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I was just downsized!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by little_late_MD, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. little_late_MD

    little_late_MD Ready To Jump
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    Yup, my company brought everyone in my position (about 10 of us) up to the executive conference room, and the COO told us all that after Dec 9th are positions no longer exist. Then he explained our severence packages, encouraged us to apply for jobs in other departments, and let the HR guy explain all the legalese. I could kind of tell this was coming, but man, I've never had anything like this happen. This is why I'm trying to get out of the corporate world. :(

    Well, if anyone knows any companies that need an operations manager in the South Florida area, I'm looking for a job.
     
  2. humuhumu

    humuhumu nukunuku apua'a
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    That sucks. Are you applying to med school during this cycle? You can't beat medicine for job security.
     
  3. SanDiegoSOD

    SanDiegoSOD Milk was a bad choice
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    I was "downsized" in April when the lab I worked for ran out of grant funding. I feel your pain, it's definitely not fun... (but at least you got a severance package :))
     
  4. medhacker

    medhacker We can end world poverty!
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    Bro this is like so typical of So. Florida's job security, I hope you find what you are looking for.
     
  5. Apparition

    Apparition 1K Member
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    I PMd you.
     
  6. jbrice1639

    jbrice1639 Cub Fan, Bud Man
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    i wish my company would downsize me...i would have absolutely no problem collecting severance pay and unemployment for 6 months til med school starts :D
     
  7. unfrozencaveman

    unfrozencaveman not a dude
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    Yeah!! I would kill to be on severance and then collect unemployment until med school starts.
     
  8. medicomel

    medicomel Purveyor of short posts.
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    And this is why I'm coasting in my cube. :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  9. dragonmate

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    I'm sorry bout that. This is never easy, but I'm sure you're well on your way to a better job. ;)
     
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    Hell yeah!
     
  11. little_late_MD

    little_late_MD Ready To Jump
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    Actually I'm working on my pre-reqs right now, so I still have about 2 years left of slaving for the bean-counters-in-chief. I'm not really as upset about losing my job, as the way in which it was carried out. I understand a company's drive to remain lean and profitable, but for them to lay us off, and then tell us to apply for other jobs within the company was kind of insulting. I mean, they know what we're capable of, how about placing us where we can make an impact.

    The worst part of the whole deal: the COO comes in, and the first thing he says is "I've been in your shoes in this situation twice before in my own life." Grrrrrr.......I'm a professional, I don't need to be patronized while I'm losing my job.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, lil' late. I wish you luck finding something to carry you through the next two years.
     

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