Poll: Do you personally know someone who was laid off from their job? What was their profession?

With the world basically being in a recession, I have personally seen stores closing (4 stores in my town that have been here forever), factorys and offices are laying people off, and everyone is cleaning house and firing workers that they should have a long time ago? Have you or someone you know been terminated or laid off from your job? What was your profession? Do your or that person you know that has lost their job know what they are going to do next about finding another job?

Asked By: BigRick the Beer Drinker - 12/11/2008
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I am a Sheet Metal Worker that is laid off. its so hard to find work anywhere right now. I just got back from an interview at UPS but its just for seasonal work, til the holidays are over.
Answered By: someguyacrosstown - 12/11/2008
Additional Answers (9)
Tig welder, he still has his other job, toolmaker.
Answered By: Bub - 12/11/2008
Answered By: Your question confuses me™ - 12/11/2008
i live in indiana and u may kno the RV business was popular here, so when that ended so did a lot of ppls jobs. so yes i kno ppl and no i don't kno if they got new jobs
Answered By: christy - 12/11/2008
Answered By: Bekka - 12/11/2008
i have seen a few : Drug Dealers (just a joke) the rest it serious accountant deli laundry-mat nail salon airplane part manufacturing factory workers
Answered By: bigblackjack95 - 12/11/2008
My brother was laid off from his job with a title insurance company, which is related to real estate and the mortgage industry. He is 50 and has worked there since he was a senior in high school. My son was laid off from his job as a car salesman. They have no idea what they will do now.
Answered By: smartypants909 - 12/11/2008
my aunt got laid off last month she has been looking every since. everyday she goes to unemployment place and search for jobs. she had left one job that was about to lay her off for a job in a factory where they make baby formula and then one day they tell them that their being laid off. It sucks
Answered By: ky_by01 - 12/11/2008
My husband is a licensed plumber and got laid off. He got a job the next day as a pipe-fitter and has been there ever since making better money with more hours. It's actually worked to our benefit. Score one for the little guy!
Answered By: JOAKOOL - 12/11/2008
He was an accountant (CPA) for a large firm.Another friend works for a company that put all employees in the store on part time. In a third case a company decided to run their business in a different way and closed their entire office, leaving about 40 people jobless.
Answered By: LARA - 12/11/2008
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