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    Default 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.

    ~Bonita~

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    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)
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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!
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

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