By Anonymous - 22/11/2012 04:31 - United States - Olympia
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Is that what they told you? If so, then thats messed up and i hope you get back on your feet.
That should be illegal. Of course it depends on where you live, but where i live that's illegal!
On the flip side, during the holidays you'll be able to worry about other things! Like family etc... Or getting a job.
Why would they lay you off during such a busy time of the year? That's messed up, hope after the holidays those pri*ks call you back. Fyl indeed.
I usually dont so brightsides but a severance package to help pay for holiday gifts and/or now alot of free time to spend with friends and family during the holiday season sound like decent brightsides
Severance isn't guaranteed and if op got it it doesn't sound like the company would give a good severance package since they were concerned with finding money for bonuses. Last time I got severance it was enough to cover my bills for a few weeks while I found another gig. Looking for jobs this time of year sucks as well since most companies are waiting until after the holidays to hire because of management taking vacations and budgets getting finalized. Temp agencies can be a good source though, since there are a lot of people taking vacations this time of year and some places need warm bodies for a month or so until things get back to normal. They often use the agencies to do that. Not the best pay but it can be a decent way to fill the gap until something can be found.
Nice self-delusion. Even if they did get rid of you to pay everyone else more, they did have to choose the worst worker to let go. You should be thankful they employed your useless ass for as long as they did.