Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Life strikes again!

The dream job David took seven short months ago let him go yesterday. Their reason is not worth typing. I saw it for what it really was, a way to cut costs. The bonuses they offered employees who were willing to stay through August 31st total more than $200,000. (Individually the bonus/severance packaged was around $10,000.) From the moment we received the letter that detailed the bonus and severance package, I knew it couldn't be that easy. I had a feeling they would look for any reason to fire people. (Perhaps the entire paragraph in the bonus letter pertaining to being hired at will and termination for any reason making the bonus void gave me a small clue.) Yet, we were hopeful that this company would be different, would not sink to such low levels. We were wrong to hope. In the corporate world money is almost always the bottom line.
All is not lost. We have learned that things will work themselves out and that we will make it work however we need to. When faced with this situation seven months ago, I fell apart. I thought the worst and believed it. This time, I am staying calm, I'm remembering to breathe, I'm giving thanks for all that we had, currently have, and will have whatever that may be. I'm learning that the future is nothing if not unpredictable.


Denise said...

When God closes a door He will always open a window,,,,,,,,, I was young and now I am old and I have never seen the righteous forsaken......... It is hard to see tomorrow but we must always remember that He has already been there,,,,,,,,,,,

I will pray for God's direction for you and your family.


Kristen said...

Frustrating! But you seem to have the right outlook on the situation.

aola said...

Boy, that is for sure!! Just when you think you have things all figured out - then BAM!!

But, it will all work out - one way or the other.

R said...

you guys are strong and smart. the strong and smart can make good lives. you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Unknown said...

Here is a link to the wedding photos, http://homepage.mac.com/cvinson2/jasonatasha/

In my career I have learned that there is no such thing as job security. Part of my reason for starting a business of my own.

My best to you during this continued uncertainty.