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Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 06:26
Ok,..so i'm putting together my apps and will be applying to Dartmouth, Darden, and UC Berkley in a week and a half (Consortium App). I have a decent profile,..good work exp, AA male, 680 gmat. So I'm hearing rumors that some of our business groups might get laid of today,...its just a rumor,..but wanted to see how you all think this may affect my apps if i'm unfortunate enough to be included in the cuts.

Will keep you posted on if it happens.
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 08:52
Nobody has an opinion on this??
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 09:09
Make sure you get your recommendations in from current employer and find another job... some schools don't want that large employment gap even if you are enrolling.. some don't care.
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 09:29
been in that situation...

if you are applying for R2 - go ahead and apply.. nothing has happened so far...

if u do get laid off - use the optional essay to explain your situation

schools are aware of the volatile economic situation these days
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 10:53
Ok,..just got an email from the CEO,..we apparently did have some significant cuts today and I heard of people being escorted out. Fortunately I still have my job. Should be good until next year atleast, but you never know. Anyway, now i can atleast finish my apps in peace.
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 11:39
mooze wrote:
Ok,..just got an email from the CEO,..we apparently did have some significant cuts today and I heard of people being escorted out. Fortunately I still have my job. Should be good until next year atleast, but you never know. Anyway, now i can atleast finish my apps in peace.


That is great man! Nice news to hear after your initial post. Just dominate those applications over the next week.
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 19:04
Sorry I didn't discover this earlier to give you some advice. Anyway, it's good that you get to keep your job. Good luck with your apps.
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 11:45
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Sorry I didn't discover this earlier to give you some advice. Anyway, it's good that you get to keep your job. Good luck with your apps.


What would your advice have been friend?..i'm interested anyway.
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 11:46
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mooze wrote:
Ok,..just got an email from the CEO,..we apparently did have some significant cuts today and I heard of people being escorted out. Fortunately I still have my job. Should be good until next year atleast, but you never know. Anyway, now i can atleast finish my apps in peace.


That is great man! Nice news to hear after your initial post. Just dominate those applications over the next week.


Thanks man,..it was a close call
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 12:43
I am in a similar situation where my company will be the target of a merger. We don't know who we are merging with yet but we won't survive long as things currently stand. I planned to apply next year but decided to put in my app and take my GMAT all in a hurry.

There are a couple positives though:

-I was able to obtain a recommendation from the company COO who was directly responsible for a couple of promotions in my 4 years of service with the company

-Whoever is being let go will be able to find employment with one of our partner companies. So even if my MBA app doesn't go through I still have a fall back plan. But I'd much rather go back to school this year since I am 30 now and don't want to do an EMBA
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Re: Might get laid off today [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 00:09
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Hi everyone,

Hope these thoughts are of help. A candidate may be outright fired from a job for poor performance. More frequently, however, we see applicants who are laid off due to downsizing. This often happens very early on in a job, before the applicant even has a chance to prove his- or herself in the position. As with other difficult situations, this is a time for honesty. If you have made a mistake, this is the time to own up to what happened and take responsibility for a poor decision.

If you were caught by surprise early on in a job, you can explain what was learned, and demonstrate how you have bounced back from this failure or setback.


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