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Being Laid Off

 
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There is a Huge Probability that I will get Laid-Off next month. And its feels awful especially since i am in a foreign Country and more since i loved the company. I know I might get another job soon(or maybe not) but still it pains me to think how Dispensable I am.
Anyone else who has felt the same ??
 
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Hi,
I'm in exactly same situation and having exactly similar feelings and worries.
Whatever it is.. home country is the best place to live..
What an uncertain and unreliable life here...!
This really sucks!!
Saran
 
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The unfortunate reality is that employees are resources. I was laid off from my last job and I am still working out issues with insurance claims and such from when I was an employee.
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Yes, I am planning to send my CVs out from Monday but I no longer have that secure feeling around me And have turned Paranoid. Its funny how external things can change a persons Character.
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Tintin if you are in the UK .... all you need to do is put the word Java in your CV and you'll be baraged with calls from Agents ... be VERY selective ... trust me on this!! Don't let them convince you that you're perfect for a role that you're not too sure about.
 
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Angela, is that to say that you're putting the 'new job' feelers out?
 
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No just that once upon a time I did and recieved 45 calls from different agents in two days! Eventually I just ended up leaving my answerphone on permanently until they went away! Too much of a good thing!
 
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CV? Is that another name for Resume used in the UK?
Paul R
 
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C.V.: Cybernetic Variant
 
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I too was indirecly effected by lay-off in my client company. I was consulting/contracting with them. They can not extend my contract. [I was with them for last 9 months ].
I do not think just JAVA in CV (~Resume) is that good in UK/Ireland, as of today. My personal experience is almost similar to that of Angela, around 15 calls over 3 days. But fact is that all those calls were from headhunters with prospective(!) clients. But I am yet to receive a call from a technical person of actual clients side - even 20 days after floating my CV!
Ashok.

[This message has been edited by J Ash (edited May 21, 2001).]
 
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I tend to agree with Ash keeping in mind the experience some of my friends had. Though they definitely received lots of call in the first few days, they were all from Headhunters who promised something but just 1 or 2 came back with something Concrete.
After saying this, I am still sure that its not difficult to get a job if u r a SCJP in the UK. What is difficult is getting a good job. Beleive me , both are very different.
Anyway, your point is right. Java skills in UK can get u a job fairly easily.
Will keep u guys posted abt my Search.
Any good UK Jobs Sites ??
Regards
Tintin
 
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