Not even being a 4 year vetran satus is good…

As of 3/3/09 I was laid off from this small private company in Renton WA, that THOUGHT they were acting like a BIG company, all they did was hurt themselfs, in 2004 I graduated Edmonds Community College, with an assocaited degree in computer networking, and an A+ certification, I feel I wasted 4 years there too, in 2004 I got this job as a computer technician and a production assembler, as the years went by i went through 3 crew changes I trained everyone in what we did, I also went through 5 supervisors, at one point I was a temporary supervisor, then that was “taken” from me with no recognition or “thanks”, one day I was working on a project I sensed something was wrong, the orders were getting few and the supplies I neede were getting thin, a co-worker was called up front, then just as quickly as he went up he came back and left, with no good-bye, I kept working then my name was called, they said thay had to lay me off because of the Economy “4 YEARS!” I yelled, “you let this other guy go he was not here what 9 months and now your doing this, the rest of the crew has not been here that long! They are still wet behind the ears!” all they said was “I am sorry we cant afford you”, “BULLS–T” I took my final check and left, they said “we will call you back” “Yeah right” I thought, I left collected my things, and began a job search on 3/4/09 welcome to week 4 no go…, this is really depressing, Thanks Obama, its not his fault but this is not the kind of change I wanted… I expect this company to die in this economy as well, and good luck to those who remain, it\’s a war out there, Will the last one to leave Seattle please turn out the lights! Thank you

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11 Responses to “Not even being a 4 year vetran satus is good…”

  • Oh Boy Says:

    Wow, that’s the longest sentence I’ve ever read. You should ask Edmonds Community College for a refund on that “associated” degree they “themselfs” gave you. You done proved in your post that you’re plum unedjumucated and unfit for hire in a competitive, knowledge-based economy. Until you’re able to write a single sentence in the English language correctly, don’t act indignant if a company throws your dumb ass on the street. Their chances of survival increase without you. As for your chances of survival…oh boy. All I can say is, the next time that big opportunity to become a “temporary supervisor” comes along, keep your dumb ass smiling and your big mouth shut.

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  • Sctfree Says:

    I agree with Oh Boy. How have you made it this far in life?

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  • TahoeSno Says:

    Maybe you guys should be a little more understanding to this guys plight. I mean, how would you feel if this happened to youselfs?

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  • Eirik Says:

    To Oh Boy and Sctfree:

    You Two can BITE ME! The site that I posted was acting up, I could not put in the correct sentance structure for better words, because of the F***ing server on this POS!

    And yes Tahoe, this was not a situation I wanted, WELCOME TO WEEK NUMBER 7 No full time permanent jobs!

    Just temporary ones, but I do have a source of income.

    Sctfre, and Oh Boy… I hope if you are laid off or fired, it is because of your attitude, I would not be suprised if you are currently redundant!

    And if you have children, God have mercy on their little souls.

    And to your spouses, or GF’s I suggest a Divorce or RUN GIRL RUN!

    Being unemployed is not repeat… NOT FUN!! SO Oh Boy and Sctfre F*** Off and Die please!

    Remember Bambi the movie? Thumper said, “If you don’t have something nice to say…. Don’t say anything at all”

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  • TahoeSno Says:

    Easy, boy. A little old fashioned ribbing never hurt anyone, now did it? Best of luck on the new job search. Don’t take it to heart, just take it.

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  • Rick Says:

    Eirik, your attitude isn’t something you should be all that proud of, either. I’ve been laid off, and I didn’t take it out on people who had a better understanding than I that words posted online will be related to me forever.

    I didn’t notice anyone else having a problem with punctuation on this site – are you sure it isn’t you that’s the problem?

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  • John S. Says:

    What type of RSS feed do you use here, because i can’t seem to get it working with my reader… 🙁 hopefully I’ll figure it out because I like this place!

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  • Eirik N. Says:

    Welcome to month number 5.

    So far I have had 6 temporary jobs, not bad, but now they are drying up.

    I was removing and replacing fax machines for the USPS with an out of state temporary employment comapny called Modis.

    Since my last assignment, of which all the USPS customers I installed the fax machines for, wanted to keep me to do troubleshooting on all thier terminals.

    Sadly I told them I had to go, but Thank you for all the kind words and references.

    For the last two months I have been reconstructing my Mom’s entire garden, this has inspired me to make a career change, UP YOURS technical career!

    I still will servcie computers, BUT the technical market right now smells like a dead skunk!

    From what I am gathering, most electronic production employment establishments are getting a pool of “hire-ees” that they can choose from. (Pick-o-the-litter)

    Well you firms, Boeing just laid off 1000 more worker’s into the unemployment game, sedning the now rate of unemployment in Washington state to 9.5% or is it now 10%? Correct me on this.

    So now I am looking at a creer change as a gardener, I just have a knack for this, but no direction to go in, if anyone has an inspirational I idea on this, I am open for suggestions.

    Thank you.

    I hope I can return the favor.

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  • Eirik N. Says:

    Update to those interested.

    Since Ocotober 16th 2009, I have been employed through Adecco temporary employment firm.

    I was assigned to Fluke enterprise for a 3 month assignment, since that time I have been at Fluke for almost a year, as an electronic assembler.

    I fell back on what I previoulsy do well. The Gardener idea didn’t pan out as well, but it did get me to where I am now.

