is blah blah" well, you get the picture. They were not allowed to use the phrase "layoff" under any circumstance.

Needless to say, I too was ultimately RIFFED.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:09 AM
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4. we could start calling it 'getting bushed'
did you get bushed?

what am i going to do, i just got bushed
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:16 AM
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6. Or BushWacked
Changing the english language to make a permanent reminder of Bush's incompetence would be a good thing...
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:18 AM
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7. I'll be bushed at the end of the week
In more ways than one. Talking to these so-called "techs" in India is like talking to a brick wall.


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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:27 AM
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11. ughh
it's just plain WRONG to make someone train their replacement when they aren't voluntarily leaving.
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:20 AM
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8. We are amidst a ...
10% work force reduction at my company. I am in a division that is not part of the mainstream commercial products. We are profitable.

I think I am safe, but like the poster, there are people that I know and care for that might be out of work very soon.

Cheers
Drifter

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:20 AM
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9. Try being on the other end ...
laid off since November 1, 2002
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:26 AM
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10. It sucks
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 10:26 AM by indigo32
no doubt. I wish you luck in your search. We've gone about a year now without any reductions... I'm now scared again. More than that I hate seeing people go through it. As for going through it myself... well I'm thanking my lucky stars.
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