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Black Sabbatical

I've recently been laid off. Help me make the most of my time between jobs. [more inside]
posted by burntflowers on Oct 18, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me negotiate for more pay/days off

I was laid off at the end of January. I have had a few interviews and just got an offer. It's less than I was making, and with a little less vacation time. But, it's a position that sounds like it's good experience. And the company seems stable. How can I tactfully negotiate for more money? I'd like about 20% more to be where I was when laid off. I'd also be interested in a little less than 20% more if it meant that I got more vacation days. What's the best way to do this without sounding greedy or lazy? Or just take it and keep looking because it's a job.
posted by bodgy on May 10, 2016 - 10 answers

Working at a startup that's showing signs of trouble... how to prepare?

I jumped from a big stable company to a startup about a year ago, and now it's growing increasingly clear that things are not looking good for the company financially. If I'm being conservative, let's assume that in 3 to 6 months I know if we'll make it, or if part or all of the company will go under. How to prepare? COMPLICATION: Having a baby soon! [more inside]
posted by yearly on Apr 12, 2016 - 9 answers

How to pick a PCP?

I recently was laid off and signed up for an insurance plan under the federal marketplace. I picked the cheapest one, and now I have an HMO. Now I need to pick a PCP. Should I choose my OB/GYN? Or should I randomly pick an internist? [more inside]
posted by hrj on Apr 7, 2016 - 10 answers

Laid off and a lot to think about - help me sort through this?

I recently lost my job. I have been laid off many times to be honest, but I have a lot to think about this time. I thought the Green could help because I have a lot of special snowflake questions about how to pivot my career, freelance more, signing a new apartment lease and then the usual stuff about healthcare and "omg I won't have any money." Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by AspirinPill on Mar 29, 2016 - 10 answers

Contracting after being laid off - would you do it? should I?

My CEO gave me a heads up that there's a coming crash crunch for our small company, and when it comes they won't be able to afford to keep me on staff. When I asked about the possibility of contracting, this was greeted with abundant enthusiasm, and my CEO is almost pushing me to go in this direction now. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Mar 19, 2016 - 13 answers

Do I have to take the package?

Laid off in yet another tech company reinvention. Got a standard package, COBRA paid if I take the package and I am eligible (married with spouse and insurance so I'm not). Lump sum equiv of three months pay. Resume service help, eligible for rehire, etc. as I'm over forty, I got the little list that shows its not age discrimination. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2015 - 4 answers

What happens to business trip airline tickets after a layoff?

I'm getting laid off next month. What will happen, or should happen, to the nonrefundable airline tickets that have been booked in my name, on the company dime, for future business travel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2015 - 18 answers

Help me be a good wife to my unemployed husband

What did your spouse do when you were unemployed that was really helpful? What did you do that made a difference to your partner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2015 - 21 answers

Unemployment benefits after declining a forced relocation

If my employer forces me to relocate out of town and I refuse, thereby losing my job, would I qualify for unemployment benefits in Texas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2014 - 7 answers

Laid off for not fitting in.

I was laid off a few weeks ago, "wasn't a good fit" was the reason given. What do I say in my upcoming interviews? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Aug 10, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I cope with living alone?

Every period in my adult life where I've lived alone has coincided with moderate-severe depressive episodes. I'm being laid off and am facing 6 more months of living alone... how do I cope? More questions and more details inside. [more inside]
posted by stubbehtail on Sep 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Please help me figure out this snowflake-looking career pickle.

I'm a manager in my field who, in moving to a new city, got into. Things were looking great, but unexpectedly the company shut down two weeks in. Now I'm looking for a managerial job again, and I need to know how to explain this. [more inside]
posted by drea on May 2, 2013 - 4 answers

what's the best way to leave a job if you don't already have another one

My boss and I agreed I am not right for my job. How can I be eligible for unemployment while not having a black mark of being fired for future employers? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Jan 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Severance pay, yay or nay?

Should I ask for severance pay in California? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2012 - 11 answers

If it looks like a layoff, smells like a layoff...

Coming off of a leave of absence and being told my job no longer exists -- is it still a layoff if I don't take the new job they are offering that is a step down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Surprised With Being Let Go, Networking/Job Search 101 plz?

