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Posted on Fri, Jan 04, 2008 21:28

So, I met with my HR director today and he informs me that I have 3 options: Stay and get fired (he stated it was nothing he could do about how they were treating me) Find another job within the next week or two Take a Severance Package of 3 months pay with the option of staying in good standing with the company So I have a week to find a lawyer who is willing to help me negotiate at least 10 months pay which would be a month for each year I was with the company.


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Posted on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 19:37

Re: nodramaaroundme write: Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm still on the fence about 2008. On the job front it's has gotten worst with my supervisor and "teammates" openly discussing my medical condition (Dr put me on bed rest due to a flare up with my ankle and possible nerve damage) and my meeting with a VP at work for job options. But on the other hand, I may have a job opening, I just need to get out of that department. In my personal life, as mentioned before I can't seem to catch a break with this ankle sometimes. But at the same time I know it's the only reason that I still have a job. And then there is a possible "Love/Like" interest. It's a good distraction from the work related mess. I'm trying to focus on the positive, but boy is it hard. I will say for the most part 2008 has it's plus side.

I'm glad to see you're doing a bit better. I know how hard it is since I'm in the same boat right now (they got rid of me Jan 7th after I came back from vacation). Anyway, I've discovered that it's the best thing that could've happened to me. It looks like I'll get a major raise if I snag one of the jobs I've already applied to. The waiting game is the worst though. Get that lawyer so that you can get the most out of the severance package (I wasn't that lucky...they blind-sided me so I didn't have a chance. All I can say is that it was well planned.) Anyway, you've got to stay 2 steps ahead of them. Good luck! Melissa


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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 09:08

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm still on the fence about 2008. On the job front it's has gotten worst with my supervisor and "teammates" openly discussing my medical condition (Dr put me on bed rest due to a flare up with my ankle and possible nerve damage) and my meeting with a VP at work for job options. But on the other hand, I may have a job opening, I just need to get out of that department. In my personal life, as mentioned before I can't seem to catch a break with this ankle sometimes. But at the same time I know it's the only reason that I still have a job. And then there is a possible "Love/Like" interest. It's a good distraction from the work related mess. I'm trying to focus on the positive, but boy is it hard. I will say for the most part 2008 has it's plus side.


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Posted on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 14:14

I'm so sorry this is happening to you. :( I have no real advice to offer. But the one thing that helps me in difficult situations is if I can somehow take control of the situation - even if I can't change the situation. For example, make an action plan. Decide how YOU will react and formulate your next steps. I know you will make it through this. You have already proven what a strong lady you are. :)


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Posted on Wed, Jan 09, 2008 22:20

I just AH-DORE ya! I KNOW this will work out for you. You are just too good a person for it not to! Just keep really good records. Keep 'yer chin up!


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Posted on Tue, Jan 08, 2008 11:41

ND, this is a tough situation. In Wisconsin if someone gets fired they collect unemployment (unless it is for something illegal). Maybe the best option would be the 3 months severance. I still think you would be able to collect unemployment, as when I lost a state job years ago due to downsizing, I got a severance package and was able to collect unemployment also. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!


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Posted on Tue, Jan 08, 2008 11:08

Ditto....DOCUMENT....DOCUMENT.., DOCUMENT! Good luck, too!


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Posted on Tue, Jan 08, 2008 08:32

Ask him to give you your options in writing. Anytime they call you to HR tell them you want it written so you can re-read it and give it some thought before you make your decision. Always ask for at least 48 hours after the meeting, NOT counting weekends. Natalie


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Posted on Mon, Jan 07, 2008 17:07

Yes, make sure you get everything they tell you in writing. And then, get a lawyer and kick their a$$.


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Posted on Sun, Jan 06, 2008 17:39

NoDrama - Remember - 'And this too shall pass'. I have just went through some troubles at work and even though it doesn't make sense right now, I know something good will come of it or it will make sense in the future. Keep your head up and don't let them get you down. Focus on the positive and how much better your life will be when you move on to another job and get away from all the negativity. Best Wishes!


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Posted on Sun, Jan 06, 2008 05:02

Have your HR person put that ALL in writing. I can't believe he actually said stay and be fired. WOW ND I'm so sorry that you're having to go through this, I truly hope there is a silver lining in this for you. Best wishes for a much better rest of 2008. HUGS Natalie


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Posted on Sun, Jan 06, 2008 04:14

Hey nodrama, that's a tough time for you. Here's hoping you can negotiate at least 10 months severace and land yourself a great job where you're not subjected to all this hassle!


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