I don't usually talk about my job or anything related to work on the blog, it's about the kids or what we are doing as a family, but now it is time.
On Wednesday, I got a call from HR. I work in HR so I wasn't too surprised and then she said it, "Hold on, Amy, I need to get "Insert bosses name here" on the phone. I knew exactly where this conversation was going. If you have never been laid off, then you probably won't know that the next thing said to you is, "It was a pleasure working with you, but we need to let you go." At this point your heart sinks and you think, shit, now what are we going to do.
I wasn't given a very long notice and was told my last day was today. Gee, thanks, I busted my butt for four years, numerous bankruptcy filings, an accounting team sitting in our office and reworking are whole company, and you give me two days? Wow.
My first call is Charlie. Of course we go into crazy mode, because as you know, we are building a new house. We were preapproved with two incomes and now one income. We are still working on that part, but I think we should be okay.
Next, how are we going to afford a new house, two kids in daycare and me with no job. Well, that is easy, Mary is no longer going to be in daycare and Henry will finish out the year and be home with us this summer. It will be entertaining keeping two kids and trying to find a job, but it is what is and we will make it work. It's going to be tight, but hey, we can do this.
So, if anyone needs someone to work from home some days and help run the back office of their company, let me know, I might know someone who can help you.