Monday, June 29, 2009

Just another Monday....

Well, it'll be 3 weeks tomorrow since I was laid off from my job. I found out on Friday that another brother of mine also was laid off - after almost 17 years at his job! Granted, he'd switched departments a little less than a year ago, so his seniority wasn't there for that position....but wow. That makes it 3 out of 4 of us in my family who are unemployed. Not a good situation. My youngest brother (they're all older than me....) was laid off earlier this year - I think it was sometime in April? He's in Michigan and was working as a temp for one of the automakers....The brother who just lost his job (middle bro) worked as a Training Database Coordinator...something to do with IT and getting people up to speed on the tech and procedures...He too, is in Michigan. Both men have families to support, and because neither of my sister-in-laws work, they are facing extremely lean times.

Me and hubby are slightly better off...just because HE still has his job. But times are lean. To top it off, I've been sick for 2 of the past 3 weeks...that really sucks, because it makes looking for a job a lot less energetic, not to mention the worry I have of actually GETTING an interview, and having to go in not feeling up to my normal spit-n-vinegar. But I really hope something breaks soon - I really really want to work again.

Either that, or just run away and live in a cave.


Arielle Lee Bair said...

The job market is so terrible right now. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Hope some luck comes your way soon! Feel better. :)

wordwitch said...

Thanks Arielle - here's hoping.