Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me...

but, here I am, at home on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, combing the web for job postings and updating my resume.

Yes, I am a victim of the economic downturn.

I told Maddy, and bless her heart, she burst into tears and asked if we were going to lose the house and live in a cardboard box. I hugged her and replied, "well, I haven't thrown out the steam cleaner box, so that could be your room." She pulled back and shot me a look, then she laughed a little.

I'll be honest, I'm scared. I had an interview with a placement agency on Monday, and I'm waiting to hear from her. I have a couple more applications to send out, and I've applied for unemployment. I'm being proactive, which is all I can do. Oh, and pray.

I know I'll survive and I know I'll find something. This isn't the worse thing I've lived through.

28 comments:

Stef said...

I'm so sorry to hear that news. Good luck quickly finding something new. Maybe you'll find something even better than what you had.

MamaB said...

Wow Kim!!

What a shocker! I will send all the good thoughts and prayers your way! Keep applying and don't get to discouraged! Hugs!!

Kris said...

Just said a prayer for you and I am hoping for the best . I went through the same thing about 14 years ago. I had worked there for 16 years and they just laid several of us off. Hang in there,Kim. I will be praying for you

Cheri and Jesse said...

Sorry to hear that, Kim! I hope that you will find something quickly. This economy has to turn around soon.

Erin said...

My dad is in the same boat. Best wishes and thoughts going in your direction.

Zookeeper said...

So sorry to hear that. Prayers that something comes along soon!

Kelli said...

I'm really sorry to hear that, Kim.
I'm sending prayers your way. Hang in there.

Abbie's mom said...

One thing you can be sure of is that you are in good company. Happened to me in January, still looking, but I'm taking it as a sign I was done there.

Best of luck

Isabel said...

Well....crap.

Best of luck.

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my I'm so very sorry. Hopefully this will be short lived. Good luck.

Frogdancer said...

Things sound like they're really bad over there....

things will probably turn around soon, with a job better than the one you had! (At least you've got more time to plan the wedding and paint the house...)

Tracy said...

My brother just lost his job with FedEx Freight after many years....it is so bad all over. So sorry to hear that you have been affected by it now. Will pray for you as well. Good luck to you.

Krys72599 said...

That just sucks.
(Sorry for the language, but it does!)
Will be sending new job vibes your way!
My sister is on the cusp of losing her job, too - they're closing her 3-person office. Supposedly they want her to continue working for them from home, but we don't know how long that will realistically last...
I've got whatever can be crossed crossed - will add you to my prayers!

Becca said...

I'm sorry to hear of your job loss. Good luck out there!

She Who said...

As always, you and Maddie are in my prayers.

willtherebecake said...

Well that just sucks.

A Buns Life said...

Crap, crap, crap. I am so sorry to hear this news...

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

Damn, that sucks.

Good luck.... but enjoy your time off. Might as well, right?

My Life My Life My Life said...

Oh lady...something just told me to come back here and play catch up with what's been going on with you...you have been through harder things but still...its still very scary and still...HARD.

Huge hugs coming your way along with prayers for you guys....

What are you interested in doing?

Jaelithe said...

Oh, that is terrible! I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier; I've been really busy this week. If you're planning to submit your resume to some job websites, you should email me ASAP and I'll help you optimize it for the web so you can get more search hits.

Marrdy said...

So sorry Kim. I hope something comes up very soon for you.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the club! So sorry to hear that. But the unemployment checks (as little as they may be) are actually a help. And don't settle for a new job. Keep looking until you find the right thing. Spend your free time cleaning, catching up on TV, and wedding planning. That's what I did! And I did find a new job in the meantime.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry.
As always, it seems you've kept your quick wit and sensibilities about you.
Still scary!
Hope you find something soon.

cookiebitch said...

Fuck. Sometimes that's the only word that will suffice. Fuckity Fuck. I'm sorry. But you know what? Karma OWES you. Owes you fucking HUGE. So I'm going to keep my rage at bay by hoping that there's something better out there ... like a professional shoe shopper position, or maybe an official patron taster ... that has your name on it. Hang in there :)

Gregg said...

Wow. I'm sorry to hear that! Boy, I don't check all my blogs much for a couple of weeks and everything's upside down!

Makes me feel kind of rotten for griping about my long work hours.

We've had layoffs, too, and some long-time people were cut. It IS scary, but I'm sure that something will come up for you!

We'll keep your family in our prayers, too.

MaLeah said...

What? I am behind in the news apparently, because I just now saw this. That sucks big time Kim! I'm so sorry! I hope you find something soon. Good luck with the job searching and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Poor Maddy (living in the cardboard box). I'll be thinking about all you guys!!

Shutter Bitch said...

Aw, Kim. That sucks. I hope that because I'm so late to this news that it's old news and you've got good leads in your corner and are well on your way to having another job. May it be one that fulfills and challenges you. If not, hey, it's a paycheck, right?

Thinking of you.

jodifur said...

I'm so, so sorry.