Jul 20 2009

Bon voyage! Sent Overseas Then Thrown Overboard

I was based out of Colorado and asked to move to London to help open a new branch of our company. I spent 6 months living and working in London on the US Dollar (at the time the exchange rate was huge).

FOUR days before I was scheduled to fly back to the Colorado office I was told I had been let go due to the economy. I had no idea while I was in London the company had let go of half of its staff. Luckily the company had already paid for my flight because they refused to pay for my taxi ride to the airport which was over 200$ USD.

I had to move in with my parents in Florida because I had no place to live in Colorado and no job to go back to…and with 4 days notice it would be hard to find either!

I had to ship my car back to Florida on my own dime and get used to the fact that I had come back to a different USA then what I had left. It was quite a shock after being gone half a year…I had no idea how bad things were stateside.

I will never forget that LONG flight from London back to Fl.. just sitting on a plane not knowing what was going to happen next and not being able to do anything about it.

I have been out of work for 7 months now, I used to have a resume that would land me any job I applied for…I have applied for almost 400 jobs and still have nothing.

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