    Currently Fluke is out-sourcing it’s electronic assembly department to outher board-house (BH) assembly firms. So my position at Fluke will end soon.

    But I have heard of some talks that this out-sourcing is having it’s share of “bumps”, with late board deliveries, and some parts being dammaged in the assembly process.

    Also some of these BH’s cannot build the PCB’s that we were building.

    Odd that, I feel that out-sourcing is not a way for some firms to save money, ie: if a PCB comes back from one of these BH’s, and it has the wrong part on it, Fluke has to send it back to the BH for repairs, (shipping cost to Fluke)then the BH will fix it, then ship it back to Fluke. (shipping cost to BH)

    Why not just keep what you have, instead of causing others to become unemployed once again?

    The permanent employees, have gotten other jobs in the firm, I am getting feed-back that those of my crew were not happy with their new jobs.

    I said to them, “I know but just keep with the show, at least you have a permanent job, being a temp, isn’t what you want to do.”

    So far the “bumps” for them have smoothed out.

    Yes I was angry in this earlier blog, bad sentance structure and the like, but like Tahoe said, “Maybe you guys should be a little more understanding to this guys plight. I mean, how would you feel if this happened to yourselfs?”

    I gave Newton 4 good years, and they laid me off, not one call did I get to ask me back, even if they did call I would graciously say “No thank you” and hang-up, I know they could not afford me now.

    I am hoping either a new assignment comes up in Fluke OR Adecco finds some thing else out there in this jungle.

    Newton just laid off ten employees, and is still trying to act like a BIG company, laying-off good employees is NOT acting like a “Big company”

    A good “Big company” tries it’s damdest to KEEP good workers, but train them in other areas, so they may become more universal.

    In all this mess I would like to say to Tahoe, Thank you for your prayers, and support!

    Let’s hope we can all get outselfs out of this economic PIT! And get back on our feet soon.

    If we all pull together we can lick this thing!

    Raising prices on goods, is NOT the way out of an bad economy, and taxing the middle and poor class isn’t getting us anywhere IS IT!

    I do not know the answers to this, and never said I DID!

    Good luck to those out there still looking, KEEP FIGHTING!

    Something somewhere is just waiting for you!

    In the mean-time, get hooked up with a temporary firm.

    HEY it’s income, not alot, but you have something comming in, And that temp. job COULD lead to a permanent situation!

    I don’t know and neither do you. BUT you never know…

    Good luck!

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  • Rey Labranche Says:

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  • Eirik N. Says:

    Oh boy! Here we go again! I got laid off from another small company trying to act like a BIG company:

    Creative Microsystems, they build on-board truck scales.

    My job was to build the arm and fork boxes that record the wegiht of the dumpster that the truck picks up, also I have to build the cables to go with this system, the person next to me builds the meters that the arm and fork, record the weight information to.

    When I started there, josh was my trainer, a few months later he quit to go be an electrician, well with the 4 months training I got I took it and tried my best to fill his shoes.

    Mind you I was hired as an assembler, not a technician to make this junk work.

    Anyway, I thought that Chris was my supervisor, I could not find him in the company for five mins. to ask him a question on when I got stuck, so I went to the next person up, Larry, his attitude was “why are you bothering me with this?”, I guessed that your supposed to figgure this stuff out yourslef….. ok, with no training manual or acurate diagram of the boards on question, I ploded on the best I could, with no guidance, but a drawn up book I made myslef from Josh’s old notes of which that book vanished.

    2 peole came and went of who I trained of what I was given the material to work with…. are you dear reader confused yet?

    so then we got a 3rd flunkie in, Peg, I trianed her up to what material I had, in fact I made a copy of my book to give to her (mistake on my part never should have copied that book! I did that at Newton, once that got their “training manual” they termonated me) She went ahead and bulit the arm boxes and the fork boxes, she siad she would build the arms if I would build the forks that they were too hard.

    Sounds ok, she was having as many if not more problems with the forks, that I was having problems with, also I was building the cables, and putting together manulas on how this junk works. Also I had to test the boxes, before we potted them.

    With the potting material, some times you get a bad bach, well mostof them were bad of which I made the stuff work, but wrote a note that the material was bad.

    Pegs and my work was shipped, my forks were fine, pegs arms were having problems, and came back, who got the blame? ME! Noit Peg oh no, she would get upset dear god dont do that, blame someone who did not build that arm.

    Now before you accuse me, I watched her like a hawk to see what she was doing right and wrong bofore we potted the arm box. They worked like a charm! And so did my work!

    SHIP IT!

    The installers must have messed some thing up bad out there, the stuff failed in the field, who got the blame? ME!

    Later I voer heard they found it wasn’t my fault, I think because I was getting smarter about thier product, they became intimidated.

    Maybe I should take some “stupid pills” and walk around appying for jobs and go about uttering “duhhhh duhh umm doyyeyy neayee duh! DURF DURF!!” and I could get a high paying job for being stupid!

    I was born in Seattle but it seems lik I should find a different state to live in to get some work, Seattle USED to be a fun place to live and work, now it’s all “Bellevue-tized” full of stuck-up people, who could not figgure out, you do not solder a capacitor to a resistor and run 36 mega-volts through it to make the cell phone charge… (im just mad now Seattle is ok, but it’s beginning to stink like this)

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