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Bad news

I got laid off this afternoon.

In a way, I think I'm OK with it because I've been thinking about leaving my firm for a while, but it sucks. Especially when they say (and I believe them) that the only reason for doing so is because I'm paid the most and they can't afford to keep me.

Now I've gotta figure out what to do with my life.


Re: Bad news

  • Oh no, Elizabeth, I'm so, so sorry! I hope you find something else where you're happier and more fulfilled very soon!
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  • Elizabeth, I am SO sorry.  That is terrible news.  I am sure you'll find something amazing very soon, but that is really sucky.


    I hope you find something way more amazing!! Left HugDrinksRight Hug

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  • Big time bummer Left Hug , on the plus side it gives you a good opportunity to make a career change, good luck with the soul searching and new career hunting.
  • I'm sorry to hear this.  As you said it will give you a chance to take a look at what you want to do. Good luck.

  • Thanks, ladies. I have to admit it feels kind of weird that you're the first people I've told about this. Wink

    I would've liked a bit more warning. I mean, I understand why they did it the way they did, but it caught me completely by surprise.

  • Oh no, I'm sorry! Even if you were already leaving, it sucks not to be able to do it on your own terms. On the plus side, though, you can collect unemployment now.?

    Zombie hugs and best of luck figuring out your next move. ?

  • Very sorry to hear it!  Good luck with figuring it all out.  You know you get reciprocity in Wisconsin, right? Wink

    Hmm, on second thought, the winking smiley kind of makes it look like I'm hitting on you.


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  • Oh no, Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear that. You're right, being blindsighted is never fun, but perhaps you can take this opportunity to figure out what you want to do with your future... and I hope you find something soon!
  • Oh I am so sorry. The no warning thing really sucks.

    But, if you were thinking about a career change, this could be anopportunity for you to take some time to really make that happen.  We know you are brilliant, so I'm sure you'll find something fabulous soon!

  • Left HugElizabethRight Hug

    That sucks! Here's to hoping you find something much better! Beer

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  • I'm sorry, Elizabeth, that sucks. Try to enjoy not working there anymore and good luck finding something better!
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  • I'm so sorry!  I knew when I saw your post title what the news likely was.  Look on the bright side - there's LOTS you can do with a JD!  Lots of opportunity to do something meaningful.
    Anything you can achieve through hard work, you could also just buy.
  • Oh, boo.  I'm sorry to hear that.  Make sure to file for unemployment asap, and hang in there.
  • Ah ***.  I'm really sorry.  Man - you would've thought the could ask if you'd take a pay cut or give you some warning....

    I hope you find something wonderful to do, and it is true that a JD is so translatable. For what it's worth we have a handful of attorneys working in my office - I do fundraising and development for a cancer center.  It's incredibly rewarding and a lot of fun. 

    Good luck,


    (and by the way, whenever I see your sig I want to reach through the screen and pet your kitty - she's sooooo cute!)


    I am a runner, knitter, scientist, DE-IVF veteran, and stage III colon cancer survivor.
  • I'm so sorry to hear that.  Hopefully, you'll find something you really love to do soon.  All the best!
  • I'm so sorry! I've been laid off before and it sucks no matter how much you disliked your job. Good luck finding something else very soon.
  • I am so sorry to hear about this.
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  • I am really sorry to hear this. ?Hang in there. ?We are here when you need us!
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  • I'm sorry this happened...even when you're not happy where you are, it's still a tough situation to be in.

    Like everyone else said--I am sure you'll be able to find something that makes you feel better in what you do and makes you happy.

    Good luck!

  • More nesting and cooking time!

    Just kidding. 

    I'm so sorry. That totally blows. Hugs and a Drinks.

  • I am so sorry! Best of Luck with future endeavors. If you have any questions about local companies let me know.

    I hope you got a decent severance package. I am sending good thoughts your way..............


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  • Perhaps I'm strange, but this is not bad news....things happen for a reason and this is an opportunity for you....take advantage of it.  I see this as an answer.
    And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
  • oh, man!  That sucks.  I'm sorry to hear it.

    I hope you find something soon.  Good luck.  My thoughts are with you.

  • i'm sorry! dunno why I didn't see this until now. GL and hopefully this will end up being a positive thing.
  • I am so sorry!  Best as you do some soul-searching and that you find something soon!
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  • Im soo sorry. That really stinks.?

    I hope that you are able to find a job that you really love.?

  • I'm sorry to hear that. ?That sucks monkey balls. ?Good luck with everything.
  • Aw, that really does stink.  Hopefully you will find something even better ASAP.
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  • Left Hugi'm so sorry to hear that.Right Hug good luck figuring things out. and feel free to vent to us whenever the need strikes. hang in there.
  • ::hugs:: I know I'm late, but I'm so sorry to hear this.  It is tough out there but you will get through it. 
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