Thursday, April 30, 2009

Workforce Reduction

Well, the economy has finally punched me in the face. I was a part of a "workforce reduction" at my company today. I can't say too much about it and even though there had been rumors and I know the economy stinks, it was still a shock.

Getting laid off sucks, but I will say it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I had heard rumors for months and it had been difficult for me to feel happy or secure there. And if I didn't have the burden of car payments and mortgage payments I would probably be happy it was over.

But alas, a new weight has been put on my shoulders. So I spent some time today looking for new jobs. I applied for a few, but there isn't much out there.

I had an interview last week, so I am keeping my fingers crossed on that now! And I'll keep looking. Who knows. Maybe I'll go apply at Target or Starbucks or someplace I love as a consumer. It probably won't pay all the bills, but maybe it can get me by until the economy picks up.

Please keep me in your prayers and let me know of any job opportunities you may know of!

8 comments:

Akirah said...

Ugh. I know just how you feel. I was laid off at the beginning of April. I can relate to feeling a weight lifted, since I was feeling unsettled at my job for awhile, but it is hard to have so much uncertainty in life. But we can do this! Together! No worries...it will all be okay.

marathoner81 said...

Hopefully this is one of those...when one door shuts another one opens, type of thing. Best of luck!

Angela said...

Things will be okay for you, I'm sure of it. Don't stress too much. Just keep positive!

Single Girl said...

Im sorry!

magda said...

Oh Suz! What a terrible end to the week. Hang in there and be strong; as hard as it is to see now, there IS a plan for you, and there ARE better things out there. Suffering through the now to get to the then is the hardest part, but it's often also the most rewarding.

You're in my prayers for sure.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear it. I hope you find something soon.

heidi said...

Sorry to hear that! Keep your head up!

Vianca Hidena said...

I am sorry to hear that, please keep it positive so you can bring positive things in your life. Maybe this is something that happend because something good is coming for you.
I will have you in my prayers =)