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Old 02-26-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Got laid off today

...good thing I just bought $350 of equipment. Definitely wouldn't be getting it now.

Anybody know of a company hiring mechanical engineers with 3-4 years experience? Looking to stay in the midwest.

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Old 02-26-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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That sucks.

Good luck in your search.

Try :
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Also Craigslist-but be careful. I don't call the one without a phone # or company contact.

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Old 02-26-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that man. There are next to NO jobs in California. You couldn't work at the McDonald's in my town even if you wanted to. Hope things are better where you're at.

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Old 02-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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Been there and it is not fun, but you can learn to live on very little. Like the fee for the internet you are reading this on is really not needed for happiness. When I was off I had two kids and a new house. So we found out how to live without net, cable, cellphone, and any other thing we could think of. You know those were not that bad of times.

I guess all my ramblings are saying is it will be O.K. Good luck!

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
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Be sure to take the PE exam... I think it's 4 years of experience, but it's been 20 years since for me. Make you more marketable.

Good luck, wish I could help. I have been there and it sucks.

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I hate seeing these posts...

Sorry to hear that man. Best of luck and remember...thing happen for a reason.

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So sorry PoB. We had a layoff today too. Lost 20% of our workers and I lost half my staff. Our mechanical group was spared though. Two months ago, they were understaffed. Unemployment rate in our county is close to 10%.

Our owner had some good words for the departed. He stressed that this was not anything that the workers did wrong, but circumstances out of their control. He encouraged those effected to not let this effect their self esteem. Believe in your self and know that you are good and will be valuable to any company you end up at.

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We had a layoff in jan, 20 workers. Currently approximatly 85% of the shop is out on a 1.5 week layoff, supposedly are scheduled to come back on monday, I suppose well see. I have been one of the lucky ones on the shop floor. Engineering has not been touched at all, they have been working the floor in the place of the regular operators (proving new jobs from what I've seen, and we're not a union shop, or I would think that would stop quick)

I count myself lucky

Hang in there man, Ive been through tough times, where I didnt even own a set of clothing......Im sure youve got it better than that.

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Thanks, guys. I'll be taken care of. It's not Cessna that provides for my family...

I'll be cutting all the expenses that I can, starting today. Internet probably won't be one of them, considering it's fairly critical to applying for jobs these days.

Tankenator: Wow, those must have been tough times. I, too, consider myself fortunate to have what I have.

Time to polish up the resume and scatter it about.

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