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I lost my job early last month :( I went in to work on the 9th (Monday) fully expecting to have a review for a raise. The meeting started after I came back from lunch, with one too many people in the room: the HR director. The senior vice president, who headed my department, started talking about the economy; I thought, "This isn't how you start a review..." He emphasized that it had nothing to do with my performance, but that my position was being eliminated due to economic troubles the company was having this year. I wasn't the only one let go that day, and I am told more lay-offs would follow. The senior VP had fully intended for me to be there for a long time, but the company president told him the previous Friday after hours that people would have to be let go, and that included my position. On the way out, I talked with another VP who I worked with in my department. She found out what happened just a few hours before I did, and was completely shocked. She asked the senior VP, "Why does it have to be him??" She told me I was like her left hand, and also said that if I was being let go, then she should probably update here resume as well, figuring that she might not be around in a few weeks herself.

I've sent out a bunch of resumes, but haven't had much luck so far. I did have an interview last week for a position similar to what I had, but they haven't decided yet; they have a lot of people to go through.


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Sorry to hear this Scott. What line of work are you in?


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Thanks, guys! Took me a few months to get this job two years ago, and that was before the economy started going down the loo :unsure:

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Optimist: "The glass is half full."

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Scott: "I didn't order this!!!"

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16

"Losing faith in Humanity, one person at a time."

"Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save." - Ps 146:3

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Sorry to hear this Scott. What line of work are you in?

I was doing general office-type work. I was a Marketing Assistant, which basically meant I helped the person in charge of marketing projects with whatever she needed.... data entry, scanning, file maintenance, presentation binding, proofreading, drafting letters, etc. I also was in charge of the shipping department.


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Optimist: "The glass is half full."

Pessimist: "The glass is half empty."

Scott: "I didn't order this!!!"

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16

"Losing faith in Humanity, one person at a time."

"Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save." - Ps 146:3

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Good karma coming your way, for a new and exciting job!!


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The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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You'll get through this, Scott. Just get your resume out there. Flood your area with your resume. The more companies that are looking, the more opportunities you'll have, the better opportunities you'll be offered, etc., etc. This is just a bump in the road.


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I'm sorry to hear that too. With useful skills like yours you might want to register with a temp agency right now. Sometimes something you do for a day or a week can lead to full time work when they see how well you do the job, and it will help keep the dollars rolling in. Good luck.


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I am so sorry to read that. It sounds like you have many transferable skills and aptitudes which I am certain someone in a company very soon will recognize and scoop you up. Its so hard with that kind of decision, because its not like you were prepared like you'd been reprimanded before.

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That is sad news. I hope you find something good pronto.

You will be in my prayers.

Daniel

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Ana (Mexico) ------ Daniel (California)(me)

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Sept. 11, 2004: Got married (civil), in Mexico :D

July 23, 2005: Church wedding

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K3(I-129F):

Oct. 28, 2004: Mailed I-129F.

~USPS, First-Class, Certified Mail, Rtn Recpt ($5.80)

Nov. 3, 2004: NOA1!!!!

Nov. 5, 2004: Check Cashed!!

zzzz deep hibernationn zzzz

May 12, 2005 NOA2!!!! #######!!! huh???

off to NVC.

May 26, 2005: NVC approves I129F.

CR1(I-130):

Oct. 6, 2004: Mailed I-130.

~USPS, First-Class, Certified Mail, Rtn Recpt ($5.80)

Oct. 8, 2004: I-130 Delivered to CSC in Laguna Niguel.

~Per USPS website's tracking tool.

Oct. 12, 2004 BCIS-CSC Signs for I-130 packet.

Oct. 21, 2004 Check cashed!

Oct. 25, 2004 NOA1 (I-130) Go CSC!!

Jan. 05, 2005 Approved!!!! Off to NVC!!!!

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NVC:

Jan. 05, 2005 ---> in route from CSC

Jan. 12, 2005 Case entered system

Jan. 29, 2005 Received I-864 Bill

Jan. 31, 2005 Sent Payment to St. Louis(I864)

Feb. 01, 2005 Wife received DS3032(Choice of Agent)

Feb. 05, 2005 Payment Received in St. Louis(I864)

Feb. 08, 2005 Sent DS3032 to Portsmouth NH

Feb. 12, 2005 DS3032 Received by NVC

Mar. 04, 2005 Received IV Bill

Mar. 04, 2005 Sent IV Bill Payment

Mar. 08, 2005 Received I864

Mar. 19, 2005 Sent I864

Mar. 21, 2005 I864 Received my NVC

Apr. 18, 2005 Received DS230

Apr. 19, 2005 Sent DS230

Apr. 20, 2005 DS230 received by NVC (signed by S Merfeld)

Apr. 22, 2005 DS230 entered NVC system

Apr. 27, 2005 CASE COMPLETE

May 10, 2005 CASE SENT TO JUAREZ

Off to Cd. Juarez! :D

calls to NVC: 6

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, American Consulate:

Apr. 27, 2005 case completed at NVC.

May 10, 2005 in route to Juarez.

May 25, 2005 Case at consulate.

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