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Old Dec 31st 2008, 10:08 am
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BC, send me D's CV soonest...

you have me email addy, in case not, pm coming...
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Old Dec 31st 2008, 10:15 am
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OK Blue Cat and DaWarrior - listen..........

Seems like your world is falling apart to begin with, but calm down and start to see it for what it is - an opportunity to take stock of what you do, whether you want to keep doing that, and to use it as a breathing space while you (perhaps?) look around at other opportunities - perhaps in completely different fields - that you simply were too busy to think about before.

Happened to me three times (and will no doubt happen again) - and I'm still here, doing what I do to the best of my ability.

DON'T start firing off CVs and letters of application to all and sundry - it requires a more measured approach. One of my mates called a major firm in his line of work, explained his situation, and casually remarked 'I'm in your area next week - you may not have any vacancies, but I'd love to get your feedback on how you see the industry generally - can you spare me 15 minutes?'

The guy agreed to see him. He walked out of what became a 90-minute meeting with a new job..............

There are ways - and YES there are jobs out there, despite global economic gloom and doom........... stay positive.
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Old Dec 31st 2008, 10:22 am
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Dean - I think that is your best post ever! Karma on its way
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Old Dec 31st 2008, 10:26 am
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OK Blue Cat and DaWarrior - listen..........

Seems like your world is falling apart to begin with, but calm down and start to see it for what it is - an opportunity to take stock of what you do, whether you want to keep doing that, and to use it as a breathing space while you (perhaps?) look around at other opportunities - perhaps in completely different fields - that you simply were too busy to think about before.

Happened to me three times (and will no doubt happen again) - and I'm still here, doing what I do to the best of my ability.

DON'T start firing off CVs and letters of application to all and sundry - it requires a more measured approach. One of my mates called a major firm in his line of work, explained his situation, and casually remarked 'I'm in your area next week - you may not have any vacancies, but I'd love to get your feedback on how you see the industry generally - can you spare me 15 minutes?'

The guy agreed to see him. He walked out of what became a 90-minute meeting with a new job..............

There are ways - and YES there are jobs out there, despite global economic gloom and doom........... stay positive.
wise words....
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Old Dec 31st 2008, 10:27 am
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OK Blue Cat and DaWarrior - listen..........

Seems like your world is falling apart to begin with, but calm down and start to see it for what it is - an opportunity to take stock of what you do, whether you want to keep doing that, and to use it as a breathing space while you (perhaps?) look around at other opportunities - perhaps in completely different fields - that you simply were too busy to think about before.

Happened to me three times (and will no doubt happen again) - and I'm still here, doing what I do to the best of my ability.

DON'T start firing off CVs and letters of application to all and sundry - it requires a more measured approach. One of my mates called a major firm in his line of work, explained his situation, and casually remarked 'I'm in your area next week - you may not have any vacancies, but I'd love to get your feedback on how you see the industry generally - can you spare me 15 minutes?'

The guy agreed to see him. He walked out of what became a 90-minute meeting with a new job..............

There are ways - and YES there are jobs out there, despite global economic gloom and doom........... stay positive.
Very much appreciated Dean!
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Well since I didn’t get to wish you all a merry Christmas (I’ve been watching cricket) do have a great new year .

Sorry to hear that some of you are struggling, best of luck folks and chin up now .
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Hope you all have a great evening tonight, wherever you choose to spend it. Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2009 brings you everything you have ever wanted. 2009 is the year that I WILL meet W10

Happy new year Debs... Hope you ands yours are well? xx
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Happy New Year you lot!

Can't be as shit as the last one at least
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Happy new year Debs... Hope you ands yours are well? xx
hey you! how you doing! PM me

feeling a bit better today, coming to terms with the shock x
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feeling a bit better today, coming to terms with the shock x
That's good to hear BC - was getting worried when I didn't see you here for a long time...chin up, hopefully some very good news is just around the corner.

Happy New Year!
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That's good to hear BC - was getting worried when I didn't see you here for a long time...chin up, hopefully some very good news is just around the corner.

Happy New Year!
let's hope so IG, HappY New Year
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jinxed myself, my husband has just lost his job, on way home now
I'm sincerely sorry to hear that...I'm sure he will turn things around sooner than you hope...Good luck and thinking about you...
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Happy new year Debs... Hope you ands yours are well? xx
Good to see you and the new number...
How's the man???
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OK Blue Cat and DaWarrior - listen..........

Seems like your world is falling apart to begin with, but calm down and start to see it for what it is - an opportunity to take stock of what you do, whether you want to keep doing that, and to use it as a breathing space while you (perhaps?) look around at other opportunities - perhaps in completely different fields - that you simply were too busy to think about before.

Happened to me three times (and will no doubt happen again) - and I'm still here, doing what I do to the best of my ability.

DON'T start firing off CVs and letters of application to all and sundry - it requires a more measured approach. One of my mates called a major firm in his line of work, explained his situation, and casually remarked 'I'm in your area next week - you may not have any vacancies, but I'd love to get your feedback on how you see the industry generally - can you spare me 15 minutes?'

The guy agreed to see him. He walked out of what became a 90-minute meeting with a new job..............

There are ways - and YES there are jobs out there, despite global economic gloom and doom........... stay positive.
Reading this made me want to quit my job just to try out your technique...
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Same here. We were just told last night. Given 3 months notice though
So sorry to hear this as well...Things will pick up, I'm sure...
Good luck!!!
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