I was let go from my job last week - it was kind of a surprise, but I'm bouncing back and I was looking to leave the company anyway, so I'm not too broken up about that. I am not thrilled about the prospect of job hunting while unemployed (would have preferred to have landed a new job first) and am trying to get a handle on my next steps. I have some Networking 101-type questions that I need help with, as well as some questions about how best to frame what happened at the last job to recruiters/prospective new leads/interviewers, and how to best avoid ever being in this same situation ever again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 - 11 answers

panicking over a lay off

Husband laid off in time for Christmas, now what? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 5, 2011 - 31 answers

What should I do to prepare to be unemployed?

It seems increasingly likely that my company is about to go belly up, probably in the next 2-4 months. What should I be doing to prepare for this eventuality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Pink slip lunch

Restaurant recommendations in Washington D.C. for my goodbye lunch at work. Dupont Circle area best. Difficulty: I'm being laid off. [more inside]
posted by postel's law on Aug 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Tips on bouncing back after being fired

What can I do to bounce back after being fired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 - 20 answers

Was I fired with cause or not?

I was "let go" from work the other day - I had already been on probation due to a bad review. The review was full of incorrect statements, which I had proof of but I didn't put up a fuss. I was given requirements to fulfill to show improvement. I met those times 3. They let me go anyway. I said that I had gone way farther even than I was asked to in the requirements, so why are you letting me go? The reason was "The decision has been made." I want to know, is this considered with cause, and can I get unemployment? BTW this is in Mass. [more inside]
posted by Astragalus on Aug 1, 2010 - 23 answers

Why yes, I do want my UC cake.

There are many askme questions where answers are given that say "Have you asked to be laid off?". Have you or anyone you know done this successfully? My company is not laying off - when people leave or are let go or retire, they are just redistributing duties and not rehiring. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Job Search Paralysis Thanks to Fear of Inability to Prevent Layoff From Next Job

I've been, for a while, what economists would call a discouraged worker; in most ways I gave up trying. Lately, I'm trying to marshal my spirit, resolve and grit together and get back out onto the job market. One of the biggest emotional problems I'm having is a fear of being let go again within a few months of this hypothetical new hire. It's really demotivating me and sapping the energy out of my efforts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Laid off while on leave, denied unemployment in California...

(Asking for a friend). My friend was laid off from his salaried job in California last year (employer ran out of money, usual story). He was on vacation at the time and had had to take unpaid leave to go on the (long ago arranged) vacation, as the employer did not offer any paid leave. He was told in his last week off that he didn't have a job to return to. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jan 14, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I rid myself of a bitter "fuck you" attitude I'm now feeling towards ANY future employer?

I am bitter towards companies in general, and that's not a useful attitude to have as (hopefully) a round of January interviews approach. Help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

How much worse can I feel?

I'm scared of the shame of being fired or laid-off, and I'd rather resign than be laid-off. Am I misreading all these signs or am I just burned out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 23 answers

Just won the lay-off lottery

Just got laid off. Don't HAVE to work for about a year. I could hit the pavement hard and try to get right back into lawyering or I could pretty much do whatever I want. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on May 31, 2009 - 22 answers

Did I miss payday?

HR is claiming I need to waive a week of severance pay. How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Is there anything consoling to someone who's lost their job?

She got canned. But what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Vacation All I Ever Wanted.

If I get laid off, will I be compensated for my outstanding vacation time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Stimulus package and COBRA for dummies

How will the COBRA subsidy in the stimulus package work? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

I don't like having peoples' fates in my hands!!

I've just been informed of some things that are going to happen in the office, and will involve several people losing their jobs. I've been given the heads-up so that I can choose if I'm to be one of those people, or if I'm going to get the jobs of 3 or 4 other people when they get laid off. [more inside]
posted by slyboots421 on Dec 26, 2006 - 18 answers

Revenge for descpicable boss?

My boss made some derogatory comments about Jewish people. I objected. As a result of my objection, I am now "laid off"... [more inside]
posted by crapulent on Nov 2, 2005 - 63 answers

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