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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 08:21

Going out on a limb here, but this past Monday I was handed my pink slip from home wrecking after 13 years due to office reduction. (Divorce / Bankruptcy Paralegal). I was given a hefty serverance pay, and out of the office before 11 a.m.. I knew it was coming so I am not dishearted, especially when I have 3 other part-time jobs. (2 bartending and 1 dog-sitting)(don't laugh, I make good money). Well, I called my friends asking how is a person suppose to feel when ya' get the boot, because I was laughing all the way home; I have never been fired from any job. Well, I made one special call to a friend, he's says "T" we have a seasonal position open. I replied "I'll Take It". I begin working this Monday, as one of the official (remove all liquids, please) Weedeater / Treewell Girl at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery for 973 trees. No more stress, no more figuring out what to wear to work, no more steak knifes taped to monitors, no more home wrecking, well other than bartending. I will be working with good group of people, and get this; they all ride. I will be riding to and fro with them each day. My question is still how is a person suppose to feel when their fired, booted, let go, etc,? ; because I am stilling laughing after a week and the 2nd question is does this gray work uniform make my butt look big? (I even get work shirts with my name on it so I remember who I am) Please no I am so sorry comments either----LMSAO


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Posted on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 03:34

Thanks, FTF, I just hope I can make it that long. I repeat, No Stress, No Stress...lol.


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Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2007 19:00

The shakes do go away after about the third day. Been there done that. Just think of the tan you will get. I know that the hard work will pay off. Actually it's good for you, all the walking and weight you have to carry. Did the summer of mowing and weed eating. keeps you fit. I think all the fresh air is good for you also. I feel I was the most fit the years I was outside every day. When we meet at Leakey you can get a back rub from me. Keep at it, it's just a matter of using parts of your self you haven't used for a while. Your doing great.


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Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2007 18:40

Demo,,, now I will take the "oh poor you" comment...lol... so let me bore ya' my first day of being the official weeder girl at the veterans cemetery. I rode my bike all the way there - by myself - 20 miles - I lost count weedeating after 100 trees--had to have the kid weedeater partner to light my cigarette and hold my water bottle, because my hands were shaking so badly, - he says the shakes will go away about the 3rd day, HA!!!, if ya' think I am going to believe that... well it poured down raining and we were released at 3p.m., well, another ride home in the rain, needless to say I truely believe that every 18 wheeler was on the road, of course passing me... and splashing me...more/less to say, I was a wet sopping tired girl, stopped for a towel and beer, hoping to stop the shakes, I think I spilt 1/2 of it on the wet towel. I am now in dire need of a rubber down, up all over, some sleep, and pray to God that I can make it tomorrow... what a first day at work.


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Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 2007 10:41

Tamara....at least you have a bike! You can get out with friends and ride. That's great freedom. You get wind therapy. The rest will take care of its self. Your a hard worker. You will be fine.


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Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 2007 10:08

Re: Hope you get the job! Going through the same thing myself right now. Just have to joke to keep from being stressed. symbiotic write: Hi Tamara, I am currently working for an Agency, who placed me in a local County Correctional Facility. I was working 5 or more nights a week,then,the Correctional Facility hired on a new Nurse of their own, who took away almost all my shifts,and left me only the crumbs. It completely screwed up my plans of moving forward and away from a situation I was in,and I was more or less placed in a reverse course,back to square one again. I almost lost faith and was actually pissed off about things, but instead of letting it get the best of me, I went on Career Builder,and sent out about 30 resumes on Monday, and in the interim,I landed myself an interview at one of the most renowned behavioral/re-hab hospitals for adolescents in NJ,and I am feeling very positive I will get the job. Some things happen for a reason. Just another one of lifes many mysteries. I am happy to know you have a new job that sounds cool,and that you're doing ok. xoxo Debbi



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Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 2007 07:20

AAAWWWWWW I'm so sorry for you. (hahahaha you should know better then to tell people not to do or say something) Timing is everything. you have to also look at the reasons you got fired. to me it looks like it was because they had to reduce the manpower, so thats not a bad thing. i work construction so i see that all the time. it also goes the other way as well. I just quit one company because i didn't like the way they did things and had another company waiting for me to go to work for them.didn't miss a day of work changing company's.


