So, are you ready for some Karma?
On my last day at xpedx one of my friends asked if I was worried. My response? Nah. I said if I don't get a job within 5 months then I might start to worry. What I did do was go to France. And I bought my first Boxer, Gertie, and worked my part-time cashier job at Home Depot. Five months and 2 days after my last day at xpedx a new position was posted by the time clock. The position was for an Associate Support Department Supervisor, which handles some of the HR responsibilities but isn't considered HR. I applied. Seven days later I had a new full-time position with a better salary then I'd been getting at xpedx.
As for xpedx? It not longer exists. After years of outsourcing more and more positions, International Paper allowed it to merge with Unisource. The combined company is now Veritec. Stress levels in the old xpedx office are nearly unbearable. They are all waiting for the ax to fall, even the woman who got the purchasing job. You know what they say, "what goes around comes around." And as for me? My life is good.