Monday, March 9, 2009

Spoke too soon....

J's work had another lay off Friday. Unexpected.

Sort of dampened the mood on Friday evening, although we did have a very fun night with Stacy and her family.

Here's the thing. A few weeks ago, J's boss told him and two others that another round of layoffs was coming, but that they were safe.

One of the men laid off Friday was one of the three who were supposed to be "safe." The boss said now, no one is safe, including him. Corporate demanded a layoff. And the company is in "survival mode."

So much for financial security.

J actually has a much more rational and mature attitude about it than I do. He was telling me to not freak out, not lose sleep, it will be okay, etc.

Of course, that's just what I did: freak out and lose sleep.

When I grow up, I want to be able to handle bad news with grace and a positive outlook.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

It really is a scary time! My dh is at "slight" risk for being laid off too....and I think that slight risk is probably bigger than either of us think.
I don't do grace and positivity....I live in denial!

Eek! I'll keep my fingers crossed that J's job remains, and that you can relax and sleep better.

There's room on my Denial Island if you would like to go there with me....the sleep is pretty good there! ;)