Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is the week that I'm chained to my desk for 40 hours of training via the internet. By the time I'm finished at 6 or so each evening, I can't bear to look at a computer screen any longer, not even for fun.
Also... my company is one of the corporations that announced doomsday layoffs this week. 8000 jobs gone. I'm pretty sure my luck has run out. I can see my position being considered a luxury and not a necessity. My team of 100 people is projected to be cut by 35.
The severance package is good, and I'm sure I'll be all right if I don't make the cut. I have strong family ties, the Captain, and a support system, so I won't be on the street. There are so many people that will be worse off. I can't help but think of several of my co-workers and friends that have children and aren't as fortunate to have close-knit families like mine. I am scared for them. I am scared for their children.
But still, I do need my job, and there aren't jobs like mine to be found in Mississippi very often. Hello, Miss Laid Off and Over Qualified.
And hearing about this worthless, so-called stimulus package on the news makes me want to kick the TV in. It's not going to do a thing but spend an unbelievable amount of taxpayer dollars, fund birth control for deadbeats, give Acorn more money to stuff ballot boxes with, help Obama pay back his campaign favors from crooked politicians, and put the United States even further in debt and trouble.
On the bright side of my world, the church is now reserved and the date is official. October 17th I'll be a bride. I might be a worthless and jobless bride, but I'll be a bride. And that sends me off to sleep with a smile. I'm a very lucky girl :-)