Warhammer 40k Forum and Wargaming Forums banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Porn King!!!
Joined
·
8,137 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Yep, you read the title right. As of this moment I am laid off for two weeks from the Minivan plant here and even though Christmas just went by it still feels like a vacation more than anything. Short layoffs like this happen in the auto industry and when they do you know that you are coming back to work and not out of a job. I just can't find it in me to complain about the time off. Lets me paint more. :eek:k:

What about the rest of you, do you freak out when a layoff happens or kick back and relax a bit?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
599 Posts
Happend here in the RV industry as well....but i had to stay as mangmnt :(
 

·
Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
Joined
·
8,082 Posts
Thats really weird, I havn't heard of this sort of thing before. I don't think it happens over here. So is it just a enforced holiday?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
127 Posts
My dad is in the housing industry. HUGE layoffs. Right now he has about 30 people. He might go down to ten (including himself, his partner, and their two secretaries). He had 120 before the layoffs happened. :shok: Housing market is horrible. He isn't too happy though.
 

·
Ex Mod.
Joined
·
4,245 Posts
My dad is in the housing industry. HUGE layoffs. Right now he has about 30 people. He might go down to ten (including himself, his partner, and their two secretaries). He had 120 before the layoffs happened. :shok: Housing market is horrible. He isn't too happy though.
well, the housing market in the Uk is going to crash sometime soon anyway.
 

·
Porn King!!!
Joined
·
8,137 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Thats really weird, I havn't heard of this sort of thing before. I don't think it happens over here. So is it just a enforced holiday?
Basically yeah. It isn't a paid vacation or anything like that so you have to file for unemployment for a couple of weeks but that is the gist of it. They do it from time to time to allow the vans to sell before producing more, allow parts suppliers to catch up with us, refit the plant, etc. I have been working there for 12 years now and there have been at least a couple layoffs a year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
517 Posts
I'm confused here... Exactly what are you talking about?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,588 Posts
my dad was laid off about 10 yers ago i was only young so it effected me badly
 

·
Inquisitor
Joined
·
963 Posts
In my job we dont get laid off... its called force reductions and basically its a way of kicking people out who dont have much time in rank or who are lazy bums who are fat in uniform. If and when we get force reduced we usually get seperated with a nice check and some benefits if were lucky.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,822 Posts
Lay-offs are not so bad when you know when you will be returning. So, I agree with Wraith that right now it's a good time to relax and get caught up on some things around the house. IF we didn't know when and if we would be going back it would be a very different story..., I might even have to put my army on Ebay! (Naw)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
811 Posts
In my industry there are quite often mass-layoffs, where hundreds of people could lose thier job at the end of a project, Luckily I am in a studio that refuses to lay people off, they are good enough to find something else for us to do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Ahhh, layoffs. I live in cottage country (Ontario) and probably about 60-70% of my town's ecomony comes from tourism and the tourism industry. So, right around boxing day it's basically dead in the store. Layoffs have started, but only a few people, and the manager confirmed with me I won't be getting laid off...gotta train for MiT programs :eek:k:

I work in retail, and MiT is Manager in Training...get to go to other cities to set up stores, confrences, etc-and you get paid for it! :)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,376 Posts
I get every June, July and August off where I don't have to work but I still get paid and if I want to travel to another country work pays for it and I only have to work 3 days a week. Man I love being a college professor.
But I work in retail and the food industry for many years and lay offs were common and usually permenant. Lucky thing was in the are I lived in most of the stores needed sales people or cooks so I usually had a job fairly quickly. Once I got layed off from a job in the morning and had a new job 5 hours later.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Getting layed off was the best thing that ever happened to me. Really didn't see it at time. I hate my old job but hell a pay check is a pay check. It got me back in school and now I'm making tripple and I love my job. Gives me enough to spend on GW and enough linvinf space to work on models.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top