View Full Version : It's official

07-15-2009, 03:28 PM
Well, it's official. I will be unemployed as of August 11, 2009. Just got back from a horrendous bumping meeting (ie Chinese water torture) in which we all had to sit there while they read off the names and those folks had to accept a job that belonged to another person, leaving the 2nd person out of work. Since they eliminated all the positions in the Adult School, I didn't have to go through that because I had no one to bump.

While I still have an income, I'm going to stock up on yarn because I'll never get through this without my knitting! So, I guess that is a silver lining isn't it! :)

07-15-2009, 04:01 PM

07-15-2009, 04:53 PM
:grphug: Hope you aren't too downcast! Things will swing UP again soon! Hang in there, dear sister, and keep knitting! :knitting:

07-15-2009, 07:38 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: Its hard out there right now, but you'll get through it. Things always come back around eventually.

07-15-2009, 09:08 PM
So sorry to hear your worst fears confirmed, I really hope you find a better paying job that you love soon!:grphug:

07-15-2009, 09:48 PM

07-15-2009, 10:50 PM
Oh...that is the worst!

You know...it doesn't matter how much wool you store up...you still want the stuff for that new pattern!

I totally know where you are coming from! *hugs*

07-16-2009, 08:56 AM

07-16-2009, 10:43 AM
:hug: I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and I hope you're able to find something else soon. :hug:

07-16-2009, 11:22 AM
I can't imagine having to bump someone out of their job - that is definitely Chinese water torture. I'm sorry you had to go through that and get bad news on top of it.

Becky Morgan
07-16-2009, 11:22 AM
:grphug: That meeting sounds truly medieval. Hope you find something wonderful with a company that can appreciate you, and SOON!

Sunshine's Mom
07-16-2009, 03:25 PM
Chin up! We're all pulling for you. In the meantime - - -:hug:

07-16-2009, 04:34 PM
{{HUGS}} Good luck to you :)

07-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Thanks for all your good wishes everyone. I think I'm still in the shock stage or maybe it's just that I have to keep showing up for work for a few more weeks but I haven't fallen completely apart yet!

I have begun the process of getting some retraining dollars to beef up my skills and decide what I want to be when I grow up. That has helped me to have something positive to focus on.

Looks like CA finally has a budget but education is taking another big hit

"The budget includes $6 billion in new cuts to K-14 schools, as well as $3 billion in cuts to higher education, some of which colleges can offset with federal stimulus dollars." ~Sacramento Bee

Those cuts are on top of the ones we've already had to absorb. Even if there is a way to save Adult Ed, the K-12 folks will need to sweep those funds just to keep their programs alive.

But on the positive side, I get to dream about what I'd like to do. I haven't thought about that in forever so this ought to be interesting!

07-23-2009, 04:16 PM
All I can say is They don't deserve you!!! :hug: