Laid off

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  1. A/Ox4

    A/Ox4 Full Access Member

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    I had been working for almost exactly one year (1 year and 7 days to be exact) for a company in Los Angeles. For those that dont know, I am an EMT. Earlier this month I was promoted to Field Training officer. I spent much of my time working with a Paramedic or Nurse on a Critical Care unit.

    We knew cuts were coming, but staffing cuts were a shock. 40 EMTs let go, among other employees (Paramedics, Nurses, management, etc).

    My letting go came as a real shock. I got a text from a supervisor that evening saying he was shocked I made the list. I was not someone people would think of when looking for people to let go, I was a favorite.

    I will miss my company, but miss my coworkers more.

    Hopefully on to bigger and better things, right?
     
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    I am sorry to hear that. I thought our economy was picking up, here in Calif. Guess not...

    Dave :)
     
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    We lost a contract to a newer cheaper (and illegal) company...
     
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    The economy is not picking up - read between the lines. Take a personal and economic inventory of yourself. Once done, move forward. I am 76 and I lost everything 5 years ago. I continue to move forward one crisis at a time. Take care!
     
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    Sorta know how you feel. I had to change jobs this year. Company I was with for 18 years said I made to much they could hire 2 guys for what I was making. So with another company at 6 dollars an hour less money, but with less headaches also. I did get a lil laugh, when I heard that the new inexperienced operators cost the company 40,000 in damages on the next job they did.
    Keep your head up, keep moving. I have faith in American workers. It seems that we support 1/2 our country, biggest part of the world. And I don`t want the world to fall apart in my lifetime.
    ( Sorry for the rant, but I feel lil better.)
     
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    I had an interview Thursday and the supervisor I interviewed with said he was recommending me as a yes to hire.
     
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    Good luck!!!! I know the feeling. I was laid off in October 2010 after 23 1/2 years with the company and had no advance warning. Found out when my supervisor called me to meet her in the HR office. I found work 10 months later. It's not what I was making and I wish I had something better, but it's a job and hopefully will keep me going until I can retire in 4-5 years.
     
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    JLDickmon ursus combibo

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    Keep your foot in the door, homie.. you'll be OK..
     
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    Any news from this? Hope you got hired.
     
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    Yes, I got an offer last week. I should start tomorrow.

    I'm still hoping to get another offer, and I would take that one over this one, but this one is still good, and most importantly, pays the bills.
     

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