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Thread: lost my job after 20 yrs and going on a trip

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Kensington MD USA

    lost my job after 20 yrs and going on a trip

    Well, that kind of says it all. It's a "no-fault" divorce type thing. Gag order and all that. BUT, going to visit my brother in San Diego for 10 days (what is Lucy going to do in all that time without me ) Jenny says not to worry, she will give her extra belly rubs and feed her by hand. (Lucy likes that). Ten days, end of April until May 10 gives me enough time to train up North. Anyone have a day or two to visit? Maybe I should have posted this in "Meetings' but just made my reservations last night. Not the best flights but one stop over to switch in CHI and return Red-Eye non-stop and free upgrade to First Class. Not too shabby.
    ~ at least I'm not...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Copenhagen, Denmark - GMT+1
    Oh Laurie, I'm sorry to hear that, but you'll soon find another job - if that's what you want. For now, you can enjoy California and get some time to think and relax. Wish you'd come to England, I'm going on 23rd and it would be great to meet up.

    Best of luck!!

    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by lbaker

    "Lost my job after twenty years ..."
    Awww, NUTZ!

    Don'cha just HATE IT when dat happens!?

    Did they give you any retirement or severance benefits to take with you?

    Any new job placement assistance?

    Are you gonna *look* for another position, or just say Fasten It and
    go into retirement?

    Happie Trip to the Left Coast!

    BIG {{{Hugs}}}!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    San Francisco, CA, where life is happy and gay!
    Aww, Laurie, that sucks. Well you KNOW you can always come here. You missed the Teddy Bear conference, but I'm sure we can cook up some mischief to keep you entertained! Let me know! I'll be on vacation the week of April 21.

    Little Ms. Mitzi Mitts
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    Here and Here
    In memory of my beloved fur children, Goldie, Mishi and Mitzi.
    Rest in peace and play hard at the Rainbow Bridge.
    Goldie: 9/5/88 - 4/10/03
    Mishi: with us from 5/5/03 - 7/13/07
    Mitzi: with us from 4/19/03 - 1/23/10

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    I'm sorry that you lost your job after such a long time. I hope some time to recover and reflect will open up new ideas and opportunities. Just remember all those 'tools' in your tool-kit and think about how 'you' want to use them.

    Have a wonderful relaxing time off and best of luck for your new adventure, whenever you choose for it to begin
    Yours in Whiskers

    I'm not young enough to know everything.

    "The Best Mirror is an Old Friend"

    “The secret of what is small is the secret of clear-sightedness; the guarding of what is soft and tender is the secret of strength.”

    • Lao Tzu

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Kansas, USA
    I'm so sorry to hear that.

    The same thing happened to me though and it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. I hope the same for you!
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
    Grandma (RB), Chester, Angel, Chip

    Leonardo (RB), Luke (RB), Winnie, Chuck,



  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Ploss's Halfway House for Homeless Cats

    I'm sorry about your job. But heck, girl, you sure made whiskey sours when life handed you THAT lemon. I'm proud of you!! Have a wonder time and a safe trip!


    Rest In Peace Casey (Bubba Dude) Your paw print will remain on my heart forever. 12/02
    Mollie Rose, you were there for me through good times and in bad, from the beginning.Your passing will leave a hole in my heart.We will be together "One Fine Day". 1994-2009
    MooShoo,you left me too soon.I wasn't ready.Know that you were my soulmate and have left me broken hearted.I loved you like no other. 1999 - 2010See you again "ONE FINE DAY"
    Maya Linn, my heart is broken. The day your beautiful blue eyes went blind was the worst day of my life.I only wish I could've done something.I'll miss your "premium" purr and our little "conversations". 1997-2013 See you again "ONE FINE DAY"


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Sorry about the job. Hope the trip brightens your days!
    ~Kimmy, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, Mei, Jasper, Esme, & Lucy Inara
    RIP Kia, Chipper, Morla, & June

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Santa Clara, CA
    Laurie, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your job. I hope you have a safe trip and a wonderful time in San Diego. If you make it to Northern CA please look me up. Wolflady lives fairly close to me now too.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.

    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    New Jersey
    Sorry to hear that you lost your job. It's something I always worry about with the new letterheads. Hope that everything works out well for you. Enjoy your trip. Hey, maybe now that you have some free time we can meet up sometime when I am down in Alexandria.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    I'm sorry you lost the job Laurie. Hopefully this trip will help clear
    your mind & let you relax and have some fun.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted

    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Sending (((HUGS)))
    I hope you have a wonderful time in San Diego and get your mind
    off all your troubles.


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