Tuesday, June 12, 2007

For several months, I have posted that I was "working" about 20 hours a week in my job that is supposed to be 40 hours a week. Well, the hammer dropped yesterday and I was downsized. Laid off. The furniture company simply couldn't support 2 full time office workers. There is only enough work for one, and I didn't have the seniority. People in DC just aren't buying the hyper expensive furniture they once were.
I am thankful that my boss clearly spelled out that it had nothing to do with my performance. He has always been pleased with my dedication to his company. He will be giving me a glowing letter of rec, and other managers were equally flattering. I am also grateful he waited to let me go until Kevin got a job.
The next 72 hours will find me scurrying to find a new position. We can't afford for me to be out of work for very long. My 2 weeks' severance pay won't last very long, especially as we were on the edge due to Kevin's unemployment.
Please keep me in your thoughts as I struggle to find a job in this tough market, against the flood of college students looking for jobs as well. *hugs* to my Browncoat family.


Thursday, June 14, 2007 6:14 PM


Damn...definitely a blow. Though at least you're parting on good terms and with letters of recommendation to back you up;)

Gotta say though...I know your pain. While I am but a mere university student, I too am scrambling for work to keep the Rabid Wolves of Debt from eviscerating me...they get ever closer, I fear:(

A big ole hug to your and yours in this time of need;)


Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:51 AM


I'm so very sorry, hun. I'm sure you'll be back on your feet in no time. Sending shiny thoughts your way! And also... *HUGS*

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:17 AM


I'll cross my fingers for you, not that you'll need it.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:36 AM


*Hugs* back to you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:58 AM


Sorry to hear that girl *hugs* Hope everything goes better for ya.


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