Wednesday, April 09, 2014
After going though all the BS where I work the last year or so with rumors of lay offs hanging over our heads..then the lay offs happening, I am always worried about my job. But hardly ever did it enter my head that we had to worry about my husband's job. That all changed today..he was laid off! Supposedly "they" (the powers that be) did it by seniority. I'm not so sure. See they there were 2 water companies here. And they have now combined. But it seems like (no real proof) only workers from the one my husband worked for got cut. So after 8 yrs in a quasi government job (and a non-profit one too boot!) he's out. No warning...no inkling..nothing. So at the age of 61, he's looking for a job. Not very easy in these times or that age. I'm SO pissed at "them" (not at hubby) for how they did this...how it was handled. Hubby has gone to bed...he's wore out. He was quit most of the evening.
He'll still get his paycheck every two weeks though June 19th. And we'll have insurance until then too. After that I'm going to have to get us back on my companies plan. Which isn't as good and costs a lot more. We did the math and with these last few paychecks and some other monies they owe him (vacation and comp time), we'll be OK though about mid July. Then I don't know what we'll do. I have my job but ti's not enough to make all the payments and stuff. We are SO a two income family!
So please keep hubby in your thoughts and prayers. He has some irons in the fire but it's all so vague right now. Sorry there's no funny tonight..I'm not feeling very chipper.