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17 Raw Confessions From Employees Who Were Laid Off
There's nothing worse than unexpected unemployment. It sends your life into a tailspin as you wonder whether you'll find another job or how you're going to pay your bills, among other things. The feeling is awful, but it's something that these 17 people have experienced firsthand. Follow along as they detail what went down when they were laid off from their jobs, and find out their fears and frustrations in this honest look at what happens when employees get laid off.

Even when you do everything right, things can go wrong.

Got laid off from a job I loved & excelled at because they couldn't afford me. Sister company won't hire me because they can't afford me. So I built up my skill level to be made worthless. Awesome.

Maybe there's a chance.

I just applied for the job I got laid off from earlier this year. The guy that got to keep his job just quit.

That's awful.

You know what really grinds my gears...the government. I got LAID off from my job and got denied unemployment. I have been paying into my unemployment for 15 years. Give it back to me when I need it.

The struggle is real.

My whole company got laid off last week. I am 8.5 months pregnant and back looking for work. How do you interview at 8 months pregnant??? 
Feeling frustrated.

It's easy to feel lost.

Got laid off today, I have no idea where my life is headed.

Sometimes it's the push you need to set out on your own.

Got laid off. Trying to start my own business. I hope I have it in me.