Getting laid off on Friday ...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by whitham_wannabe, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    ... so who wants to go mid-week riding? :D
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  2. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Totally misread your title :lol3

    This isn't as good as the way I read it :wink:
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  3. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    Yeah,,I read the same thing you did!:rofl
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  4. Apple Jam

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    even if you're not getting LAID on Friday :deal
    Can't ride, tho, because neither of those things are happening to me :cry
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  5. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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    I thought I was getting laid off 2 Fridays ago. Sadly, it wasn't true. :cry
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  6. Outdoor_Girl

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    I read that wrong as well. Sorry you're getting laid off but I hope you get laid on Friday as consolation!!
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  7. joeman

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    I just got hit today. Its going around.

    Would be interested in midweek ride after I figure out what the hell is going on.

    Joe
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  8. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    Sorry to hear it, Joe.

    So, Day 1 of my new life of leisure, just a couple of hours of local single track. Beats working, until the paychecks stop coming in ...

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  9. Snowlover

    Snowlover Been here awhile

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    Sorry if it was unexpected for you personally. That would present a very unfortunate even in a persons life. However, I see too many "seasonal" workers that PLAN on this and enjoy snowmobiling all winter as they collect from The Man.

    Kind of like a part time job. If I knew I had a few weeks off due to "seasonal" issues, I would financially plan and have a great vacation also.

    Yeah, I have no experience in either. Never been laid off and getting laid was too long ago to admit.
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  10. joeman

    joeman Adventurer

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    I was part of a 10% RIF in the engineering team from my old company. The company is still living with mistakes made 4 years ago by the old CEO. The new CEO is known for cutting headcount.
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  11. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx

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    I was part of a RIF 2 months ago. First time in my 36 working years. I had big ideas about going riding more often, spending lots of quality time in Moab, summer trip to Alaska, ... then planned to switch career track to something quite different and more manual work (less software, more hardware).

    Then I talked to some former co-workers from a decade ago. Been working with them since the day after the RIF non-stop, and now this week traveling for 2 weeks to the east coast for 2 certification trainings.

    Enjoy your time off while you can and hope the checks resume in an acceptable time after you first have some fun and maybe renew your perspective, maybe try something different that you really like.

    Maybe I will get some time this summer or fall to follow my own advice/wishes :-)

    - Mike
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  12. whitham_wannabe

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    Just heard that one of my old Chrysler colleagues got the axe from his job at Tesla today. Sucks.

    Day 2, and I took the 'Berg back out again. All a bit wet out there after the weekend of rain.

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    Sorry for the crappy video, will try to point it in the right direction next time. :huh

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  13. tony the tiger

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  14. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    Sorry, I haven't been keeping you updated on the progress of the Great Unemployed ... I shall try to rectify that now.

    Day Three, I mostly sat around in my underpants playing Xbox. I will spare you a picture. But I did pack up the bike ...

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  15. whitham_wannabe

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    Day Four, I rode to California in the pouring rain.

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  16. whitham_wannabe

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    Day Five, and I found the Usal Road closed.

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    The coast made up for it, though.

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  17. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    Day six, I met my mate Bondy just south of Big Sur. We shared a ghetto camp site under a bridge, and a few too many beers.

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  18. whitham_wannabe

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    The next day ('twas a Saturday, so doesn't count as a 'work day'), I took a photo of three worlds, Earth, the moon and Jupiter in the skies over LA.

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  19. whitham_wannabe

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    And Sunday, we surfed the tops of clouds through the San Gabriel Wilderness.

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  20. tony the tiger

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    :clap very cool.
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