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I just found out were getting laid off in two months

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I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:52 pm

Sad but true. This job was the only job i have ever had where i actually looked forward to coming to work. Atleast we got a two month notice. My girls 5 months pregnant and now we both have start all over as she works here too. Its a pretty scary time.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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always centered, the monk
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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Will » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:23 pm

Perhaps you boss is heartless, but go directly to him and explain my wife is expecting our first child, so at least keep me on, please.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:25 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Will » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:30 pm

Damn, that is hard. :console:
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby genkaku » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:37 pm

Ouch.

Breathe carefully.

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:57 pm

Thanks.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:08 pm

:group:

hope everything works out


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:10 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:15 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby clw_uk » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:17 pm

Sorry to hear your news, hope things get better. At least there is impermenance so the difficult situation wont last forever :smile:


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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:20 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:21 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Placid-pool » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:46 pm

May be impermanent but feels bloody rotten at the time - I have been there.

I will be thinking of you and you will be in my prayers (well, call it lighting a candle and thinking of you all) .... postives coming over in massive waves dear friend. :hug:

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:50 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Placid-pool » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:58 pm

Ah no - heck - I got called into the boss's office two weeks before Christmas and told that the business was closing down, we could continue with another employer but we had to go self-employed (with all the risks that involves) and we had only a week to decide ... and find out all the info we needed to do this enormous step.

I can feel for you my friend and I wasn't supporting a pregnant partner ...in the end MY partner ended up sneaking in on my coat tails and working with the new employer who didn't know that he didn't work with me before ... gets like a comedy series but that is my life. :jumping:

I hope you both find mutual support and laugh together because this is the kind of thing that shows the strengths and weaknesses of a partnership - wishing you lots of laughs ... if you can laugh at a situation it is much less scary ... OK, give you a jumping off point - tell your partner that if things get really bad, you can go and live in a caravan, in a barn, in a tiny village in France because PP will put us up, and make cake - that should make you laugh!

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Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:03 pm

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:09 pm

i'm sorry
may you have the best of luck and this be a door thats opened for you, not one thats closing
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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:15 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:43 pm

Ouch! I know what you are saying. These are terrible times indeed. I own a business and the income, cash flows are way down already. In my opinion, it is all Bushism. Spending all that money on that Iraq War when there is no money to pay for it. I even added a page to a political website of mine to follow the anatomy of the current economic crisis:

http://antiwarrepublicans.com/costofwar.aspx
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Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Postby Placid-pool » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:48 pm

You wouldn't be the first ones to pole up on our doorstep needing housing ... the last one stayed 18 months and we sorted him out, got him back on his feet and sent him home again ... a few pounds heavier because of the home cooking but happier and more stable.

Nobody is ever out on their ear while I have a caravan.


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