February 06, 2009

I'm pretty sure I am going to lose my job

And it's not my fault.

Gross $$ mismanagement means we are losing both faculty and programs. And no, they won't tell us who yet. 10 days to sweat it out.

Anybody know anyone looking for science PhDs?

Maybe I will get to take advantage of that mortgage bailout after all.

Now, if you'll excuse me I need to clean up my face and go teach while I still have a class TO teach.

Posted by caltechgirl at February 6, 2009 07:30 AM | TrackBack

Oh, man, that SUCKS.

I have no advice, only sympathy.

Posted by: ricki at February 6, 2009 08:00 AM

That's horrible. I will think positive thoughts for you.

Posted by: Phoenix at February 6, 2009 08:11 AM

I have no advice to give you. All I have to offer are my best wishes and prayers, and you've got both.

Posted by: physics geek at February 6, 2009 10:06 AM


Prayers being uplifted and sent your way.


Posted by: Lauren at February 6, 2009 10:26 AM

Oh no! Hugs and prayers from here.

Posted by: beth at February 6, 2009 11:14 AM

Praying and keeping a positive thought for you!

Posted by: Pam at February 6, 2009 11:51 AM

oh no
obviously I have no useful advice

but, maybe when you and I are both homeless, we can share a box under a bridge somewhere. (I hope that made you chuckle and not cry)

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Posted by: Marie at February 6, 2009 01:53 PM

OMG!!! I am going to be sending positive thoughts and prayers your way... {{hugs}}

Posted by: Richmond at February 7, 2009 10:47 AM

Oh, that stinks! I'll keep you in my prayers.

Posted by: Jenna at February 9, 2009 07:26 AM

I am sorry to hear it and wish you well. I'm pretty much on the same edge too.

Posted by: Cappy at February 9, 2009 05:37 PM

Given that you live in California I'd guess that one round of cuts won't be enough. Dust off your resume and start making phone calls. I have no doubt you can make it through this one way or another.

Posted by: Aaron at February 10, 2009 01:27 PM

I am so sorry to hear that! You will be in my thoughts.

Posted by: oddybobo at February 12, 2009 11:13 AM

*sigh* Of course this is what happened to my husband a few years ago. Then last month he managed to make it through the layoffs at his company. They told everyone before Christmas there would be big layoffs in January.

He had to sit and sweat it out all day that day. Didn't find out he wasn't on the list until 6pm when his boss called to say the layoffs were done.

Layoffs suck pond water big time. I'm really sorry you have to go through this. Only advice I have is write up your resume and start looking right now for something else. It's basically all you can do and it's awful.

Posted by: Teresa at February 12, 2009 07:36 PM

More good thoughts headed your way.

Posted by: Christina at February 14, 2009 06:03 AM