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The company I work for is cutting 35% of its jobs by Mid May and what do ya know..I'm part of that 35% horay! well not really..the reason why I am getting laid off because I'm relatively new (less than a year here) and other people have seniority over me so they're going to to keep them. I think this is bullshit because at least half the people I work with, including some of the managers and supervisors, all they do is chill in their office, surf the web and just hang out and take 2 hour lunches...fuckin' suck. I would think the people who determine who goes and who stays would be smart enough to base their decisions based on reasons other than seniority.

I'm going to move where there's snow.

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Bummer on the lay off, but at least it gives you the option to go somewhere that has real snow. Hint: Move west...
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The company I work for is cutting 35% of its jobs by Mid May and what do ya know..I'm part of that 35% horay! well not really..the reason why I am getting laid off because I'm relatively new (less than a year here) and other people have seniority over me so they're going to to keep them. I think this is bullshit because at least half the people I work with, including some of the managers and supervisors, all they do is chill in their office, surf the web and just hang out and take 2 hour lunches...fuckin' suck. I would think the people who determine who goes and who stays would be smart enough to base their decisions based on reasons other than seniority.

I'm going to move where there's snow.
I hear you man, hope you find another soon, what's your profession?
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Dude that kind of stuff is happening all over the place. Locally around here in the past few months alot of the people at car dealerships have been gettin axed. Luckily I haven't gotten burned. But word dude sorry bout your luck.

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I hear you man, hope you find another soon, what's your profession?
I work for a quality control company..They ensured clients' products were safe and compliant to federal laws and regulations, etc.

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I amsorry to hear about your job, the truth is that it's hard all over. But at least now you have an excuse to move out of PA icy conditions.
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this may become an issue for me since we were just purchased by another company not long ago. once they are officially my bosses, there's going to be a chance some of us don't get that nice offer letter and get a ding letter instead. they tell us that most of us aren't in danger, but most does not mean all, so i've definitely been polishing my resume in the last couple weeks...just in case.
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Well, if you want to head west and be near really great snowboarding and live in a pretty nice city, you might give Portland, Oregon a look. I am a test driver for Freightliner trucks now owned by Daimler of Germany. There has been a huge merger and now Daimler has some major plans going for Freightliner Trucks including the fact that we supply 99% of the US military`s heavy vehicles and unfortunately I don`t see any end for the need for more military hardware. There may be a real opportunity for someone like yourself with your education in the product developement arena. If you are interested in the area, you may want to shoot your resume to the headquarters here in Portland.

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Good luck; it is a good company to work for and I see a lot of stable growth potential here. Freightliner has huge contracts with the nation`s largest carriers like Swift, Schnieder and JB Hunt and they way many of their idiotic drivers wreck trucks, we will never be out of work

This is the project truck we are testing. I drive this rig with test trailers every night and put it through all kinds of operations to prove the truck. It is a damn nice rig to drive and finally Freightliner has a truck that will compete seriously with Kenworth and Peterbuilt. As a quality control guy, you would be involved with the project in some manner.





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thanks snowolf..if i seriously consider moving out west i will shoot my resume to your company.

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