What do you do when you lose your job?

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  1. Odinborn

    Odinborn Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    ... I, for one, gather some things together and go for a solo overnighter. Just got my bag packed, so I am campfire bound. Will update this thread with some photos and my musings.

    "... into the forest to lose my mind and find my soul" - John Muir

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  2. Broke

    Broke I found my hat! LB #1 of 42 Supporter Bushclass I

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    I need to do that too. Unemployed as of monday.
     
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  3. UAHiker

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    sorry to hear guys! if i did that my wife would flip out on me!
     
  4. snapper

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    Not sure if this is helpful or not but when I lost my job I looked at the skills I had and opened my own business. It took a while to get off the ground but it paid off in the end. Hope you can find something for yourself that will work as well.

    That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

    snapper
     
  5. Sinjin

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    I’ll be unemployed in a week, and i’m Gonna do pretty much the same thing!
     
  6. pellegrino

    pellegrino Much to learn... Lifetime Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Dang, guys. Sorry to hear that. Hope you all find good jobs soon.
     
  7. Broke

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    Wife has been telling me to go camping, she isn't used to having me home this much...
     
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    Last job I lost (jobs sent overseas) I smiled. Seemed a good thing. 9 months later - and a much smaller bank account - I still thought so. Time over the spring, summer, and early fall gave me time to, as my daughter put it, "just be". Time to camp, fish. Putz around the house. Think. Although for the most part I like my present job (except the scheduling) I long for the time I can retire. I'll keep working, but a lot less, and on my terms.

    Job losses can be a good thing. Glad you're getting out and letting the outdoors help with the process.
     
  9. heldfast

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    Great healthy attitude! Next time I’m unemployed which will probably mean retirement I hope to do likewise for a spell.
     
  10. Outdoor Dauber

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    Sorry to hear of all the job losses...praying for new employment soon!!
     
  11. KFF

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    I quit my job, but been basically happy ever since.
    Technically I have a small business, so I don't have to be in the benefits system, but below taxation income.
     
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    Sorry to hear that guys!
     
  13. rhino on INGO

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    I lost my full time job as of 11/02/2018 and I was informed of the layoff on 08/22/2018. In order to extend my savings, I had to eliminate many of my activities.

    So I've been actively hunting since 08/22/2018 . . . for a job . . . which is kinda almost an outdoors activity, right?

    For you all who are recently unemployed and about to be so, I wish you well in your journey to securing a better job very soon! I have current, intimate experience with the whole process and there are no other words for it than it sucks.
     
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    That sucks!
    The jobloss that is, for all of you.

    I hope you all find meaningfull and lasting activities to fill your days, preferably with resources to get by!
     
  15. central joe

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    When I lost my job 16 years ago wife asked what I was going to do. I said nothing for six weeks. Job loss on Monday, new job started Friday. I love it when a plan comes together. Hope Ya'll find something BETTER soon. Course my latest job is retirement.joe
     
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    wow! that does suck, i got lucky last and only time i lost my job i was only unemployed for 4 weeks, only collected 1 unemployment check, the rest was payout from loosing my job
     
  17. Cascadian

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    There is a wise saying:

    Health is the ability to adapt.

    Good luck, gentlemen. I wish you good employment fortune soon.
     
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    My part time job (which I've had since 2007) pays just enough to prevent me from collecting unemployment, but is nowhere near enough to meet my needs. I've done some temp work, but haven't been called back since May. It's great that the economy is doing well and most people are having little trouble finding suitable work. Unfortunately almost all of the jobs available in my area require more standing and walking than I am able to do.
     
  19. beacon

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    My 'like' is for the outing, not for the job loss. Sorry, bud. I hope there are some better opportunities on your horizon...
     
  20. Winterhorse

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    Being without an adequate income is an ingredient in desperation.
    I’m sending up smoke for you guys. I’ve been there and it feels bad.
     
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    Good luck to all in your job search.
     
  22. buckfynn

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    If feel for those who have lost their job. Smoke and prayers sent your way to find a new means for a sustainable income. I've been there wondering how I am going to make ends meet. Not Fun. Never any fun in job hunting either.

    On a more positive note. Get out for a couple day, refresh your soul, clear your head, smell some smoke, and then come back and deal with everything.

    @Odinborn I am glad you are getting out.
     
  23. Andy 315

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    I wish all of those luck in finding what they are looking for. My wife has been out since March and not having much luck so I can relate to the stress.
     
  24. Odinborn

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    I'm definitely getting out. Feels good to breathe in the smoke again.
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    Condolences on the job loss, unless you are good with it, then congrats. :)

    Some may think it irresponsible to go camping upon losing a job. I think it's an awesome thing to do. There is no better place to clear your head than the woods. A day or two among the trees, and your course will become clear. :)
     
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    I would go travel alone,
    coming back with a new planning and new job.
     
  27. Prairiewolf

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    Sounds like you've got a free pass to use, @Broke !
    Take some paper & pen to record thoughts, ideas,plans, etc.
     
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    Lost my job in the 2009 fray, saw it coming so I was prepared and had started looking before the end. Had an 8 day trip to the beach in Mexico scheduled. Went and really relaxed.

    Kicked into interviewing when I returned - started new role (for more $$) 8 weeks later! Fortunate and prepared. So glad family still went to the beach. jeff.jpg
     
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    Good wishes for all of you.

    My last ‘job’ ended with the ‘crash of ‘08’. I got home from Nicaragua (construction job) and decided to stick it out until I could pull my social security in six months. It worked. Quite well actually. SO glad it did.
     
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    I never realized how much of who I am was tied to my job....until I was unemployed.
    Been there and done that....and it does indeed suck. Kind thoughts and prayers lifted for all of you as you move forward.
     
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    Neither is her boyfriend. :18::18::18:
     
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    Best of luck to you all in the job search.
    @Odinborn , good on you to get out and feel better. Great thing about getting out in the woods— it costs
    little to do it.
     
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    Well, I lost my job in mid July. Did a lot of fishing and relaxing. Doing some mechanic and handyman work to get by. Planning to do some backpacking and overnight trips soon.
     

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