30 Dec 2012 5 Comments
I got laid off on Friday. Well, not quite laid off – I still get 8 hours a week, whoopdeefuckingdoo – but close enough for me.
I’m so upset and angry about it. I know I’ve had to take some time off recently, but my kids were seriously ill. O had foot surgery and then got an infection. Part of her recovery from that meant she had to have a mini-Hickman catheter put into a vein in her neck (!!) so she could get IV antibiotics every day. Then, Boo developed ITP, which was pretty scary there for a while and meant several trips to the hospital and one rather scary ride in an ambulance. I always had my computer with me, though, and worked from the hospital so that I didn’t miss that much work. I don’t know for sure that that’s why they reduced my hours so drastically, but I can’t help but feel that it contributed to it. The owner of the company says it’s due to finances, but if that’s the case, why did they bring on two other part-timers in the last couple of months? It makes no sense.
It’s making me feel really bitter and I’d like nothing better than to hear the place closed up shop and went away. I would take great satisfaction in that. Yeah. Bitter.
I was already fairly depressed going into this holiday season. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on the girls or my family because of the huge car repair bills I had in November, but I managed to get them all a few things. I was really hoping to catch up over the next few months; replenish my savings account, such as it is, and stay ahead on the bills rather than waiting til the due date to pay them. I’m not sure how much unemployment I’m going to get but I know it’s going to get really, really tight around here. I canceled my Hulu subscription and will probably drop even the basic cable package I have, but I can’t get rid of the internet – I need it for the measly 8 hours of work I will have. Thank god I never got sucked into getting credit cards. At least all the bills I have to pay are just utilities and rent and that sort of thing. Fortunately there’s an ALDI nearby. They’re so much less expensive than the regular supermarkets.
I’ve been polishing up my resume and will file for unemployment tomorrow, but I’m feeling very, very low and blue. 2012 has been a shitty, shitty year.
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