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Peep Smith
06-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Sad...I am sad. I'm getting an 8% paycut this coming year...ok, at least I still have a job! But my department has been asked to trim 17.7% from its budget and that means people. My department here at the university is like family...these cuts are going to hurt family and that's making me so very sad and depressed and disspirited.

Eating or bingeing will change nothing, so I promise I won't do that. I gave up alcohol, so won't drink myself into a stupor. Feel like I'm trapped and running in little circles with no outlet, so please...may I just have a hug?

Sadly yours, Jean (Peep):(

06-26-2009, 03:56 PM



Chin up, keep strong...


06-26-2009, 04:00 PM
Good for you for having a plan of what not to do... I'm so sorry to read about what you are going through... :hug:

Peep Smith
06-26-2009, 04:02 PM
thanks guys...it helps a lot.

06-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Im sorry. I work at a College also and from time to time we get a scare like that. Thankfully I have been spared though....for now....Sending a hug your way dear.........'HUGS, HUGS, HUGS......

Peep Smith
06-26-2009, 04:19 PM
Thanks Mug!

06-26-2009, 04:20 PM
Awwww! I'm sorry to hear it! This economy is hurting everyone. I got laid off last month and still haven't found a job. I wish your friends the best of luck.

06-26-2009, 04:20 PM
I'm so sorry but you sound like you will survive! Hang in there.

Peep Smith
06-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Aw monkey, I'm so sorry.

06-26-2009, 05:07 PM

06-26-2009, 05:12 PM
Super Big {{{{{hugs}}}}}

06-26-2009, 05:15 PM
many :hug: :hug:

Hang in there.

06-26-2009, 05:27 PM
I feel ya- I make less at this job than my last one and it really hurts my pocket book.

One of my last jobs after over a year I asked for a raise and was let go...


06-26-2009, 05:39 PM
How could not hug such a cute white goat!! :-)
Sorry to hear about the paycheque cut ... I hope it will get better soon!
Big hugs on their way to you!

06-26-2009, 05:45 PM
while the pay cut will definitley sting it is managable youll just have to be a little more frugal is all its better to at least have a stable income but as to your friends i know you feel bad and i know its hard and this is probably going to sound really mean but ... take care of you. they'll find a way .

but in the mean time its good that you know what not to do you should be proud of yourself for not turning to food or alcohol ..... Major hugs ur way

06-26-2009, 06:07 PM

I'm so sorry. I know that would get to me in BIG ways. Good for you for looking for hugs and not ho-ho's. ;)


06-26-2009, 06:10 PM
Very big cyber hug coming your way :hug:

Peep Smith
06-26-2009, 06:15 PM
You guys...you're all just awesome. I truly do feel better after getting all your hugs. Bless you all with abundant sunshine and a glorious weekend.

06-26-2009, 07:52 PM

06-26-2009, 08:02 PM
Hugs hugs and more hugs.

We'll make it. Just as soon as the government gets over their stupid.

06-26-2009, 08:47 PM
Big Hugs to you Jean. I work at a small Community College and know what you mean. The last 2 months, our state has taken money away from our paychecks and we don't yet know what the new up-coming budget will bring but we know it won't be good. I tend to eat (a lot) when I am worried and stressed, but I have tried to not do that this time. But- sometimes I do well and other times, I fall down and have to make myself get back up and start again. It sounds like you have prepared yourself to deal with this in an intelligent manner, and not let it throw you off track. Way to go! As for your friends and co-workers, you can only offer them a shoulder (or a hug!). And, yes, in today's world, all of us who have a job need to count our blessings and just pray that we keep them. Hang in there and stay strong.


06-27-2009, 09:47 AM
I don't know if you are a person who feels better if you 'do' something to help your laid-off coworkers but if you are, you might suggest they set up profiles on LinkedIn if they haven't already. If they do and you do the same, then you (and others in the group if they so desire) can add recommendations to each of their profiles. This will help them get their job search launched.

Hugs again in the morning light! :hug:


06-28-2009, 10:59 AM
:hug:I know how you feel.Things are happening where I work too. Our pay was frozen for 2 years. People are getting layed off. It is getting worse!:hug::hug:

06-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Peep, I'm so sorry that you're going through such a hard time. Big hugs from the green mountain state :hug:

06-28-2009, 12:20 PM

06-28-2009, 01:24 PM
:hug::hug::hug: from across the pond

06-28-2009, 02:16 PM
Many gi-normous :hug:'s coming your way.