Lost my job! (x posted)

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Lost my job! (x posted)

So last Wednesday my boss called me into his office to ask me how I would feel about not working here anymore. I really had no answer. I LOVE my boss, but hate my 2 co-workers and in an office of 4 people it makes work very awkward. So as i really hated worked here and was hoping to stop working after baby #2 is born in July.

I told my boss i was preggo on Dec 21st - he seemed happy for me. He asked if i was coming back after i gave birth, I told him I really don;t know, need to go over my finances but will let him know no loater than March so there is enough time for me to train a replacement.

Then on Jan 18th he tells me that since he felt i was probally was not coming back anyway - and he needed somene with different skills than me anyway - he feels he did not want to wait until March. he is letting me work for another month or two (I think it might be 3) then offering me 1-2 months of severance pay, also allowing me to collect unemployment insurance which can now be extended for up to 2 years in NY.

I was in shock! He said my work is fine, but the office is busier now and he now needs an admin that can also place trades, which I am not certified to do nor do I plan on becoming certified.

I have mixed feeling about the whole thing - I am hurt, i am angry b/c I think my two co-workers arranged for this to happend as they are always in his ear and they are bogged down with work at the present time which i can not help with b/c I dod not have a certification. Personally I think they are going to have a hard time finding someone who is certified AND willing to do all my menial filing, answering phones, etc .... AT THE SAME TIME - I hate coming into work and cry often b/c these ladies are so mean to me so I guess over all I am happy...

Still loking into if I can sue or not being he laid off me and only me 4 weeks after i told him i was pregnant...and it TOTALLY sucks having ot come into work now that i have been let go - so awkward - they didn't hire anyone yet, but it will be really odd for me to train my replacement and try to be nice to them!

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The hard part would be proving that he was laying you off because you are pregnant and not because of the lack of certification that he is looking for in a new employee.
This could just be a great blessing in disguise, you get to work for another 2-3 months and then you will be in your 3rd trimester and a break might be nice. Plus you get unemployment and severance pay as well. I do understand your feelings being hurt though I would not want to work in an environment like that where you have to watch your back all the time. Are you thinking of looking for another job?

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Im so sorry about thiss.. I hope you are able to find something new!

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Oh good luck. How crummy. At least you'll be rid of your high-school acting coworkers. Hang in there.

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That really stinks to feel like your snobby co-workers are behind it and to know they are secretly celebrating. I was in a situation like that once several years ago, pretty sure two of my co-workers convinced my boss to lay me off (no idea why though...they were nice to me at least to my face, but definitely acted suspicious when I told them about being laid off). That was a lame job anyway and in hindsight I'm glad I didn't have to work there anymore and I found a better job. But still, it was really crappy circumstances. So I kind of know how you feel as far as mixed feelings. But long run, once you recover from (rightfully) feeling a little slighted and having to finish the last couple months knowing your mean co-workers are snickering silently (ugh, the worst part probably!) I bet you will be so happy to be done with it and maybe you will find something better! Plus, that's not too shabby, 2-3 more months of work plus 1-2 months severance pay followed by unemployment benefits. Sweet! Kind of works out perfectly, especially since you didn't really want to go back anyway.

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no - I do not plan on looking for something else - for a while anyway. I mean i already look pregnant so who would hire me? If we can't make ends meet maybe I will look for somethong else like 6 months after baby is born. But truthfully I was most likely not planning to come back to work after baby was born anyway....

Also DH just got a HUGE bonus - that with combined with his raise this year - equalls the amount of money I made last year (I only work 3 days a week) so that was a HUGE releif!

I just hate coming in each day to this awkward place! only 2 more months to go!

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I'm so sorry to hear that happened to you. I hope your able to figure something out that works for you and your family financially!!! Look on the bright side.. you won't have to deal with that ladies ever again.

I can't imagine having to train your replacement after being laid off. I would be so upset that I would prob forget some things that I do accidently. Wink

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OHHHHH - Iam DEFINATLY going to be leaving some details out!
I really don't want to screw over my replacement - not his or her fault - but I want to think of things that will screw up stuff for my current co-wrokers...or at least just annoy them if nothing else...