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Sad but thankful
« on: October 08, 2008, 09:54:14 PM »

I just don't know what to say after Spanky's post link. I went out with my friends tonight to realize that 13 years of my life will be concluding before I choose. However after his post I am not sure that I should feel as sad as I do. Spanky has made some wonderful points: we have a house, 2 cars, he has a job and as of Friday I will not, however, we do feel the effects of the falling economy. With sales down at my job by 23% this year it is a hard to take. I am grateful that I have an internship in the spring. I am also grateful that Spanky has a wonderful job (he may argue this point sometimes!) But it is hard and sad for me to say goodbye to a place that I have worked hard at and been with for so long. We have went thru some rough times in the 13 years I have been there, but nothing like this.

I have mixed emotions at this time. I know that my boss didn't want to let me go, however, I am the obvious choice. Only working part time and leaving in December what was he to do? I guess that it is sad because I am so used to waking up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and making the drive into the office, that I am not sure what I am going to do. I should study and will study, this gives me prime time while the kids are at school, but I don't think that, NO, I know that it will be a very strange time for me. I have always worked.

This has been a very emotional day for me, and it is probably a good thing that Spanky let me go out. I probably would have been a pain in his ass. I have always taken pride in what I do, and feel loyal to my boss, but I know he has to do what is best for the company. That doesn't help in the sadness that I feel, but I am thankful for so many other things.

Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings. You all truely do help.
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Re: Sad but thankful
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 09:59:37 PM »

Hey Darla, you can take up golf on Monday, Wednesday and Friday...perfect. Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 10:02:45 PM »

Hey Darla, you can take up golf on Monday, Wednesday and Friday...perfect. Grin Grin
Maybe I could get the golf lessons in now! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 10:08:44 PM »

I think you should.
Join a golf club and get your handicap as well.
I think this is just perfect. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 03:42:29 AM »


This has been a very emotional day for me, and it is probably a good thing that Spanky let me go out. I probably would have been a pain in his ass.
Would have been?  Wink

How would that have been any different then any other day? And now you will be home all the time thinking of things for me to do and fix and stuff.

You'll get past this. You are being let go before the bottom falls out of the company and it closes it's doors anyway. At least this way you have a severance package. Couldn't say that if you showed up one morning to find the locks have been changed and everyone is standing in the hallway.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 03:13:08 PM »

Good Luck with everything Darla.

Interestingly my wife was offered a redundancy package from her job the other day due to the restructering of the company she works for. 

Having only been back for a few months after maternity leave and only wanting to work two days a week worked well for her and for the company and with her planning to take maternity leave again in another 5 months it was really not a difficult decision to make to take up the redundancy offer.

On a side note, I'd known about the restructure at her company long before they did and at the time suggested to my wife that her role was likely to be one of many that would be made redundant. So we were kind of prepared for it.

If at any time in the future she wants to go back to work I can always find her a job with my company.

 Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 03:55:52 PM »

Good Luck with everything Darla.

Interestingly my wife was offered a redundancy package from her job the other day due to the restructering of the company she works for. 

Having only been back for a few months after maternity leave and only wanting to work two days a week worked well for her and for the company and with her planning to take maternity leave again in another 5 months it was really not a difficult decision to make to take up the redundancy offer.

On a side note, I'd known about the restructure at her company long before they did and at the time suggested to my wife that her role was likely to be one of many that would be made redundant. So we were kind of prepared for it.

If at any time in the future she wants to go back to work I can always find her a job with my company.

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Was the offer from the Department of Redundancy Department?
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 04:34:18 PM »

Good luck Darla.  Smiley
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