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Intermediate Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 114
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

I lost my job or more acuurately it was stolen from me!

Due to the take-over of my company by a large multi national I was made redundant.

Send out some positive vibes please.
I know that with a concerted effort from the good folks here - Karma shall win the day.

I am over 50 and "over qualified" for a number of the jobs I have applied for.

Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 84
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

I wish for some brighter days to come along your way.

Dont give up..

Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 894
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

Lots of good vibes your way slawie!
I know the feeling as I fall in the same category and situation.
I've been able to get a bit of contract work to make ends meet.
All the best!

(Message edited by artswork99 on October 28, 2009)
Advanced Member
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 224
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 1:17 pm:   Edit Post

Really sorry to hear it slawie and would like to add my good vibes to the karma soup.I hope things will turn around for you real soon.
Best Wishes,
Senior Member
Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 477
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

I too, know how you feel. I don't even get acknowledgments anymore for resumes I send out.

Keep the faith bro, something will happen.

Positive vibes are headed down under!

Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 231
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

Man, I wish you the best possible.
I don't know if it helps, but I once heard a saying that kept me going on several occasions: If one thing goes, it's because a better one is to come.
These are probably going to be hard times, but I'm sure you can overcome it.
Because in the end, it is just a job. One of the hundred chapters of life, and now it's time to start a new one. Remember to keep living, don't let it hold you back.

I'm really hoping the best for you!

Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1128
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post

I hope for a speedy and profitable opportunity for you. May this detour lead you to an amazing and fulfilling occupation.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8917
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry to hear this Slawie. As Danno said, I hope this turn of events brings new opportunities.
Username: otis

Post Number: 86
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 7:44 pm:   Edit Post


Sorry to hear about that. I wish you the best and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. You will find the right job, or the right job will find you, sooner than you think!

Stay positive!


Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1128
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 4:09 am:   Edit Post

Oh f***k slawie..just about happened to me(and about 12 others) at the company I work at.
Mind you we got a takeover and kept our jobs thru TUPE - this is a UK term meaning our original contracts go with the company, this is the third time for me and the last company kept us hanging on for nearly a year about looking for a buyer.
I am over 50 as well and it is worrying that no one will want you because of age although we have an Age Discrimination Act here in the UK but whether it has any clout I am dubious.
here in Teesside UK we have had 3 major chemical companies go down and a steel works..since the area is steeped in this heavy industry it is very worrying for everyone
Hope you get another job and best of luck for the future..keep us all informed.
Advanced Member
Username: pas

Post Number: 218
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 4:11 am:   Edit Post

Try to find a way to go into business for yourself...otherwise you'll always be someone's overhead...that they're looking to eliminate.

I've been layed off on more than one occasion, and it was sufficient motivation for me to pursue self employment.

Best of luck to you.
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 445
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Wishing you all the best Slawie.... Without sounding too much like your horoscope, if you ever thought of working for yourself, doing what you love, now's the time!
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 496
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

God Bless you
Username: alemberic

Post Number: 90
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post

Slawie--Hang in there. I lost my job--actually a career--when I was in my mid-40's. At the time I thought it was one of the worst things that ever happened to me, and there were some nerve-wracking moments in the months that followed. However, it turned out to be one of the greatest blessings of my life, and I found a new career in which I've been much happier, personally and professionally. I will keep you in my prayers. The right opportunity will come along, just don't give up.


Advanced Member
Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 232
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

Losing a job, is that all?

Now, you'll know your true friends....

Cheer up, my friend...
You'll find work again, because there are too many dumb dumbs I know who are working, and most of them are managers.
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 468
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:16 am:   Edit Post

Sorry to hear of your vocational loss but. look at the brighter side in that you will have extra time to devote to academic music studies with that beautiful ALEMBIC fretless of yours. Jobs come and go so the moment for you do shine as an awesome individual person and Bass Player is NOW ! You will get by OK !!!!!!!

(Message edited by sonicus on November 01, 2009)
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 215
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post


I've been a labour and employment lawyer for 20+ years now, and one thing I have learned over time in this career - much of which is dealing with the negative fallout of job loss, from the employee side - is that the cliche about these things being new opportunities is often true. I have seen many, many people lose a job only to find that another door opens for them. Just keep looking forward. Keep us all informed as you do, and we'll all keep sending positive vibes your way.

Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 568
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

U lost your job?.......... join the rest of us!
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1302
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 5:44 pm:   Edit Post

All the best tp Slawie and Keavin

from a fellow on the same slippery terrain.
Good luck in your searches,
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 579
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

Got laid off from a crappy job in '02. Went back to college. No one wants to hire an old fart, so now I'm unemployed with a graduate degree. Hang in there, bros.

ps - Anyone need an archivist, historian, or overeducated soundman?

(Message edited by cozmik_cowboy on November 01, 2009)
Intermediate Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 115
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

It is all over. Thanks guys for your support,
prayers and suggestions. Each of you has added to making me feel better.

This club is one of the better things in my life and
I am proud to be a part of it,

Thanks once again to all my "ALEMBROTHERS"


(Message edited by slawie on November 03, 2009)
Advanced Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 322
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

That was a professional send off - good for you.
Thus far I have been saved from the hatchet that has struck so many these days. However 6 years ago I was let go from a job that I had for 19.5 years.

It is a difficult thing to go through - but the old saying is true "when one door closes another one opens" best of luck finding your passion to persue.
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2348
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - 1:28 am:   Edit Post

I thought acrostics were supposed to be complimentary?
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 647
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 3:21 am:   Edit Post

Good luck to you guys. Its that time of year when my company does their layoffs also, so Im a little nervous. Ive been there 12 years, and have been through about 4 layoffs.
Intermediate Member
Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 189
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2009 - 8:53 am:   Edit Post

I work for a motorcycle riding training company. Since we started in 1990 we were amazed at the growth we enjoyed, and all with almost no advertising. We wondered for years when the demand would top out; it seemed there was no end in sight. Well, we found it this year. Business is down for the first time. It seems the depressed economy has finally found its way to our little corner of the world. Many of our instructors took a big hit on income this year, myself included. We are a tad nervous about what next year will hold for us. It's belt-tightening time.

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