I won't list the name of the company, but I may be losing my job in mid April because of economic reasons and hiring freezes. I work as a researcher for a large company here in Cincinnati. In fact, it's one of the largest companies in the World.
Just to ease my mind a bit, I'm going to attempt to put my "name out there" for any of you who may be able to offer advice, help, etc...especially if you are in job title that allows you to do hiring.
I've been with the company for about 1.5 years. I made a career change to get into this industry in October of 2007. Before that, I spent several years attempting to build a career in the sports media field. I worked with the Reds, Channel 9 News, as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. There wasn't much money to be made in the sport field, so that is what justified my change. However, I still work for MLB.com during 50% of Reds home games. I am the operator for the "MLB Game Day" that you see on MLB.com. It's a great "gig" to keep my lifelong dream of working in sports alive, but it won't pay the bills on its own.
I don't need anyone to feel sorry for me. It is what it is, ya know. Besides, it hasn't happened...yet. But the possiblity is very strong that my job will come to an end. I'm bummed about it, but what can ya do besides try to move forward, right? With that said, if any of you have advice to offer, that's including any positions that may be available that you know of...please don't hesitate to contact me via PM.
Thanks for listening!