And God has crap timing.
I was "temporarily laid off" yesterday. I'm not worried about it one bit though. It was a shock at first, and I panicked for a split second, and then my boss explained things to me.
We're new to the area. The company has been around for a while and has been very VERY successful at it's main office in Pennsylvania. The office I'm in just opened in March. We got off to a kind of rough start opening in the winter time. And things just haven't picked up.
So yesterday my boss' boss called my desk and asked me how I was doing. I said fine, how are you? And he said "Well, I've been better". I knew at that moment what was coming.
He sounded like he wanted to cry quite honestly! But he told me "This is NOT a true lay off..Yes were putting it down on the paperwork that you're being laid off, but that's only so you can collect unemployment while you're not working here. In 3-4 weeks business SHOULD be a lot better and stronger and the second that happens we will bring you back on." He said he feels very confident that I won't be gone longer than a month. But you never know. I told him flat out "I love my job, I love working here, I love the people. But if it gets to be 2 or 3 months down the road, and you still haven't brought me back, I'm going to have to go somewhere else." He completely understood but said that probably wouldn't be an issue. *sigh of relief*.
So, I'm not worried. I'm going to have SOME income from unemployment, and I shouldn't be gone that long. To tell you the truth, the thing I was worried about most was J. I didn't want him to resent me or feel like I was taking advantage of him because most of the financial weight is going to be on his shoulders right now. I know all too well how it feels to be the only one working and constantly having to pay for everything yourself. I told him if he wanted to, he did not have to pay for anything, I could dip into my savings and pay for everything. But he wouldn't hear of it. What a trooper. I don't know how I'll ever thank him for being such a rock in my life.
So all of this happens the day I buy my new car! Perfect timing!
The bright side: I'll be a real true housewife! Well, sans the wife part...Housegirlfriend is more like it! The house will be spotless, and I'll have dinner on the table for J every night! Plus, I'm also thinking about using this time to finally go back to school. There is a certification course at FCC for Medical Administrative Assistant. That's got my name written all over it! They say when God closes one door, he opens another. So maybe this is my open door! We'll see!
This weekend is going to be crazy! I have to wake up at 5:30 am tomorrow to be a Jenna and Dan's house to pick up Angela at 6:30. We're due in Sharpsburg by 7:30 and then are off to get our hair and makeup done for the wedding at 2! Then Sunday J and I are going to my little cousins Confirmation party! This will be the first time J is meeting some of the members of my family, I know they will just love him!
~ Merry Christmas To You & Your Family ~
3 years ago