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Do You Know Someone Who Lost a Job After Summer?

I was shocked back in July when 62 percent of you said that you knew someone who had lost a job this year, because at the time I personally didn't know anyone that had suffered a job loss in 2008. The job market has worsened swiftly since the crazy events of this Fall and, unfortunately, I now know many people who have lost their jobs. The change in perspective has me wondering, do you know anyone who has been affected with job loss since September rolled around?


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bluebottle bluebottle 8 years
me. and it stinks.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Thankfully, I don't know of anyone. DC is one of the cities that hasn't been hit too badly because no matter how bad the economy is, the federal government doesn't really downsize.
Advah Advah 8 years
My flatmate, on Tuesday. :( She's in building archeology, and they don't get any contracts at the moment because of the credit crunch - it's really sad, she'll have to go back home at the end of the month cause she can't get any other job. :( We had a redundancy party for her a few days ago - we sang 'happy redundancy to you', and got her a cake that had 'P45' in chocolate chips on it (it's the form you get in the UK when you leave a job).
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I thankfully do not know of anyone in my circle that has lost a job recently.
CAcyclegirl CAcyclegirl 8 years
Lay offs here next week so after Tuesday I will definitely know people who lost their jobs and potentially lose my job as well!
gemsera gemsera 8 years
We are having a company meeting tomorrow which they will advise of staff layoffs and office closures. We have already lost a handful (that i know of) of our engineering staff in the US offices (we are UK). Our office is relatively secure as we are in the middle of a very large project. once that is finalised next year though, who knows. Besides, im a temp, so I can go without notice :( Unlike the lucky employees who get made redundant!
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I thankfully don't - there hasn't been that many layoffs in WA - I personally changed jobs but I went right from one to anouther. A friend of mine was quit one job and puprosely didn't start looking for anouther for 6 weeks.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I am considering moving back to NYC but right now might not be the best time. Does anyone need an apparel developer/sourcing analyst? :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
being in NYC - there were some of the most noticed layoffs ever and i do know a few people that suffered from this one. it's really sad to think that the economy is hitting so close to home.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
One of them is me and I also have 3 other friends that have lost their jobs. I am completely freaked out.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Its so sad but one of my close friends just got laid off on Tuesday :( I feel so bad for her because I know its going to be hard to find something else.
Court003 Court003 8 years
The company I work for does manufacturing and we've laid off about 75 people so far. My office is just marketing, but we even lost 2 employees last week, which was very difficult because we're just a small office. It's getting tough out there.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I know 4 people who lost their jobs recently and 1 person who hasn't been able to find a job since we left grad school at the end of 2007. A lot of folks are going through rough times.
Berlin Berlin 8 years
Yeah, I just found out my stepfather did b/c no one is hiring master electricians b/c no one is building any new buildings!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I am sorry linditamaria, I hope you find something.
linditamaria linditamaria 8 years
i recently lost my job. it's very stressful, but this is why it's important to save money.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I don't know anybody yet. But, this is all such a sad situation. :(
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Yes, I know of about 16 people who lost their job in September and even 5 that has since lost their job since October. It is becoming harder and harder for people. The 6 month to a year emergency fund is really being used with people out of work looking for a jobs. I have several people who are looking out of state and out of the country just so they can find a job.
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