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  • Yes, people have already been laid off but there will not likely be anymore

    29 13.55%
  • Yes, people have already been laid off and there will likely be more.

    80 37.38%
  • No, no one has been laid off yet but there will likely be layoffs during the coming months

    5 2.34%
  • No, no one has been laid off and there likely won't be any layoffs in the coming months

    52 24.30%
  • I WAS laid off but have since found other employment

    13 6.07%
  • I WAS laid off and am still looking for other employment

    30 14.02%
  • My company went under / other (explain in comments)

    5 2.34%
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Thread: Has your office/company laid people off? PART 5

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    Originally posted by cjblair


    Kind of, but it's not exactly that simple. It's not like someone who's educated in chemical engineering (and has their experience with that) can go out and apply for an HVAC job. Your P.Eng doesn't mean shit if you can't use it in an applicable field to your education/experience.
    You are completely correct and I am sorry. I should have stated I am speaking about mechanical, manufacturing engineers. My last office mates girlfriend is a Chemical Engineer. Last I heard she was working three days a week so sorry about not being specific.
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    Originally posted by roopi


    Will this result in more free time to post on beyond or less?
    I honestly don't know. Trust me, I would love nothing more than a 12 hour a day job where I had no time to come on here.

    All I want to do is make a meaningful contribution to something during my 8 hours a day here. it just never seems to work out that way.

    I did more honest work part time while I was in high school at a starbucks.
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    Originally posted by killramos


    I honestly don't know. Trust me, I would love nothing more than a 12 hour a day job where I had no time to come on here.

    All I want to do is make a meaningful contribution to something during my 8 hours a day here. it just never seems to work out that way.

    I did more honest work part time while I was in high school at a starbucks.
    This is exactly how I feel.. I am very lucky and fortunate to have a full time job in this economy. But the work sucks, hardly doing anything these days in the office and its just meaningless work. I am lucky to have shop work out back that I can do to make the days go by quicker.

    I am planning on going back to school to get my engineering degree (currently a technologist). That is all I have to look forward too haha. Except, who knows what the economy will be like after I am done.

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    Originally posted by killramos


    I honestly don't know. Trust me, I would love nothing more than a 12 hour a day job where I had no time to come on here.

    All I want to do is make a meaningful contribution to something during my 8 hours a day here. it just never seems to work out that way.

    I did more honest work part time while I was in high school at a starbucks.


    Its why I love my business and being a small-business owner. I'd love for it to become a full-time gig. Hell, my companies stated business model is to specifically provide beneficial technologies to Albertans and businesses, and even that doesn't change anything, still just another cog in the wheel.

    Sorry to hear about your situation. I honestly would have quit if I was in your position, but at least this gives you the ability to draw a paycheque while maybe finding a way out.

    No severance if they had laid you off?

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    Originally posted by killramos
    I just had a sit down with my president where I was given the option in taking back my old job under my old boss ( which I hated and took me 2.5 years to get out of ) or be let go. They wanted to keep me, but couldn't pull strings to put me anywhere else when pretty well every dept is facing staffing cuts.

    I took the old job back... fml

    The way I see it is its a live to fight another day decision, and the first thing I did was go to my old boss and tell him I wanted an expanded role with more responsibility and the ability to take on work outside my defined role when possible. Also that I wanted a parking spot lol ( which was a semi-joke response to being told my salary is frozen). Thankful to have a job going forward, but its a bit of a shit sandwich situation for me.

    We will see how the next 6 months goes...
    Good for you. I know many engineers that are moving back to China.

    I was laid off July 8th (fucking walked) after working as pm for 14 months. Stepping into the largest project this co (mfg) has ever had. Code 1 documentation 6 months late when I stepped in. I even spent 2 days there on my own time there talking to everybody in the building to get a sense of what the workplace was like on a daily basis. (after 5 years still had bad taste in my mouth from a similar previous job of 10yrs)

    I knew the owner as a previous vendor to him. Got the job no problem lol

    Complete nightmare. Was a rough but I got us thru and got walked just before MRB submittal.

    I am just grateful I had employment for 14 months

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    Considering my age, only a few years being here, and the fact that I would have turned down a job. I doubt the severance would have been enough to string me along to the next opportunity.

    At least drawing a paycheck I can work on things like paying off my mortgage and contributing to savings. I am certainly being a lot more straight with my employer about what I want to be doing with my 8 hours a day here.

    I was made some vauge promises that i wasn't going to be stuck doing this forever and I intend to hold them to that.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    Nexen is doing another 300-350 people. My guess is most from the oil sands division but does anyone have any info on this?
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    ...Last thing I want is someone reading my posts and losing their cock over it...
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    Meh, they all look like Jackie Chan to me
    Originally posted by ExtraSlow
    You dudes have some squeaky clean assholes. I commend you.

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    It's all site ppl. Also apparently they aren't fixing their upgrader either. Unsure when or if plant is coming back online.

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    Damn, it sounds real bad out there. This is probly why there aren't any humble brag "check out my new heloc wheels" and CCR meals threads on beyond anymore.

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    What the hell is a CCR meal?
    Has an IQ of 138, but can't figure out basic algebra.

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    Originally posted by PeterGTiR
    What the hell is a CCR meal?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card_roulette

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    joined the layoff club... thinking it might be time to strike out on my own. still considering all options at this stage.

    Glad I stumbled in this thread. Finboy's advice a page or two back seems on point. network, network, network

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Vancouver has been going well for me, this is my second week now.... Seems like there is lots of work in Vancouver
    I hope you cleared your PM box.

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    What's happening with your home in Calgary just curious?

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    Originally posted by JohnnyHockey
    What's happening with your home in Calgary just curious?
    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Selling my place in Calgary has been a pain though, I'd like to get that done so I can put down some permanent roots in BC instead of renting.
    I assume no buyer yet.

    https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/S...pringbank-Hill

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    I drove past your place on the way to best buy just before and there were probably 6 chinese people standing outside looking at it maybe you will get overseas buyers after all.

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