Monday, July 12, 2010

Laid Off Today

After 12 years at my job, I was let go. My boss retired and I was a victim of the economic downturn. I'm OK with it for now. I got a good severence, unemployment, Child support and I have no bills. I have no credt cards, I got rid of my car last year, so really all I have are living expenses, and my kids school. My son is in college, but I have the money to pay for this year at least. Next year, he might have to go to a local school, but maybe not. I am confident I will have a job before the years end. If not, I will have to reassess.

I will lower my cable package, but that is about all I can do. My daughter and I still take guitar, but that won't stop just yet. Maybe by September, it is a package deal anyway.

Financially I will be OK for about 9 months to a year, if I watch what I spend.

I am kind of relieved. I started to really hate my job. Not the job itself, just the people. I will miss my friends though. It was time to move on, if I wasn't pushed out the door, I would never have an opportunity to look for something better, and somewhere I will be happy.

For now I will be reading a lot, and watching a lot of stuff. New York Public I come!!!


Anne said...

I am sorry to hear that. But you sound very healthy - financially and otherwise. So I will just say that you have my very best wishes on finding that better opportunity!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I'm glad you have such a positive attitude. I'm sure you'll find something soon.

gautami tripathy said...

As you say, only good will come out of it.

Meanwhile, enjoy reading!