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Any 🐠 who got laid off and that very moment thought this was the best thing that could have happened to them?

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I was once waiting months and months to be laid off. When it finally happened it was refreshing.

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It happened to me. I switched industries and functions. Plus the severance was great so it covered off some of my student loans. All in all, needed the change and glad it worked for me.

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Been laid off twice. Knew it was happening months in advance. Both jobs had already accepted offers at other companies. Got severance both times

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Got laid off and not feeling good about it 😭😭😭

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Sucked in the moment but was the best blessing in disguise. Was able to try out a startup because of all the cushion from severance, and loved it so much that I joined full time. 2 years and haven’t looked back

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Ex-IBMer here. Got laid off about a few months ago. Wasn’t the worst thing ever since I already was looking on the job market prior the announcement. I started to feel anxious about my finances and health insurance and started to get desperate but I just got an offer two weeks ago!! Woo

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@ibm1 yes I was. But I’m moving to a non-consulting role.

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I was in the same boat laid off in April. I was anxious and panicky then. This was in spite of the fact that I was starting a new project and hadn’t been on bench more than a week. But turns out the project I was gonna start failed miserably and if I had been on that I would have hit the bench soon and would have only got a 2 week notice instead of the 3 months. I have an offer from industry and another one from the big4. So I guess it happened for good

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Would love this

Not here, but it has happened. Even better with severance.

Best thing ever. Was in a dead end job. Hadn’t been promoted in years. Hated the people I worked with. I took a package, though

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Happened once - was a blessing and a relief

@IBM1: are you from the April RA group or July?

^were you a cbd’r and what did you move to???

Can you give a description of what it is?

Also did you take a big pay cut?

^nice! I’m desperately trying to move to the big 4

IBMer here desperately trying to move too! Any help appreciated!!

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