personal -- I just got laid off

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personal -- I just got laid off

Not fun news.

They downsized my department and a lot of folks were let go. I was the top level within my team so I'm out too. I have 2 more weeks of work, then 10 weeks of severance plus my bonus. So that gives me some time. Truth is I've been really unhappy there for a while and need something much more creative, so I'm trying to be positive and see this as a much-needed kick in the a** to find something more interesting.

One of the other sites already wants me to do some freelance writing for them, which is nice.

But I'm in a bit of shock. Just found out this afternoon.

I keep joking that it's just because they were afraid I'd finally win the bake-off this year.

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Oh no! I am so sorry. :bigarmhug:

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I am sorry to hear it! The universe sometimes just shoves you forth and makes you shake things up. Listen to that voice that is saying it's a good thing. That is the attitude to keep. (if you do linked in, find me there and I can maybe brainstorm some networking ideas.)

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Thanks. I am the queen of LinkedIn, it's how I got the job I have now!

Yes I am trying to see it that way...the universe just gave me a shove. It has done so before.

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I'm sorry, that is never fun even if it was time for a change anyway. Having said that, I love your attitude and I fully believe that there is something better waiting just around the corner for you. You're an obviously smart and talented lady and I have zero doubt you'll hit the ground running.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

Thanks. I am the queen of LinkedIn, it's how I got the job I have now!

It is terrible, but all of you lovely ladies blend together in my mind sometimes. Are you the one that works in the TV industry?

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

It is terrible, but all of you lovely ladies blend together in my mind sometimes. Are you the one that works in the TV industry?

Yes...I'm at A&E. (for another few weeks)

Joined: 08/17/04
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Laurie~so sorry to hear this. I know it will only mean good things for you but I know it's a bit of a shock anyway.

Hugs to you.

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Laurie,

Sorry for your news but agree with the assessment of the others. I firmly hope and believe you'll find a new job that you'll excel at AND be happy in! Can't wait to see what's in store!

Sending you good job finding wishes!

~Missy

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ITA with the others -- I'm sorry to hear this but it really sounds like the universe pushing you to something better!

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Laurie,

I'm so sorry to hear this Sad I hope that whatever comes next makes you look back on this positively! I was laid off once and the job i got after that one was definitely better.

It definitely sounds like you were ready for a change, esp. since you had been looking around already too. I hope you find a great replacement for your current job!

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This must suck Laurie! But we know how wanted you are, I am sure you will find something better asap!!

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Aw that sucks Laurie, but I couldn't have said it better than Alissa. Your rockin attitude is what will get you that perfect job in no time. Smile

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I'm so sorry Laurie...that really sucks :(. I hope this brings about the perfect opportunity now, though!

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