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Offline Shiny

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Rumors of layoffs
« on: November 07, 2011, 01:32:06 AM »
Just got out of a corporate meeting on Friday, layoffs going to hit all our offices. Not sure who is going to be axed yet.

If it's going to be me, I am royally screwed and will probably be homeless after my savings is depleted in one month to maintain my decadent lifestyle. Maybe it's for the best.

Anyway please keep me and everyone who is currently employed in your prayers, Lord knows I need more than a prayer to survive maybe mercy so things don't get too bad.
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 01:40:36 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 01:44:13 AM »
Prayers for our brother and for all whose employment is at risk in these harsh economic times.
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 01:47:36 AM »
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy.
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 04:36:25 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 06:03:32 AM »
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 06:37:05 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 09:26:51 AM »
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 10:22:27 AM »
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 10:54:27 AM »
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 12:18:28 PM »
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 12:20:36 PM »
I wish you good luck and I here, once again, curse capitalism.
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2011, 07:47:35 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2011, 07:51:07 PM »

I hope the "cuts" missed you.    I am all too familiar with that "dread" feeling.  (goosebumps)

May the Lord have mercy, preserve you and your employment, and help those who find themselves without a job and a means to pay their bills.

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 04:07:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Rumors of layoffs
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2011, 11:37:08 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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