Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Layoffs today

Today is the day that people at my husband's company are being laid off.

He works for a publicly traded company.

Last month, they said this office had been spared.

Three weeks ago, they said they did, in fact, have to cut 15%.

Two weeks ago, they told my husband that he was "safe."

Last week, they told everyone that December 3 would be the day they were announced.

Monday, a few people got emails to meet with the HR director and their immediate supervisor at 4:30pm today.

J did NOT get an email. He actually is safe. For now.

It's fairly awful at J's office today. I don't know why they are dragging this process out, and I don't know why they have to layoff people right before the holidays. Except that the 4th quarter is coming to a close.

Of course, Brody is on J's health insurance. If he got laid off, we'd put everyone on my health insurance. But with Brody's pre-existing conditions, I don't know if they would be covered or not.

Which reminds me that I have a stack of bills from two different hospitals from our busy fall of three surgeries and one procedure in 6 weeks.

For now, we are employed. And grateful for it. And sending prayers today to the workers who will be laid off.

6 comments:

I am Mary S. said...

How scary! I hope J's job remains safe and I'm sorry for those who were let go.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Megan's editor lost her job today. It's Black Wednesday in the publishing business.

SaRaH said...

Oh, that's so stressful. Just an FYI, if you are on a group plan (which you probably are if it is through your employer) they cannot deny coverage for preexisting conditions. Also, because losing a job is a 'live event' you would not have to wait for open enrollment to add J and B. Hopefully, we'll never have to find this out. (((((Hugs)))))

Robyn said...

omg, how horrible. those poor people! Thank goodness J's job is safe.

Jacque said...

Things are so tight everywhere. My dh's work is facing cut backs too. I hope J's job will be secure.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts will be with you and Jeremy. Somehow we are managing to survive Glenn's salary/hour cut and we are so grateful that at least he was not cut completely as many long term employees at his company. I'm not sure it's possible to raise children like ours on one income- they are just too expensive. Maybe priceless is the correct word....
Lori

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