Monday, November 16, 2009

Another long day

my kitty, Squeakers

Today was a tough day at work...another staff meeting with more bad news. Bottom line is that 6-10 people will be laid off before Christmas. Some of those layoffs will come by the end of this month, in order that staff laid-off can take advantage of better Cobra (insurance) benefits.

When your agency only employs about 30 people, 6-10 folks is a big number! And because we are so small, it also means that everyone knows each other. My co-workers are not just fellow staff, they are friends and in my heart, extended family. I know how each and every one of them will be affected if they are laid off. 

I will know in a few short days if I will be laid off November 30th. I have never before been in this sort of situation. It's hard to wrap my head around it. And my heart is having nothing to do with it at all!

At this point, I just want to know either way so I can move forward. All my co-workers want the same. It's hard, but I have faith that somehow things will be o.k. I know that I am resilient and I will move forward.

The thing I worry most about is having health insurance. As a Type II diabetic, I cannot afford to NOT have insurance. Without a job, affording insurance becomes an issue. Which is exactly why this country needs universal health insurance!

It's time to call it a night...I think I'm going to grab my cat and watch some mindless t.v. (House Hunters, perhaps?)


Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I sure hope things work out for you Risa! I'll definitely keep you in my thoughts and you're right to keep thinking positive. Somehow things do work out 'ok' and sometimes even for the better!
Hang in there♥

Toni said...

It is a scary thing Risa. Nobody wants to be laid off. Will keep you in my thoughts and think of the positive. New doors will open as long as you remain open.