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Economy Hits Home
« on: May 11, 2008, 07:43:59 PM »

Not mine, but my brother's.  The Golden Child, as we call him.  BS and MS (Biomedical Engineering) in 4.5 years, on full ride and while working as an RA to boot.  Marries high-school sweetheart.  Gets PhD from well-regarded university.  Lands good job with large, stable company.  A few years later, their business interests change and he moves to smaller, more start-up-ish company.

Was informed Friday that he was laid off.  About 8 weeks' severance.

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Re: Economy Hits Home
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 07:52:19 PM »

Dude.
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Re: Economy Hits Home
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 07:56:33 PM »

high-school sweetheart

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 08:02:13 PM »

http://www.guardian.co.uk...rss&feed=networkfront
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 08:35:15 PM »

It's hitting here too. My brother in law now working from home (his office closed) for a fraction of his salary. They sold their house to an investor from whom they are now renting; so he's renting the house that used to be his.
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Re: Economy Hits Home
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 09:41:44 PM »


Is this a sign of the global economic depression that you predicted?
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 06:42:49 AM »

That sucks Clive.  Sad

Best wishes to him in finding something new.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 07:06:09 AM »

sorry to hear that sucks
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Re: Economy Hits Home
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008, 07:08:23 AM »


LOL


Sorry to hear about the turn Clive.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008, 07:45:31 AM »

Heard today he starts his new job next week.  Only one exit farther down the road than the old job.

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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008, 08:39:34 AM »

Dude.
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008, 10:50:53 AM »

Sounds like a good week.

Good to hear.
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008, 11:16:07 AM »

excellent. Cheers
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008, 01:06:56 PM »

I missed this thread the first time around, but I'm glad to hear that your brother is employed once again. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008, 01:40:05 PM »

Just occurred to me: he got a paid four-week vacation, another month's pay for nothing, and a job at a better company.

"Golden Child" indeed, the little *fudge*er.
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