Hello everyone, about a month ago I lost my job. "Lost" being the best word because I cannot really say if I was really fired, or I quit. For about 3 months, when a new Vice President was brought into my company, he systematically worked to move people around to where they would eventually be let go and cheaper people brought in. I was one of those people. I had worked there for 2 years. He was very nice to me at first then started slowly berating my work.
One day when I was making an official complaint about the fact that the dead animals they had found in the basement and were creating a horrible smell had not been cleaned up yet, I was met with an email that I had been disrepectful and was told to go home and come back at 8am the next morning and explain how my attitude would be better. I knew what was happening. After a very long talk with my husband we agreed I would put in my notice. I had been miserable for over 3 months there with no sign it was going to get any better. I turned in my notice and everything seemed ok until the next afternoon, when I was trying to train someone who would then be doing my duties, I was brought into that same VP's office and told to leave and they were not going to pay me through the notice I had given. I had to quickly pack up my things and be out of the building.
Since then I have only spoken to 2 people from my company, everyone else has not reached out to me, either professionally, or as a friend. I learned a big lesson to not make your job your life and to not expect anyone to be there after the dust clears and you are gone.
I have lived where I am now for 4 years. I have made a few friends but not many and we have absolutely no family here. I sort of made that job my life, my aquaintences, and what took up my time. Now since I am unexpectedly out of a job, I feel very lost. I really have no other way to meet people and while some days I am very happy that I got out of the bad situation, other days I feel very down and don't want to leave our apartment or socialize.
Has anyone else felt anything like this?