I was at TR a long time, and was laid off earlier this year. I enjoyed most of my time at TR, but it got bad towards the end. I was anxious for the future, but quickly found there is a huge market for my skills. Was offered several roles, but accepted the one with the best work/life balance, and same pay as my TR role. Been in my new role several months. Much happier & more fulfilled than I was towards the end in TR. There is life after TR.
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Left in 2018, tired of the constant chaos and increasing lack of concern about quality (though there was always alot of lipservice to caring about quality). From what I’ve heard about my group and bigger org (within legal) since then, there is only more of laying off and/or not replacing the actual workers and increasing the number of “managers” who basically seem to do little but go to meetings and plan the next re-org. I gave extended notice of my departure only to have my job sit vacant for 6 months—I guess I wasn’t that important, but feel bad for ex-co workers who had to pick up the slack for months because management couldn’t get off the dime.
I’m happier since I left, and managing to make it with less cash doing things I care about instead of things no one really seemed to care about.
I was laid off at the end of 2018 after 12 years at TR--and at 61 years old, I thought I'd never find another job. Well, it took five months, but I have a new job, so it IS possible. Yes, I did have to compromise on pay (I'm only making a little more than half of what I made at TR), but you know what? I'm happier than I've been in ages. I'm at a very small company, there's no politics or stress, and my co-workers are wonderful. Best of all, just a couple weeks in I already have my confidence back. I'm doing the job that was basically taken away from me at TR because of a departmental re-org that was done about a year before the company-wide re-org. Sure, my husband and I will have to watch our pennies a little more carefully, but it's worth it to enjoy going into work every morning--and to be able to do what I'm good at again.
I am glad you rebounded quickly and of course there is life after TR. 😊 but everyone’s situation though is different. Some are too old to get another full time job.