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They Laid Me Off Today

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 5:02 pm

Looking at it from a completely logical standpoint, it makes sense. They didn’t need two secretaries. They didn’t need two secretaries when they hired me. I understand it logically, but it still feels like a kick in the gut.

I’ve spent most of the day updating my resume and getting my paperwork in order. I’ve applied for three jobs already. They laid me off at 10:30 am this morning and I spent the rest of the day getting things in order.

I have been taking typing tests so I can prove how fast I am, but Utah Department of Workforce Services no longer provides the verifiable tests, so I have been testing myself on TypingMaster Online Test. I’ve got 65 wpm with 96% accuracy (net speed 63 wpm). I’ve got the email from them to prove it. I hope it’s enough for potential employers.

I knew that I was unneeded. I could have gone out looking for a job where I was challenged and appreciated, but I really liked working for them. I decided that I would stay there as long as they would keep me. Well, they laid me off today.



  1. Well, that sucks. Course you probably already knew that.

    I’ll be praying for a better opportunity.


    Comment by Michael Main — 4/17/2005 @ 2:41 pm

  2. I’m sorry, Laura.

    Comment by Braidwood — 4/18/2005 @ 12:46 am

  3. Thanks for your support, everyone. I really appreciate the comments and email I’ve received.

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 4/18/2005 @ 8:23 pm

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