Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Well, things could be worse . . .

. . . But it still hurts when you find out you've been laid off.

That's what I found out last week. I've been asked to work out the notice time period, so I'm doing that with the best effort I can.

I'm working a contract for a utility that was to end at the end of November. I had been assured repeatedly (after asking my boss point-blank) that my contract would not be ended early. I was assured there was work for me to do. Evidently, there just isn't money to pay me.

I'm not bitter, but I'm a little annoyed. But that's not constructive. I'm working off the next week until my contract ends and starting to look for a job. If you hear of any Environmental, Health and Safety related jobs, or any jobs that will apply to someone with an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences (anatomy, genetics, pharmacy, toxicology, etc) or a graduate degree in Health Sciences / Public Health (occupational health, environmental health, health & safety, epidemiology, etc.), let me know!


  1. Oh Krista I'm so sorry. I hope something comes your way and that the job search is short and painless!

  2. So sorry to hear that. Hope you are able to find something soon.

  3. Sorry about the bad news. Good luck in the job hunt. I'm sort of in the same boat waiting on a grant to see if I get to keep my job or not. Sometimes research really blows.

  4. So sorry to hear that Krista. That really sux. And I can't believe they're making you work out the notice period. That's annoying. I'll keep my eye out on job postings for you.