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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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i will lose my job by july 13th. we subcontract for another company.
they are taking all the work. we are screwed!
i am the last driver left. its very sad, i am gonna miss it!
i got an offer from the company taking over, but it wont be the same.
i will probably take the offer? i have been here almost 9 years!
took my first 2 personal days last week, never ever called in sick.

i went and had a couple cold ones tonight! i never do that during the week!

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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #3
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Do you work for the school district? My wife's aunt is losing hers soon too due to privatization.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Tell them you want more.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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Very sorry to hear. I have lived through two site closures (~3000 employees in Ann Arbor, ~1000 employees in St. Louis). Do what you have to to survive, and try not to let it change you too much. Remember, your purpose in earth is greater than to just do your job.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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im a truck driver. i will be fine!

there is always a job for a driver.
might not be the one i want, but i wont starve.

no one could even tell me if im working tomorrow.
im gona go in and work anyway.
what are they gonna do fire me?
thx
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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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Good luck Joe. Sorry to hear.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #8
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Jobs are over rated!
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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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im a truck driver. i will be fine!

there is always a job for a driver.
might not be the one i want, but i wont starve.

no one could even tell me if im working tomorrow.
im gona go in and work anyway.
what are they gonna do fire me?
thx
From what I can tell of you, you're a good guy.

Good guys usually get remembered in good ways. I had a friend who was in your position, was offered a step up and didn't take it because he was loyal to his company. What was offered to him was a lateral move in his job, but with better pay and benefits. Sounds like you got offered the same thing. Its your decision, but it sounds like someone remembered you are a good guy.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:47 PM   #10
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Who do you drive for?
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #11
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sorry to hear about your bad news.

however, am PLEASED that you for not giving in but saying there's always another job out there in your field.

seems like today sooooo many would just say, "screw it, gonna take unemployment the food stamps"

hang in there
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #12
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Take the offer. If it works out, great. If not, you have time to look for something else.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 05:22 AM   #13
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Take the offer. If it works out, great. If not, you have time to look for something else.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:28 AM   #15
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Who do you drive for?
usa truck, we have subcontracted for ryder for a while now.
we haul all toyota stuff.

the boss at ryder wants me to work for him. im gonna talk to him today.

i have never filed for unemployment in my life.

i have had 3 jobs in the last 25ish years.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #18
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Take the job, unless you can live on $362 per week. Being unemployed is hard on you financially and mentally.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #19
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I lost my job once.

Well, I didn't actually lose it, I knew where it was. It's just that when I went there, there was some new guy doing it.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 12:22 PM   #20
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took my first 2 personal days last week, never ever called in sick.

i went and had a couple cold ones tonight! i never do that during the week!

Sounds like things are looking up! Whats the prob?
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