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Laid off [Jun. 2nd, 2009|09:35 pm]
Ron Newman
This afternoon around 4 pm, I was laid off after 5 1/4 years of faithful service as a Ruby, Perl, and MySQL programmer at Merrill Lextranet (formerly Legal Computer Solutions, Inc.)

Tasks for tomorrow:

- Return key and some random other stuff to the office. Say a few more goodbyes to people I didn't get to talk to between 4pm and 6pm today. (Some folks there are taking me to lunch on Friday.)

- Deposit final paycheck

- Re-read severance agreement, make sure I agree with it, sign it, and mail it back to Merrill.

- File for unemployment

- Try to relax

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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2009-06-03 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks. Please let's stay in touch.
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[User Picture]From: lbmango
2009-06-03 02:39 am (UTC)
Wow, that sucks. I'1l keep my eyes open, but ... yeah.

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[User Picture]From: anomie666
2009-06-03 02:43 am (UTC)
Ugh!! :(

Sorry Ron.

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[User Picture]From: surrealestate
2009-06-03 03:38 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that -- I hope something comes your way soon. Meanwhile, try to enjoy the summer. It's a good time to have free time.
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[User Picture]From: siderea
2009-06-03 04:51 am (UTC)
Oh, man. Sorry to hear it.
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[User Picture]From: beowabbit
2009-06-03 05:11 am (UTC)
So sorry!
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[User Picture]From: fibro_witch
2009-06-03 10:15 am (UTC)
Oh dear, I know so many people who are searching for jobs now.
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[User Picture]From: adrian_turtle
2009-06-03 12:06 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. That's really tough.
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From: llennhoff
2009-06-03 02:03 pm (UTC)
That's awful. I wish you the best of luck. I hope they have an ok severance plan. I'm not in the area, but if I do hear of anything up there I'll let you know.
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[User Picture]From: plumtreeblossom
2009-06-03 03:23 pm (UTC)
Really sorry to hear it. Once you're ready, I'll send you my company's link and you can see if anything fits.
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[User Picture]From: nosrednayduj
2009-06-03 04:43 pm (UTC)
Good luck... I just sent you an email, which I'm guessing is a personal address rather than a company one, but in case you don't get email from me, you might let me know your current address.

Hope your severance agreement isn't too stupid. Mine said I wasn't even supposed to say it EXISTED, let alone what it contained. I made them take out that line. I was also supposed to not badmouth the company, and since I'd ALREADY DONE SO in my LJ, I made them put in an exception for blogs prior to date X. It was kind of an amusing process.
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[User Picture]From: nu_luba
2009-06-03 07:18 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry to hear that Ron. Unfortunately my company just went through a bunch of layoffs and we are not hiring
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