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JimJam
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Being let go in mid-October along with 14 other guys, and our industry is extremely quiet at the moment :(
#1 at 15:40:58 - 18/09/2009
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Sorry to hear that JimJam :-(

What's the industry if you don't mind me asking?
#2 at 15:51:44 - 18/09/2009
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:( its never a good time for something like this to happen.
#3 at 15:56:00 - 18/09/2009
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Sorry to hear that, Jim Jam. Do you have anything lined up or in the cards for your next move?
Good luck, hope you find something soon!

We're still waiting to hear what the new boss has to say about our restructuring, got my fingers crossed there'll be no redundancies.
#4 at 15:57:52 - 18/09/2009
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Oh man, that sucks JimJam :(
#5 at 15:58:31 - 18/09/2009
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Murbal said:Sorry to hear that JimJam :-(

What's the industry if you don't mind me asking?


Aerospace mate - I'm a design engineer (3D solid modelling). Unfortunately our industry is always a little behind the worldwide curve because we're always working with last year's money, if you see what I mean.

If Airbus hadn't ballsed up the A380 launch we'd have plenty of work, but it's all been mothballed until 2012, and there's no money in the airlines to fill the newly created gaps unfortunately.

There's absolutely no jobs in my line of work about at the minute. I'd love to do something else and get out of engineering for good, but the question is...what ?!?


Cheers for your best wishes/sympathy chaps, I'm sure something will turn up !
#6 at 16:31:41 - 18/09/2009
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Where are you based? Herts? We seem to have most of the aerospace industry here..
#7 at 16:36:25 - 18/09/2009
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fuck dude, that sucks. :(
#8 at 16:39:49 - 18/09/2009
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billdoor said:Where are you based? Herts? We seem to have most of the aerospace industry here..


I'm down in Surrey Bill - historically we've been OK, with BAE Systems at Farnborough, and two or three commercial places, but they've all dried up at the same time.

I've applied to a couple of places an hour's commute away (I've got childcare responsibilities after school) but they're not recruiting at this precise moment in time. With any luck it'll just be a month or two's enforced holiday and then back to work after Christmas.
#9 at 16:44:37 - 18/09/2009
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I'll let you know if anything appears here. I'm aerospace too - no redundancies but no hiring atm.
#10 at 16:57:45 - 18/09/2009
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Harsh :( hope something turns up for you soon.
#11 at 17:26:45 - 18/09/2009
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Micro_Explosion said:I'll let you know if anything appears here. I'm aerospace too - no redundancies but no hiring atm.


Cheers M_E - where are you ?

And thanks Trip.
#12 at 18:00:45 - 18/09/2009
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South West; not fixed wing.
#13 at 18:12:29 - 18/09/2009
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Gotcha ;)
#14 at 18:38:00 - 18/09/2009
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Oh arse, that's rubbish mate :(

Best of luck with finding something else, as you say, hopefully you'll just have a bit of forced holiday and find something else.
#15 at 19:16:11 - 18/09/2009
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Cheers Retroid :)
#16 at 22:10:11 - 18/09/2009
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Really sorry to hear that mate :-(
#17 at 11:06:44 - 19/09/2009
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Just found out I'm being offered a job I interviewed for on Friday, so good news :)
#18 at 14:36:23 - 05/10/2009
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YAY! Good stuff mate! Good news!
#19 at 14:41:45 - 05/10/2009
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Excellent news!
#20 at 18:14:17 - 05/10/2009

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