Sunday, May 19, 2013
Just when I thought things could not get any worse since losing my house to Sandy I lost my job at the beginning of April 2 days before my birthday. Happy Birthday Yvonne!
I had blogged months ago about how exhausted I was and that I had no life because of job and the hours I put in. I was not allowed to take a lunch but had to eat at my desk while I worked. Many days I put in a 12 to 14 hour day with no breaks even though others who smoked took smoking breaks. All of you warned me with your advice and some even pointed out that I was being taken advantage of and that my boss was concerned with his welfare and not mine.
Well it happened. I had asked for Good Friday off so I could go down to Alexandria, VA to spend Easter with my Mother and make it a 3 day weekend. We were also going to celebrate my upcoming birthday at the same time. I was told no because we were too busy.
Not sure what happened about being too busy but on the following Wednesday I was laid off . My boss decided it was cheaper (and it is) to send the loans to be processed to the Corporate office in Ohio. They only charge $275.00 to process and close a loan rather than him paying my salary and benefits.
There was no loyalty there on my boss's end. He knew the hours I put in, never took a sick day, and did not take a vacation in 2012 because we were too busy and he said he would make it up to me. Oh he made it up to me alright by me losing my job. To boot he wasn't even decent enough to pay me my 2 weeks vacation due.
He was aware of all I was going through with losing my house to Sandy. How could a person sleep at night after doing something like this? I was the only one in our Branch that worked the 10 days after Sandy hit. The office was out of power for 10 days but I was able to telecommute because where I was staying after Sandy had power. I was staying with my cousin for 15 days after Sandy and her neighborhood is the home of many of the doctors at the local hospital;. Her neighborhood is always one of the 1st ones the power company comes out to restore. I lost my house but still was dedicated, loyal, or stupid enough (you take your pick) to continue to work so other people, our applicants would be able to close their homes.
To say this least I felt decimated and betrayed. I literally checked out of life for the next couple of weeks.
To boot I was not able to close on my SBA loan because I lost my job. You can't close on a loan if your financial conditions have changed. My boss wouldn't give me time off to close because we were too busy. He kept saying in a couple of weeks when we slow down you can close. He wasn't decent enough to say Yvonne I am going to have to lay you off but 1st close on your SBA loan. The SBA loan was a loan from the government that makes up the difference between what your insurance company gives you and what it will cost to rebuild. Not sure what I am going to do now about the money to rebuild.
I really wish God would stop testing me because I am failing miserably. I am at my breaking point. How much is a person expected to endure?
This my friends will be one of the 1st items to try to deal with my counseling sessions that FEMA is setting up for us to deal with life after Sandy. I have so much anger built up inside of me that I have to work through.