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Today, my company employs 130 intelligent individuals and turns a net profit of nearly $500K a year. I started this company 10 years ago after I was laid off by IBM. If they hadn't laid me off, I might still be working in a cubicle at IBM today. MMT

#16 (7) - Jul 26, 2009 by Bill - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3256) - No, that made me sleepy. (242)


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I'm in a similar situation that would never have materialized if I had not been laid off in early 2008. My wife is, too. We're in a much better place than we were just a year ago, and we close on our new house in 3 weeks. Sometimes the best things happen as a result of the worst.

Simillar thing is happening with me, I work for a small company earning 20000/- Rs They cut my pay under recession by abt 2500/- Now i am moving to Samsung.. for 40000/- Thanks for recession

The ol 'Blessing in disguise' huh? Things Do happen for a reason.. we just can t see what it exactly is at the time of occurrence. TAS, Smile-Therapy.com

Wait, this makes no sense whatsoever. A company employing 130 people but only turning $500,000 a year would be a company composed of slaves. Even if everyone made the same amount and operational costs were free, each individual would only take home $3846 dollars a year. That is only $10 a day. I call foul.

@ acbernal Net PROFIT, that means the company's income without taxes, wages and operational costs etc. Think before you post.

No even turning a $500,000 profit with that many employees isn't right. We have 20 employees and turn profits in the millions.

Ugh. Don't let others discourage you. You don't need their acceptance.

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