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Sharing Information? Or Just Misery?

Posted November 03, 2011 7:20 AM

Blogger Chemjobber is gathering accounts of experiences from chemists who have been laid off. The process tends to be traumatic and people tend not to talk about it. Chemjobber is offering anonymity to sources. Do you think gathering these stories is useful for facing the reality head-on? Or is it just sharing misery, and unlikely to do any good besides allowing people to vent?

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Re: Sharing Information? Or Just Misery?

11/04/2011 6:02 AM

Sometimes it's good to know you're not the only one in a nasty situation. It allows trends to be spotted.

Sometimes having somewhere to vent is good for the soul!

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11/10/2011 11:29 AM

sounds like a support group.

not a bad thing to have..... like CR4

Have to keep in mind the purpose. I have found that when people are laid off, they tend to network for job opportunities with other people in they're profession......that are also laid off.

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Re: Sharing Information? Or Just Misery?

11/06/2011 9:30 AM

It's a good idea. Sure, people will vent, but, what starts off as gathering stories, could end up revealing a trend or pattern that otherwise wouldn't have been spotted................................little things like how the EPA is slowly suffocating large segments of the US economy, with no oversight whatsoever.

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Re: Sharing Information? Or Just Misery?

11/14/2011 12:41 PM

Any person who was employed very likely to have gained some good knowledge and hence is more likely to be useful and much better than fresher except for those who are very smart at very beginning.

One can analyze the cause if fault is with one and if one lost job as company didn't have money to keep the person then one need not worry too much.

I feel it is good for unemployed to be in touch with local Universities, and their research groups as they do get many kinds of projects and often require help from someone who has a bit of experience. I think all such people are valuable.

Hold on to yourself and you will find way. Never crack down on your nerves. God did not create you for jobs but God did create this world for you and that is what I am very sure that you can make use of this world so just be happy here somewhere.

At times it is worth to kick the job to feel good and out of dirty pressure. There is nothing great in becoming a slave. Be your own small master. Good luck.

Prof. (Dr.) Shyam, Managing Director for Sensors Technology Private Limited. Gwalior, MP474001, India.
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