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I haven't said anything about this yet here on Dims, but here goes.

Out of the blue, I was laid off last Tuesday. I'm 56 years old, and job hunting again. I had hoped to retire from that company in another decade or so....
I'm sorry to hear it, truly. It's scary for over-40s (is it more so for over-50s?) to job search in the current climate, but hopefully other employers in your field will recognize your experience and offer some good options.
 

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The people who own the property next to mine have sold it and they're cutting down the forest:(
 

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Don't you get at least notice Wayne? Are entitlements/pensions and stuff secure? I mean thats fucken' rough.
No notice at all. About an hour after I got into work, my manager called me into his office and gave me the bad news. They wouldn'e even let me take any of my personal items with me - instead, my mamager escorted me down to HR and our admin packed everything up in my office. Everyone who was laid off had to come back on Friday afternoon to pick up our stuff.

I got one week's pay for every year I had been with the company. That ammounts to two weeks' pay, which they will mail to me next week. No word yet on what's happening with my pension.
 

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No notice at all. About an hour after I got into work, my manager called me into his office and gave me the bad news. They wouldn'e even let me take any of my personal items with me - instead, my mamager escorted me down to HR and our admin packed everything up in my office. Everyone who was laid off had to come back on Friday afternoon to pick up our stuff.

I got one week's pay for every year I had been with the company. That ammounts to two weeks' pay, which they will mail to me next week. No word yet on what's happening with my pension.
Theres not much justice left in the world.:(
 

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I haven't said anything about this yet here on Dims, but here goes.

Out of the blue, I was laid off last Tuesday. I'm 56 years old, and job hunting again. I had hoped to retire from that company in another decade or so....
Damn. I'm sorry to hear that, Wayne.
 

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The movie Seven Pounds. :(





i've been pretty down for awhile and seeing this didn't help...but it affected me, just like it was meant to
 

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Migraine headaches that debilitate people and make them hurt... I wish I could take all of that pain away...! :( :wubu:
 

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I'm Listening to this song I used to listen to for hours on repeat during my parents divorce in '02


And the fact that I wasted $140 on a peice of shit that's going to collect dust for the rest of my life. Minus ONE day... I feel like, 'epic fail'
 

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I have to admit, Will Smith broke my heart. His facial expression through most of the movie was so tortured. I'm not even his biggest fan but wow...
Well, I'll give it that. He did a fine acting job, considering that the script was worse than something I'd likely see on a Lifetime Television Movie Marathon (enough holes in it to drive a Mack truck through, for starters). And I'd rather sit through said marathon than watch that tortured drama, or anything like it, ever again. I know ... different strokes, different folks 'n all. Will Smith *is* one of my favorite comedic actors. Problem is, I forgot the "comedic" part when I rented "Seven Pounds".
 

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And the fact that I wasted $140 on a peice of shit that's going to collect dust for the rest of my life. Minus ONE day... I feel like, 'epic fail'
Didn't you say that your parents bought you the dress? If they did, couldn't you try and be just a little grateful? I know this Prom thing has been a struggle for you, but, since you have decided to go ( no gun to your head ), why not find something positive about the experience. Breathe.
 

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Didn't you say that your parents bought you the dress? If they did, couldn't you try and be just a little grateful? I know this Prom thing has been a struggle for you, but, since you have decided to go ( no gun to your head ), why not find something positive about the experience. Breathe.
My prom dress was a thrift store special -- this creeping violet satin thing with puffy sleeves. Had obviously been a bridesmaid's special. Fortunately, I was too young & too thrilled that I had a date for the prom to be embarrassed by the monstrosity that I wore. Unfortunately, there are pictures, and I do occasionally stumble across them ... and cringe :eek: But then I see the sappy, goofy, star-struck smile on my face and I remember to ... breathe :D

PP, give it a chance. I think you'll enjoy yourself.
 

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A dear friend of mine lost her baby girl a week before she was due to be born and this friend just finished a family portrait painting with her with them and seeing it just makes me all sad for them. I just wish i could be nearby to give her a big hug.
 

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My prom dress was a thrift store special -- this creeping violet satin thing with puffy sleeves. Had obviously been a bridesmaid's special. Fortunately, I was too young & too thrilled that I had a date for the prom to be embarrassed by the monstrosity that I wore. Unfortunately, there are pictures, and I do occasionally stumble across them ... and cringe :eek: But then I see the sappy, goofy, star-struck smile on my face and I remember to ... breathe :D
Oh...sure...remind me that I NEVER WENT TO MY PROM!!!!!!!!!


:(:mad:

Well, I was asked by a few boys...but...still....I NEVER WENT TO MY PROM!!!!

You know I will need to see a picture of you in that dress. Pretty pleeeeeeease?!?

:happy::D
 

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Oh...sure...remind me that I NEVER WENT TO MY PROM!!!!!!!!!


:(:mad:

Well, I was asked by a few boys...but...still....I NEVER WENT TO MY PROM!!!!

You know I will need to see a picture of you in that dress. Pretty pleeeeeeease?!?

:happy::D
You couldn't pay me enough to post those pics, Mossy The Thing.

80's style hideous satin bridesmaid dress - yepper.
80's bubble-wrap permed hairdo -- check.
80's thick spatula coating of makeup, including bright blue eyeshadow and vivid kohl-black eyeliner -- double check
80's style tan tuxedo with black converse tennis shoes worn by my Huckleberry Finn of a date -- triple check

Hmm. On second thought, it is pretty freakin' hilarious. I'll start a new "Post Pics" thread and title it "Prom Disasters". Hopefully, those who are old enough to know what jellybean jackets and parachute pants are ... will contribute :D

Oh, and to stay on topic: The return of parachute pants makes me very, very sad.
 

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Well, I'll give it that. He did a fine acting job, considering that the script was worse than something I'd likely see on a Lifetime Television Movie Marathon (enough holes in it to drive a Mack truck through, for starters). And I'd rather sit through said marathon than watch that tortured drama, or anything like it, ever again. I know ... different strokes, different folks 'n all. Will Smith *is* one of my favorite comedic actors. Problem is, I forgot the "comedic" part when I rented "Seven Pounds".
The movie wasn't good at all, I agree. But his performance was great.

At least I didn't totally waste my money.
 

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My boyfriend being in Cancun right now, Ive seen him once in the space of 2 months and now he's over there for a friends wedding and when he comes back he's prob gonna have to be confined for a few days before any contact meaning it will be even longer til I see him! :(
 

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A dear friend of mine lost her baby girl a week before she was due to be born and this friend just finished a family portrait painting with her with them and seeing it just makes me all sad for them. I just wish i could be nearby to give her a big hug.
This just made me cry....I am so sorry for your friend's loss Megan :(
 
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