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The Day After

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thank you everyone for all the support, thoughts, and Prayers!! It's all so appreciated!

So we have had a day to process what went down with hubby's job yesterday. It was a strange night last night. Hubby took many phone calls from friends and contacts. Some from people that got cut too and others from people wanting to help or that knew of people hiring. And that's great..wonderful..but we need to see something solid. There is a chance he will be recalled to his old job, but nothing firm. There's a shot he'll be picked up my the county here, again nothing firm. Other dept heads in the water district want him...nothing firm though. If any one of those things happen he can "bridge" his time in service, healthy plan, retirement, etc. and lose anything.

He had a few outside people contact him with possible job opportunities. Some project Manger jobs, Supervisor jobs, etc. Again..offers but nothing for sure. So for now we're in a holding pattern. I have done some preemptive things at my job..contacted HR about picking up medical for us (it's 4x as expensive as what we had with his job and we'll have to find a new Dr.), changed my W2 withholding to add a bit into my paycheck. I'm thinking about dropping my ESSP (Employee Share Purchase) deduction (to buy company stock). My company stock in the toddy anyway, so I can add that back into my check too. I should about a $40 per check decrease in my paycheck per pay period. But everything helps right now.

About 2 AM this morning I woke up and just had this calming, peaceful feeling settle over me. Just a feeling that it was all going to be OK. Does that make sense? We'd gone to bed about 9:30 or so, but both of us had trouble falling asleep, Hubby's feet hurt (he's diabetic), so he took a pain pill. He woke up just before I had to leave for work. I felt so bad for him...he was standing at the living room window in his jammies, waving to me. I wanted to cry. I've talked to him a few time today, and he sounds down. He said his tummy was hurting. My poor hubby! emoticon

Since everything was so discombobulated yesterday, dinner was a hastily thrown together breakfast affair. Eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns. I has a snack of buttered popcorn early in the afternoon/evening. Everything is logged. And I was under calories and weight was back down a bit this morning. emoticon

I did 65 mins in the gym today. Yesterday I missed my workout. I was in a Brown Bag Seminar, I have to attend like 6 for my performance review. Good thing they are virtual. I just sing into our message system and can do it from my desk. Of course all the other stuff was happening at the same time. And there was no way I was doing one at home last night. I just provided support, love, and an ear for hubby all evening. emoticon

Well...almost to move on with the day. I'm really glad tomorrow is TGIF. Have a good rest of today everyone!! A bit of humor:

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    I am sooo sorry to hear this news !!!

    I complete understand how your hubby is feeling right now. I was laid off from my job in July 2012. I'd worked for that company for 16+ years. I'd survived at least three different lay offs and thought the company was down to the fewest number of employees they needed. Well, turns out they were having financial problems that required them to cut 3 more people, one of them me.

    Don't look at this as a disaster. Look at this as an opportunity for change, a positive change. It may take some time, but your husband will find another job. I'll be honest, it took me nine months before I found my current contract. It's a tough market so don't let your hubby beat himself up if he doesn't find something immediately. the problem is that there are too few jobs for too many qualified people.

    Never take anything personally. Has your hubby updated his resume ? One thing he might consider is having his resume looked at. He needs a professional opinion to help update the resume so that it will stand out against the competition. I was lucky enough to have two people give me some really good pointers that helped update my resume.

    Mostly, stay positive. Make sure you get the hubby out of the house. Get him to take regular walks, go to the library, whatever. the longer he stays in the house, the more depressed he'll get. I know how depressing sending out resumes can be. That's why it's important to get out of the house and stay busy.

    Hang in there ! Everything really does have a way of working out for the best.

    1405 days ago
    Sounds like you are having a really rough time right now. I do hope something works out for you and your husband. It sounds like you are keeping a level head about it and are being positive and supporting to him. Also, sounds like you have a good group of supportive family and friends. I know with the support and the plans that you are working on, you guys will make it through.
    1408 days ago
    When one door closes another one opens. Keep the faith
    1408 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Hope things work out.
    1408 days ago
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