Haven't been on in awhile. My position was eliminated on Oct. 22nd (11 years in healthcare...non-clinical...and they are eliminated positions right and left with more to come)
I was working toward my BA in Organizational Studies through a cohort between my company and a very prestigious college here but had to put it on hold because of the displacement.
However they did give me a pretty good deal if you have to be in this situation. 30 days pay and benefits, 10 weeks severence, all my ETO paid out, and free internal and external recruiters to help me find something else.
I have two interviews this week already within the same company. The one tomorrow is probably too far away and I don't have the pay grade scale but I don't think it it would pay me to drive that far. The interview I have Thurs is almost perfect for me. Very close to home, the job sounds interesting and it is the hospital where both my parents spent so much time when they were alive so I feel very comfortable there. However, the job pay scale on this one tops out at what I make now (but I'd save a ton on gas money and could look for something else later on down the road if I needed more)
So if you are of the praying persuasion, please say some for me. If not, please cross your fingers, do a voodoo dance or whatever it is you do to wish someone well for a job interview!