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Walking papers...funknuggets
Oct 21, 2003 11:40 AM

Just went to company meeting and found my organization is going to be outsourced sooner than later. So, basically, have two months or less until we are walked. Everything is unknown at this point as they are keeping "key" people here and there, but man...

Anyone go through this lately, or have any positions for a cyclist down on his luck about to get kicked out of his house when his wife finds out....

So worries the funk,
Oct 21, 2003 11:54 AM
What do you do and where do you do it?
Hang in there, Baby!Dale Brigham
Oct 21, 2003 12:12 PM

So sorry to hear about the uncertainty at your workplace. I'm sure you'll get lots of advice about sending out resumes, working your network, etc., from those on the board more qualified than I in those matters. I'm just here to offer moral support.

Be good to yourself. Don't fret about stuff out of your control. Figure that this could open up some interesting doors for you. Ride your bike whenever you get the chance. Be grateful that the Chiefs are 7-0.

Your pal,

True Dat!!!funknuggets
Oct 21, 2003 12:24 PM
Heck, Dale, if things don't work out we may have to come back to central mo, so we might have to live in your basement!!! Ha Ha.

Just as a general FYI, Im a lead systems analyst at the dreaded Sprint (what was PCS). So... working here has kind of been like constantly walking under the guillotine (sp?) lately, so it is not unexpected, but not easy either. The massive layoffs have killed the IT industry here, probably not unlike many markets so it is super scary.

As for the about fate. Man, it seems like these games just fall in their laps. They sure make it exciting, that is for sure.

As for life, Im cool, just a bit disappointed as I wasn't able to see things to fruition here. My apps had come a long way, and were really close to where I wanted them to be, but alas... if Sprint goes under... so be it, good riddance, I guess. On to bigger and better things.

Late, and thanks all for the support.

Rightfull so,lotterypick
Oct 21, 2003 12:25 PM
you'll worry, but keep your head up and looking for opportunities.

A lot of times when everyone elses head is down, opportunities and blessing may be around.

I left a job for one I was told was oing to be great. 2 months in it sucked and I was out.

Had to take a crappy job, losing money for a year, but it was that crappy job that gave me the experience (if you could call it that) to pass the interview where I am now.

I've been here now 10 years, own a small part of the company and the job fits me perfectly. All because of that crappy job I had to take to make the best of a losing situation.

I encourage you to keep your head up and your spirits. You'll see good things, at least more than those that are looking down, and hopefully a greater opportunity for you and your family will make itself known.
man, lotterypick... do you write greeting cards for a living?funknuggets
Oct 21, 2003 12:36 PM
You have some well worded phrases!!! Just like a Hallmark. If you own part of Hallmark, do you have any openings.. haha! They are right downtown!!!

I can see my first card: "So you've been laid off..."

Tee hee,
my sister used to work for HallmarkColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 12:53 PM
She didn't like it much.
You'll laugh.lotterypick
Oct 21, 2003 1:21 PM
I represent Raytheon for military weapon and radar systems.

What you are referring to about words is probably because I was reading Proverbs in the Bible over lunch.

You can't read things like "As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion." Prov 11:22

In other words, a pretty ho, is still a ho.

If I think of anything in KC, as I've got some contacts who make military things, I'll let you know.
good luck man..where you located?ColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 12:51 PM
I've been through that scenario plenty in the last 2 years. reorg after reorg...but so far have not actually gotten packaged. sometimes i wish they would just let me go and give me my package. i seem to be doing the work of 10 people now.
Amen to that, brutha!!!funknuggets
Oct 21, 2003 12:58 PM
In KC right now. Who knows where down the road. Will likely look here, STL and perhaps DAL, but not opposed to the right opportunity. Nothing really keeping us (family and dogs) to KC specifically.

But man, the whole reorg stuff is for the birds and you are right... I have managed to keep it on here, somehow. Funny thing is that Im still a CONTRACTOR... after 3.5 years!!!! So Im pretty freaking amazed Im still here, but with my experience and MBA, Im insanely baffled that these loony business decisions actually occur in the big corporate world. It is almost comical. (Although my wife won't understand or appreciate the humor!!!)

I do appreciate the good wishes and want to get together and do some leg presses and get out and squash some beanpoles... haha. Will keep you all posted.

Till then,
Donations can be sent to me.

you sound like you'll bounce back fineColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 1:08 PM
I am gonna love the day I give my 2 weeks notice here. Keeping my eyes out for new opportunities but like you said...not much out there in IT these days. That said, everytime I've switched jobs--voluntarily or not--it has always worked out for the best. It gets really old looking for work so try and keep your spirits up and don't let the b@stards get you down!