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    Default The day I lost my job....

    ...was the 1st of april 2009 (and no, this is no belated april's fool). That was the day the company, which I had joined in january this year, presented me my layoff. I wasn't told the reasons why they fired me even though I asked them twice, but all I was told in a harsh voice was „You know we don't have to tell you, so we are not going to do so!“. After one day of being angry and shocked - I was thinking „how bloody hell am I going to find a new job now, right in the middle of one of the world's biggest financial crises“ - I decided to take my financial fate into my own hands from now on. I decided to start up my own company for private and buisiness financial consulting. I told my lawyer to check the situation concering my old comapany, set up my business plan and handed in all the necessary documents for starting up my own company at the competent government agency in my hometown. I also phoned a lot of my contacts and friends I had made over the last few years and got my first promises for future buisiness partnership almost immediately. On june 3rd my request for starting my own company was finally approved by our government. Since that day I am now officially my own boss and do a job which is really fun doing for me. The first three weeks have started out great and if everyone of my customers is paying their bills to me properly I won't have to think about money for the next few weeks to come. The thing I've learned from this situation is that there will always be friends and people helping you if you just stay true to yourself and focus on creating your future instead of mourning over some bad things that happened to you in the past.

    I really don't know for sure why I am telling you all this. I guess that, as a long time member of this site, I just felt like doing so. And I think another reason is to tell you guys to always keep your head up even if life's a real bitch for you sometimes. Never give up, never loose hope! There will always be a way to deal with whatever troubles you might have to face in life and you'll always become stronger when you've sucessfully tackled one of the problems life is throwing into your way.

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    Good luck being your own boss.
    I am not but my brother is and I know it can be hard sometimes. Just keep up the good work.

    BTW you gotta love the way German people use quotation marks.

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    Sorry about your job, but the outcome seems great though!
    I hope it all works out for you, especially with the current economy. I got laid off february of '08. Went almost the entire year before i got another "stable" job, but do to a single "mistake" 10yrs ago...my employment options are limited.

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    Congratulations Tom, it took a lot of guts to start up on your own and it sounds like you made the right decision. I`ve been working like my own boss for years, but the problem with that can be that the work and the responsibility becomes your new boss so you can end up doing crazy hours and all your hair falls out with worry! When you have a personal stake you will do crazy things. However, the good side is that you don`t have to put up with office politics and you don`t have to suffer bastards - and the kind of treatment you got in your old job.

    I think you have done bloody well and I`m not sure I would like to start up again all on my own like you have done. Best of luck with it all, but don`t neglect your Time Cop duties.

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    Congratulations on loosing your job! Well, you know what I mean. Like you said every tough situation can bring a good experience. We talked about these things at the EWC. You really have set your mind to do things you want and therefore you will succeed. Also when your company will only survive for a few years. You tried it, you did it and took the opportunities life gave you. Every day we learn something new and we will grow from it. Tom, you are doing what you want and I think you are one happy man right now. Enjoy it to the fullest, you will. I wish you good luck and a bright future.

    Greetz Mad-Ice

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    Yeah well done mate becoming your own boss after **** like that Christ what was company like to work for...

    You've got the right attitude there.

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    Congratz on this achievement. (I already knew you were running something on your own, cause you told me by one chance on msn...yeah, me bugging for Pure lol) From this text we, the younger peeps, can draw some thoughts and ideas and build ourselves with them and get stronger.
    But when you "grown up" guys tell: "Never give up, never loose hope!", that really wakes another bright bit in me. The continual of my optimism.
    Thanks for the words and I wish you all the luck in your work!

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    Remember, we had alot of private conversations! and the bottom line is, you WILL get there in the end!

    Stick in mate and you WILL prosper!

    And lastly, we WILL meet again in near future!!!!!!

    stevie

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    Congratulations, Tom, on taking your fate into your own hands. The administration of a private business is a lot of work and attention to details that don't always make sense because of a high degree of government regulation, but the rewards can be great. Whatever you do and whatever its result, you are controlling your own life. Good luck to you.

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    Wünderbar mein Freund Thomas
    We did talked about this at ECW, you were very close to start your own business, now i am happy for you , your 1st customers did helped you like they promised to you : there's always trusful people : we only have to find them!
    But there's someone much more closer to you than your customers who did helped you a lot to give you the confidence you deserved to run your business, kudos to her ( ahhh and she got a french 1stname Yvonne,right? )

    All my wishes of success for your business Tom

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