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 23:59

thanks for making sure we weren't drinking while reading. Sounds great the new job. Heck I was never fired either let go after 11 years due to bankruptcy also, knew it was coming. Heck went on a much needed vacation. Loved it. Like you had another job asap. Enjoy the new At least you'll know who you are and were ya work LOL safe riding


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 22:02

Hi Tamara, I am currently working for an Agency, who placed me in a local County Correctional Facility. I was working 5 or more nights a week,then,the Correctional Facility hired on a new Nurse of their own, who took away almost all my shifts,and left me only the crumbs. It completely screwed up my plans of moving forward and away from a situation I was in,and I was more or less placed in a reverse course,back to square one again. I almost lost faith and was actually pissed off about things, but instead of letting it get the best of me, I went on Career Builder,and sent out about 30 resumes on Monday, and in the interim,I landed myself an interview at one of the most renowned behavioral/re-hab hospitals for adolescents in NJ,and I am feeling very positive I will get the job. Some things happen for a reason. Just another one of lifes many mysteries. I am happy to know you have a new job that sounds cool,and that you're doing ok. xoxo Debbi


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 20:00

OH....Miss T he said you could wear this. That people would understand the circumstances And YES....you'll be "laughing" all the way to the bank!

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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 19:56

There is always a way to make money, honey..... I've called a friend and he's willing to help Said he'd be right over. He'll even pick u up! This is his pimp car

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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 18:29

There that one prayer I like God grant me the strength to change the things I can.....


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 11:53

CONGRATS GIRL!!!! One door slammed shut and a newer brighter one opened....that's how I look at it. NEVER, EVER been fired, just lost 3 jobs in my lifetime due to lack of funding for the Grants. I SO agree with Glideman and Msprose, "T" and Maneater!!! I too love to walk an read them. We have the special really OLD (Oldest one I suppose) here in St. Augustine FL.....really good reading, whats left of them anyway...LOL's BEST OF LUCK....CONGRATS!!! HUGZ Suz/Bran~ ;)


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 11:15

Doing great g/f! I have always seen it as a new door of opportunity and possibilities! Seeeee.. You're living proof! Hugs!


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 10:01

Great Tam your handling it just great, getting all stressed out and bent out of shape never helped anyone. The only suggestion I would make is go out and have a drink or two to what was, because it's all part of what makes you who you are. Enjoy Ride safe.


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Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 08:29


Re:Wow Tam, I guess you are feeling the way you should feel and frankly I am envious of your new job!! I would love to work in a cemetary!!! And how many people pick up a new job just like that? Outdoors, riding to work, peaceful place, no stress. It sounds like it will be really nice. I don't think you were fired, I think you were promoted. And you are still laughing so maybe you don't think it is so bad either!!! How cool you get to work with your friends and give dignity to the dead. TamaraT write: Going out on a limb here, but this past Monday I was handed my pink slip from home wrecking after 13 years due to office reduction. (Divorce / Bankruptcy Paralegal). I was given a hefty serverance pay, and out of the office before 11 a.m.. I knew it was coming so I am not dishearted, especially when I have 3 other part-time jobs. (2 bartending and 1 dog-sitting)(don't laugh, I make good money). Well, I called my friends asking how is a person suppose to feel when ya' get the boot, because I was laughing all the way home; I have never been fired from any job. Well, I made one special call to a friend, he's says "T" we have a seasonal position open. I replied "I'll Take It". I begin working this Monday, as one of the official (remove all liquids, please) Weedeater / Treewell Girl at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery for 973 trees. No more stress, no more figuring out what to wear to work, no more steak knifes taped to monitors, no more home wrecking, well other than bartending. I will be working with good group of people, and get this; they all ride. I will be riding to and fro with them each day. My question is still how is a person suppose to feel when their fired, booted, let go, etc,? ; because I am stilling laughing after a week and the 2nd question is does this gray work uniform make my butt look big? (I even get work shirts with my name on it so I remember who I am) Please no I am so sorry comments either----LM...


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