In my early years in the Automotive business I was laid off a couple of times, fired once for fighting with another employee but there were never any write ups. They didn't do that much back then. Just made me want to own my own business. Which I eventually did. Had to fire a few but never laid anyone off.
I've been laid off when work was slow. It mostly happens during winter but things usually pick up. The longest I was laid off was about two months. I've never been fired or written up.
43 year Working Career.
Also all at jobs.
Stranded on the 16 Floor.
Stranded in an elevator.
On lock down in a bank.
Unable to leave work because the police shot a man in our lobby.
Unable to leave the building because a woman called her husband to beat up another employee.
Senior manager's wife came to our office to fight a female employee over him.
Police called because male employee threaten to go postal on another employee. We were locked in. He was arrested.
3 females were texting threats against each other about a director the all were sleeping wit, one said she had a gun. Police called.
None of the above.
I had a job just to get a bit of extra money and I was fired 3weeks ago.
Layed off several times fired once
Laid off three times, all of them after I passed 50.
I was working in telecommunications and then computers happened and I was out on my ear. It felt pretty bad the first time but after that I got used to it.
But I have a question. Where are all the clamoring conservationists protesting about the endangered professions as the IT age swamps so many of the old jobs?
I'm laid off right now. BC, Canada strives on our oil industry so when there's no oil, pretty much everyone in our town loses their job.
Laid off - yes - Voluntarily -
Written up - hell yes -
More time I can shake a stick at -
Yes, yes and yes.
Laid off many times, it's a part of my career in construction. Fired once for doing my job as a union steward, it was reversed and the people that fired me were reprimanded. Verbal warning once, bun never a write up.