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  1. #1
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    Happy Day - Joy Joy...

    Well, what a day...

    I got a nice phone call this morning at 10am my time from our HR lady letting me know that I was being laid off from my job of over 4 years after I had been on Parental Leave for 6 months...

    We don't know what we'll do now, three kids to raise and feed, my wife works hard but just does not make enough to cover the bills and the Tech / IT sector in this City is flat-lined thanks to low Oil & Gas prices and tons of my colleagues are in the same position...

    May have to consider a move to secure employment in a different province, or who knows...

    Some days I wonder why things just have seemed to have gone so wrong over the past three years...
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    ouch sorry to hear that

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    Bugger.
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    That is terrible news. I guess it doesn't mean much but I'm sure you'll figure something out. I know I've had my share of "omg, what will I do" situations over the past 5 years but I always seem to find a way.

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    Sorry to hear that.
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    Stay upbeat. Everything happens for a reason.

    The very worst-seeming situations do turn around for the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Stay upbeat. Everything happens for a reason.

    The very worst-seeming situations do turn around for the best!

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    I couldn't agree more. Everything does happen for a reason and this is 'your' time to reflect on it. Perhaps you want to open your own business or start in another field. Everything will work out take it one day at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Grateful Dad View Post
    . . . I got a nice phone call this morning at 10am my time from our HR lady letting me know that I was being laid off from my job of over 4 years after I had been on Parental Leave for 6 months...
    I hate to say this, but you probably shouldn't have taken 6mths off on the company's dime. This would have put you in the path of any future lay offs for sure, in these troubled financial times.

    Hope you can find other employment though. It can be rough especially with a family in tow. I've been there, in the past (1997 - 1998) and it wasn't much fun. Losing everything and having to rebuild from square 1. Financial issues can really tear at a family.
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    Hi Aussie,

    In Canada - we are entitled to Parental Leave on the birth of a child, and the company pays nothing in terms of our time off. The Government pays for us to take time off and bond with our kids if we so chose to do it.

    Despite the end result and the loss of my job - I would not change anything, the past 6 months of my life at home with my two kids was amazing.

    We'll survive, we have amazing friends who are on standby in case we need anything, what more could you ask for? Three amazing kids, an amazing and beautiful wife and friends who care about our well-being.

    Cheers!
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