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BigDog1701a
08-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Well, Sandi's company has laid her off, along with about 70 other people around the country, so we're now a 1 income family. Thankfully the bikes and my truck are paid off. House and her car along with the regular bills are left. Just hope we don't have to sell any of them if the job search last's too long.

It will be greatly appreciated if anyone has any leads on office manager, administrative assistant type positions in the Dallas, TX area, centered around Rowlett.

Thanks, Rhett

Celeon999
08-07-2011, 02:03 PM
Sorry to hear that. Its tough times on the economy simply everywhere.

Yooperbacker
08-07-2011, 02:52 PM
I live in a town of about 3,500 people and the main business in town a paper mill is filling bankruptcy and closed their doors. About 150 people worked there. If no one buys the mill and hires back people who know what will happen to our town.

MWolfe1963
08-07-2011, 04:00 PM
I worked for the same company for 21 years, all my working life and rose to the highest position other than the owners, then a office meeting and said they were closing down. Everyone in the office had been there 15-30 years, really was a shocker. That was 3 years ago.

I worked for a large General Contractor and when constuction went, it went. I would say 70% of the large GC's here closed or cut way back.

Tell her not to wait to sign up for unemployment as they base it on your last quarter worked, you don't work a last quarter, forget it.

WernherVonTrapp
08-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Bummer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Wish there was something I could do to help but, we already live on one income. Having 2 children with disabilities has kept my wife home full time. I don't even know of any job openings around here in the NE, though I realize it wouldn't help even if I did. I'll say a prayer for some help or relief.

cgkstealth
08-07-2011, 08:09 PM
Sorry to hear Rhett. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Being a mere 16 I can't say I know how hard it is, or I know what it feels like, but I can't imagine it's easy.
I suppose I should be thankful for the job I do have, even though I often complain of the hours (have to get up at 4:30AM to be there on time) and the pay (which isn't quite minimum wage) and the physical labor that is involved.

Regardless, prayers go out to you and your family, Rhett.

fireftr18
08-07-2011, 08:52 PM
I've added you to my prayer list. I hope you are well planned and can get by until she finds another job.

denis4510
08-08-2011, 05:59 AM
Sorry to hear that BigDog - bummer! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


MWolfe: I worked for the same company for 21 years, all my working life and rose to the highest position other than the owners, then a office meeting and said they were closing down. Everyone in the office had been there 15-30 years, really was a shocker. That was 3 years ago.

Yeah understand that one too - was in the Federal Public Service (Senior Officer/Manager) here for 30 years when they canned the whole department. 48 and out of work is not good. 13 years ago here. Never did recover financially and my super is worthless - "lucky" I think I told someone that I went to Vietnam for a short time, got PTSD and am on Vet's pension.


Wernher said: Having 2 children with disabilities has kept my wife home full time. Understand that too mate. My parents had 4 children, 2 with severe cerebral palsy (CP). Mum never worked. I was born in between and am apparently as normal as could be expected for someone who is as mad as a hatter and loving it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif My brother lasted until 12 and my sister died at 30. I have a talented sister 10 years younger than me. My own son has a disability too - autism/aspergers - can only work part-time.

So I do understand these trials. I am sure they are a test of character.

At least I got my electronic piano to talk to my computer again today.

When I get down, I thank God for my blessings and know that there are many billions out there a lot worse off than me.

MWolfe1963
08-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by denis4510:
Sorry to hear that BigDog - bummer! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">MWolfe: I worked for the same company for 21 years, all my working life and rose to the highest position other than the owners, then a office meeting and said they were closing down. Everyone in the office had been there 15-30 years, really was a shocker. That was 3 years ago.

Yeah understand that one too - was in the Federal Public Service (Senior Officer/Manager) here for 30 years when they canned the whole department. 48 and out of work is not good. 13 years ago here. Never did recover financially and my super is worthless - "lucky" I think I told someone that I went to Vietnam for a short time, got PTSD and am on Vet's pension.


