Dang It! Laid Off Again

Discussion in 'Chez Ziggy' started by Chris Walker, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Ullr Is Lord Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Posts:
    620
    Location:
    Denver
    Starting to get a tad fed up with Corporate America. But, my kid's starting college next year so my impulse of selling everything and moving to the mountains is probably the wrong call. I hope this doesn't put a damper on my ski season;if I'm burning through my savings, ski trips probably aren't a financial probability. :(

    Just when my knee was giving me confidence that medical reasons would keep me out off the hill this year, too. Well, wish me luck. I hate job hunting so much...:doh:
     
    Kiki, Dave Petersen and Brian Finch like this.
  2. Brian Finch

    Brian Finch PT, CSCS, Cert- DN, FRCms, M|WOD Coach Industry Insider

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Posts:
    1,500
    Location:
    Vermont
    Where are ya?
    What do ya do?
     
    coskigirl likes this.
  3. Jenny

    Jenny Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Posts:
    506
    Location:
    Michigan
    Sucks. My sympathies and good wishes.
     
    Chris Walker and Brian Finch like this.
  4. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Posts:
    17,697
    Location:
    Reno, eNVy
    Damn. Sucks.
     
    Chris Walker and Brian Finch like this.
  5. luliski

    luliski Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    May 17, 2017
    Posts:
    1,237
    Location:
    California
    Ugh. Good luck with your job search!
     
    Chris Walker likes this.


  6. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2015
    Posts:
    578
    Pack up the kids and move to Bozeman ! The place is slamming with job openings, heard last night local unemployment is at 2% ?!?

    Bridger at one end of town and of course BS just an hour up the road.

    Seriously, wishing you luck with college on the horizon.
     
    Chris Walker likes this.
  7. Mazama

    Mazama At the base lodge Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Posts:
    1
    That is rough! Send your kids to MSU after you move to Bozeman! Great town and depending on what your kid wants to study, it can be a great school! (disclaimer: I went to MSU and also lived in Bozeman). Best of luck finding a great job!
     
    Tricia, Mendieta and Chris Walker like this.
  8. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, newbie Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Posts:
    3,136
    Location:
    Part time Vermont resident
    I've been there. Was there last year. Corporate America is a pain in the a$$. What do you do. Hows unemployment where you are. Bonus if you got severance. Can you temp or do consulting work while you look? Hang in there. Something else WILL come along.

    I'm sort of a habitual networker so send me a pm if i can help you network at all.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
    Kiki and Chris Walker like this.
  9. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald My Sunset View Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Posts:
    1,130
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Tough one, Chris. Best of luck getting a new (and better!) gig.
     
    surfsnowgirl likes this.
  10. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Posts:
    996
    Location:
    in desert looking down at a river and up at MT's
    Bad berries!
    Had that happen a couple of times, that is why I am in my 3rd career. We sold everything we could and moved back to skier friendly country. The trick is not telling the kids where you are going or they will find you.

    THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY! The 3rd career part is though. Be open to different possibilities, you might really like where you end up, I did.
     
    TexasStout, Mendieta and Chris Walker like this.
  11. pchewn

    pchewn Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2017
    Posts:
    396
    Location:
    Beaverton OR
    I've been laid off by many of the best companies around Portland Oregon: HP, IBM, Intel, National Semiconductor, Virtensys All of these high-tech companies hire like crazy for the latest project/idea and then lay off later when that risky new project doesn't pan out and "hockey stick" on the sales chart when introduced. The last time I was laid off, my financial adviser told me I had saved enough for retirement. So I called myself retired for a year and did the "Oregon Ski Safari" that winter. (Every Area, Every Lift, Every Run). Unfortunately while I thought I was retired, my wife thought I was unemployed. So I've worked the last 2 summers (contract design engineering) and take winters off for skiing. I'm "Retiring" again tomorrow (Sept 7th) for the 3rd time because the client ran out of money. That's OK, I was only going to stay until the November snows arrived.

    Have you considered contracting, and perhaps only for a portion of the year -- the portion without snow?
     
  12. pchewn

    pchewn Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2017
    Posts:
    396
    Location:
    Beaverton OR
    This is why you buy your season pass as early as possible, and while still employed.
     
    TexasStout, Kiki, Bad Bob and 2 others like this.
  13. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    2,282
    Location:
    Lafayette, CO
    I’m so sorry. The last time I was laid off landed me with the company I’m at now where I’ve been for over 9 years. They’re also paying a significant portion of my law degree. I hope you end up in just as good a situation, whatever that is for you.
     
    Chris Walker likes this.
  14. Thread Starter
    TS
    Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Ullr Is Lord Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Posts:
    620
    Location:
    Denver
    Oh, yeah. Ski pass was purchased in March, a week before I hurt myself and wondered if I'd be physically able to ski. :doh: But the knees's healing well, and the pass is already paid for, so I'll definitely be able to do my day trips to Winter Park. But this could throw cold water on any out-of-town trips and my racing habit. :(

    Well, Thanks everyone for your sympathy, encouragement and well-wishes. It really means a lot.

    I'm an instructional designer in Denver. There seem to be a lot of openings at the moment, so I'm cautiously optimistic of a quick placement. :crossfingers::crossfingers:

    Picking up and moving to Bozeman sounds incredibly tempting, but my wife just got a job at Spyder in Boulder, :yahoo:so she would probably kill me! :roflmao:
     
    Kiki, coskigirl, pchewn and 1 other person like this.
  15. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    2,282
    Location:
    Lafayette, CO
    Fascinating line of work. I’m deep into it on the student side as I’m part of DU Law’s inaugural class of their new Professional Part-Time JD program which is a hybrid on campus and online program. We’re all stumbling through the growing pains together. :eek::doh::huh::crossfingers:
     
    Mendieta likes this.
  16. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Getting off the lift Skier

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Posts:
    703
    This would keep you busy during your job search.

    Ski.com offering "Epic Dream Job", travel the world and get paid
    The website ski.com and Vail Resorts are offering an "Epic Dream Job" which involves taking someone to seven countries on three continents and 18 resorts.

     
  17. Monster

    Monster Monstrous for some time now. . . Skier

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Posts:
    130
    Location:
    NH
    Ketchum.
     
  18. Thread Starter
    TS
    Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Ullr Is Lord Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Posts:
    620
    Location:
    Denver
    Had a second interview today at a small, independent design firm in Denver. I thought it went well but who can ever really tell, you know? :crossfingers:
     
  19. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    2,282
    Location:
    Lafayette, CO
  20. Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Making fresh tracks Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Posts:
    2,780
    Location:
    Breckenridge, CO
    I had to look up 'Instructional Design'. It sounds like ski instruction. ogsmile

    from Wikipedia:
    Seriously, best of luck with the job search, @Chris Walker .
     
    Chris Walker likes this.

Share This Page


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice