Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A New Chapter

It's titled: Layoffs

It is not a fun story to tell and I didn't want to tell it until it had a happy ending... Everyone can feel the economy chomp, chomp, chomping away at our lives. It sucks. Hubs came back from South Bend basically unemployed. The restaurant wasn't doing well and his salary was cut from the budget while he was gone. They offered him part-time at an insulting pay if he wanted to stay. Sweeeet...

No one is having any luck it seems in finding a job or even staying employed at the job they have. Between the two of us we have enough money to live off of for a couple of months, but I'm a freak about the budget and my savings account and the thought of spending our savings made my stomach turn. After a week of worrying constantly about it, he is once again employed! The sun is certainly shining out his ass today because he was offered a full-time job at a guitar center this morning.

Call it luck or karma or an answered prayer, but fate was definitely in our corner this time around. There are so many people out there struggling to pay bills and put food on the table. The fact that he was able to find such an incredible job, so fast, just amazes me.



Jen said...

I am so glad he found a job so quickly! What is it/where? Mike and I are dealing with the same thing as I am applying for internships... that's such an easy like for schools to cut to save money, both of our stomachs are in knots!

Chrince said...

It's at Russo's. He's going to be selling and doing miscellaneous work around the store.

It's such a terrible feeling to wonder whether or not you're going to have a pay check coming your way. I completely sympathize with you trying to find an internship.

Jen said...

That's awesome! We have a few other friends that work there and really love it. It will be great for Matt! Yay!

C said...

Uhhh thats because he's fantastic.