Wernher said: Having 2 children with disabilities has kept my wife home full time. Understand that too mate. My parents had 4 children, 2 with severe cerebral palsy (CP). Mum never worked. I was born in between and am apparently as normal as could be expected for someone who is as mad as a hatter and loving it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif My brother lasted until 12 and my sister died at 30. I have a talented sister 10 years younger than me. My own son has a disability too - autism/aspergers - can only work part-time.

So I do understand these trials. I am sure they are a test of character.

At least I got my electronic piano to talk to my computer again today.

When I get down, I thank God for my blessings and know that there are many billions out there a lot worse off than me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dell built a large plant, almost a million square feet in our town. They closed it down just a few years after it was built, what planning. It employed over 3000 workers at the start, but they trimmed down. When Dell filed it's Trade Adjustment Report, it showed 90% of these jobs were outsourced to foreign countries.

It really doesn't matter how many tax cuts we give large corporations, as long as they can operate oversea, they will do so, they can build cheap, pay $2 per hour, etc..The only way corporate america is coming back is when we as americans are willing to work as cheap as foreign labor

BigDog1701a
08-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Thanks everyone. We're hoping this doesn't last too long.

BigDog1701a
08-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Well, it's only been a week and a half I know, so I'm not panicing yet. She's sent out about 30 resume's, but still no serious bites. Insurance is going to be a concern as we will lose the coverage from hers at the end of the month and we will have to go on my company's plan. So, not only have we lost her income and ins, but now my check is going to take a $700.00+ monthly hit to get coverage.

I know, I know, there's folks a lot worse off than us, still sucks.

MWolfe1963
08-17-2011, 08:04 PM
Yep, insurance can be a big hit. Hopefully it will pick up, just make sure she signs up for unemployment. Dumb me, when I lost my job I lived off savings for over a year and when I filed for unemployment I couldn't get it as they base it off the last quarter.

Sometimes you have to change fields, so good luck to you both.

donna577
08-17-2011, 08:28 PM
Tomorrow is a new day.

Don't despair.

denis4510
09-04-2011, 12:46 AM
Just checking Bigdog - how's it going now - any luck?

BigDog1701a
09-05-2011, 12:09 PM
Thanks for asking. She's had a couple nibbles, but nothing serious yet. Now off for 1 month, 62 resume's sent. It's not that there are no jobs out there, but if it doesn't pay more than unemployment, she doesn't take it too seriously. Not trying to be greedy here, just looking for the right thing. As long as we can stay above water, I'm fine with her keeping her options open.

cmdrmoosicvs
09-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Keep the chin up BigDog, 1 Month is really only 3 checks she has collected (that is if there is a waiting week as where I live), not to mention she has worked for all the unemployment benefits she has coming to her. Something will come up eventually so don't sweat it. I admire her aggressiveness in her search for a new job!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WernherVonTrapp
09-05-2011, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by BigDog1701a:
but if it doesn't pay more than unemployment, she doesn't take it too seriously. Not trying to be greedy here, just looking for the right thing. Well, that sounds like a reasonable expectation to me. I'd probably do the same the same thing. I pray that the Lord blesses her endeavor. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Amen. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

nvrsummer2
09-06-2011, 12:37 PM
Sorry to hear about everyones troubles. These days it tests your perseverance. The job market in my area seems to just saturated. Ive had to do a couple of things to make ends meet. Im an IT guy by day and cant find decent employment. So I made my own! I go to people homes and businesses and develop technology solutions for them. Thats fancy talk for fixing their computers.

I also wait tables by night for extra money when things are slow. This alows my wife to stay at home and stay on top of our daughters well being. Proud to say shes a straight A honors student. Largely in part to my wife spending hours a day going over every part of her education. But she does it in a way that my kid enjoys it and it doesnt feel like we are over doing it. Im around when I can and make time for them both.

Its been rough. Both of my jobs dont give us much stability as the work can drop off. But were together and happy!

Guess I just wanted to vent and let you know that your not alone. My neighbors got forclosed on their dreamhome and had to move. So it can ALWAYS be worse....