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Old 10-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #81
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Same here. FIREd as of yesterday
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #82
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Nice. Enjoy!
Thanks Dude.

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Old 10-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #83
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Two in 17 years. The last time I received an 8 months severance package after working only 18 months. I hope more to come, it will get me to early retirement faster.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #84
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Actually, never. Worked for one Megacorp for entire c@reer. BUT, it was not uncommon to be w*rking in one department, field, specialty, or location and with 15 minutes notice be informed that I was now reporting elsewhere (within the company). Could be worse, I suppose, but the disruption and looking forward to yet another learning curve was a significant stressor (not like being laid off or fired, though).

My favorite example was the time I was assigned to an area for which I was part-time teaching university courses in the field of w*rk involved. I was called into the boss' office and he hung his head. I knew this wasn't going to be a good day. He told me to report (tomorrow) to a new field in which I had once taken an "intro" course back in college. I had taken it only to fulfill an academic requirement. I had no interest and had shown little aptitude for the subject matter. Yet, I was to become the new "expert" in the area.

Fortunately, I never was in the military, but my experience reminded me of stories I often heard of the "military way" of filling positions. The guy who can type a 130 words per minute goes into the infantry because that's where they need a warm body at the time.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #85
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My professional career has come to a full circle. Two layoffs in past 22 years and both worked out in my favor. First one was in 1994…Ended up getting a job on wall street with 50% more money than what I was earning. 2nd was in 2008…got me out of wall street and back to the company I worked for in 1994 when I was first laid off. 2nd one fetched me double pay for nine months as my company was bought in firesale by a big bank. I hope to retire where I'm today - just need six/seven more years.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:13 PM   #86
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That's how I came to retire. Severance pay and time to look at my expenses and finances plus retiree health insurance made it all possible. I probably would never have walked away from the job at 51 on my own. I hope my replacement in India has a good life too.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:32 AM   #87
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Two in 17 years. The last time I received an 8 months severance package after working only 18 months. I hope more to come, it will get me to early retirement faster.

My first real job, I worked there for 3 months and received $5k bonus and 6 months of servance, and I collected unemployement. Best time of my life.

I can't wait to get laid off again after 15 years on this job. I survived 5 layoff since 2009, unfortunately...

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