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Best News I've Had In Awhile About Work

Friday, October 18, 2019

September 5 we got the word the sheriff's dept was going to take over 911. Since then my mood has been up/down daily. It was voted on last Friday that the take over would take place. Today we got word that we will be allowed to remain in our union. That gives us an advantage that we won't take a $5 to $7 hr cut in pay. We also aren't fired/laid off and have to reapply. We retain our seniority. There will be changes and more work but the good thing is the 12 of us at 911 are going to keep our jobs and not go find work elsewhere. All but one of us have been looking for work elsewhere because we decided if we were going to take that cut in pay might as well start elsewhere. I figured at the rate they had proposed I could go work in fast food. My great niece makes what they were proposing to give us. The thing is our pay doesn't even come out of the general fund or the sheriff's budget. We have a separate fund from taxes that the voters approved the tax to operate 911.

It has been a fight daily to keep up with my exercise and eating plan. Wake and decide not to and then I have had to do a lot of talking to myself to get going. Kept telling myself I was not letting their antics destroy everything I've worked for. Have had a lot of stress headaches and hopefully they'll start letting up. I've noticed my DVD viewing had even changed. Years ago I constantly watched disaster movies and I had started that again. Watch movies that practically destroys mankind and they start again with fresh prospective. It got me thru the worst of the uncertainty. I am proud of myself that I kept up with my plan instead of giving up. Now I can continue moving forward, not having to start all over again.
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  • LOPEYP
    It is always a struggle to stay on track. I am glad that things worked out with work.
    47 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am happy that things are going better at work.
    52 days ago
  • CROQUETCOURT
    Having been on the county layoff list three times, I know how upsetting job uncertainty can be. So, that is wonderful that it all worked out for you.
    That is also fabulous that in spite of everything, you stuck to your plan. Yeahhhh!
    53 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Good news for you and all the rest of the 911 crew! I totally understand how financial worries can drag you down. They say money doesn't buy happiness but it does pay the bills and that is a huge stress when you face a loss of wages!
    Congrats on sticking thru it!!
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    53 days ago
  • HAPPYDAZ1
    Good news for you. Great you were able to stick to your plan.
    53 days ago
  • JRDUPREE
    That is good news and staying on plan is great news too! Hopefully your stress will wash away and you feel like you are living again vs surviving.
    Have a good weekend emoticon
    53 days ago
  • DUCKTURNIP
    I'm so happy to hear that things are going better at work. That must be a huge weight off your shoulders!
    54 days ago
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