jfg wrote:So, to make matters worse, I just found out today that my job is being eliminated. I can take a different job at the company that is basically what I did four years ago when I started and work my way up the ladder again (not sure yet if the pay is the same or not), or take a payout and a month severance and do unemployment. There's a possibility I could land a better gig at the company, but it's not a slam dunk, it would depend on if a couple people in management who have placed their trust in me decide to stay... and I have to make my decision to stay or go by Monday. Good times.
Man, really sorry to hear that.
Sounds like your company got bought or is merging or something? Management "deciding to stay or not" makes it sound like something is going on. My wife is going through a buyout/merger right now. HR department, gone. Lawyers, gone. Upper management, gone. Her job is safe since without her, there's no one to secure all the information. She does database backup stuff and a million other things. Anyway, I'd talk to the people in management and see which way they are leaning as far as staying/going, and I'd also do whatever I could to stay off of unemployment. There's a stigma with it and some employers won't hire someone who's unemployed. Even seen some job ads flat saying not to apply if you're unemployed because they won't even consider hiring you. Here's a couple of links about it:http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/employment/unemployed-these-companies-won-t-hire-youhttp://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2073520,00.html
So I'd do whatever I could to stay in a job, while looking for a new/better one.
Again, sorry to hear about it, but I do wish you the best of luck!
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