The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137809   Message #3153291
Posted By: Bat Goddess
13-May-11 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: J-boy needs some kind words
Subject: RE: BS: J-boy needs some kind words
Jason, I was let go after almost 10 years from a printing establishment I used to work for. They were fiscally conservative and needed to put on a full time outside salesperson, so some salary (preferably one of the higher ones) needed to go away. One of the owners could sort of do what I was doing. Well, he, sure as hell, wasn't going anywhere! I was totally blindsided. Stunned. At least they were honest about why they were letting me go, though. They even tried to line up another job for me as marketing director for one of their clients. (Not the best of ideas, since I had worked with four of their marketing directors in the previous six years...)

In retrospect, it was probably good for me. It gained me a lot more useful experience. Financially, though, it mostly sucked.

Now I'm in a completely different field, and that's also a good move, I guess, mostly because graphic design, prepress and editorial jobs have pretty much dried up. However I'm making half of what I used to. But it's reasonably secure and more or less steady.

Four more years until I dare to collect social security...

Hang in there, Jason. There are other jobs in retail available, if that's what you're looking for.