Job Cancelled before I started

Discussion in 'ex-Rag Chew Central' started by NC5P, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. NC5P

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    I finished packing my truck when the phone rang. They canceled my job. The project was scrapped by the customer so they don't need me now. I have the worst luck of anyone I have ever known. At least I hadn't drove to Atlanta. If I had I would be talking to a lawyer.
  2. WF7A

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    Awwwwww, man--my heart really goes out to you, dood--that just royally, positively, unequivocally SUCKS!

    I guess even with an Intent to Hire letter that wouldn't help you recoup any $$$. :(

    If it's any consolation, there is somebody who has worse luck than you: my twin. I won't go into details here, but the gods really have it in for him and lives a life of nothing but bad luck. (He's out of work looking for a job and because of his lack of marketable skills, I don't think he'll nab one anytime soon; it took him five years to find a job last time...and it wasn't his fault why he's unemployed now.) In fact, his luck in finding a job has been so bad that I secured a domain for him: I'll get it up and running soon.
  3. NA4BH

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    What type of skills do you have? Electronics? Computer? What?
  4. WB2WIK

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    That does royally suck. But it sounds like they made a job offer before they had a solid contract, which is risky as hell. Why would "they" (whoever they are) do that?

    Better to work for a large company who always has work and doesn't rely on a single customer.

    Just returned from a visit to Apple. They're hiring like crazy, and it's not dependant on any customer. I never saw so many job opening posts in one place since about 2001.

    At least some companies seem to be doing well...
  5. N0SYA

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    Peace to you my brother.
  6. W2NAP

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    you couldnt of payed me enough to get me to go to craplanta
  7. K1VSK

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    Too bad but if it's any consolation, the latest DOL U6 report indicates total unemployment at 14.5% and rising (as opposed to the numbers often quoted in the media which are only those still eligible for unemployment compensation. That's 1 in 6 people (approx) which is what it was in 1939 AFTER the depression was supposed to be over. You are not alone!
  8. WB2WIK

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    Not alone, but I don't believe any of the stats.

    The unemployment rate in CA is allegedly very high, but I don't personally know anyone who wants to work and doesn't have a job. The film and television industry here is always hiring as people leave to go off on their own for fame and fortune or whatever they think they can find, so openings come up every hour.

    I have four kids who are employed just fine, and three are still in college. I'm employed, my XYL is employed, all my neighbors are employed.

    Seems to me the unemployment rates, high as they may be, reflect a fair number of "unemployables" for various reasons.

    I've been working since age 14, and I'm 60 now, so that's 46 years of continuous employment.

    Yes, I've moved to go where the jobs are, for sure.:eek:
  9. NC5P

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    I'm supposed to go to New Orleans for an interview next week. I wonder how far that will go? Now I know an offer letter overnighted to my home doesn't really mean anything now.
  10. KC0W

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    It really sucks having your hopes raised & then suddenly getting them dashed. Good luck with your job search.

    State by state numbers as of last month. Check out Nevada, wow. Here.

    Tom KC├śW
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