Hello blog friends,
I have some bad news. Mostly bad news for me. It probably will not affect any of you. Unless you are LB. Then you were definitely affected. Last Monday morning I went into work only to be called into an office up front. I sat down to hear:
"Scott, there's is no easy way to say this, but we are having to eliminate your position."
There was no easy way to hear it either.
There was an HR lady on speakerphone. After he dropped that bomb, she began talking. She went on for about 5-10min, but I have no idea what she said. Something about severance and continued insurance. I'm not sure. I just sat there staring out the window. I was kind of numb and my brain was doing jumping jacks. She was still talking as I saw a squirrel run up a tree outside. Lucky squirrel, I thought, he'll never have to worry about something like this. That's how I knew things were bad, I was jealous of a squirrel.
The funny thing, where funny is being used as loosely as possible, was the previous Friday night LB and I had watched the movie Company Men. Have you seen it? It's about downsizing and follows a couple different men and how they react. It is pretty good. I remember while watching it, the whole time I was thinking how I don't know what I would do if I had to tell LB I had lost my job. Well, I got to find out.
I didn't call, but drove straight home, walked through the front door and was all "I lost my job! Ahh!" Something about having to say it out loud with LB, John, and Ada, everyone who it is my job to support all standing right there, is when it really sank in. Ada tried to comfort me for a minute until she decided she would rather play PBS kids games on the computer. So she asked, "Can I play games on the computer?" I had to tell her that the laptop was from work so we didn't have a computer anymore. This is when hit home for Ada. When Ada understood that I would no longer be going to work everyday she was fired up, but when I told her because of that we didn't have a computer anymore, all the excitement faded. Quickly.
That was 8 days ago. Ada has since gotten over not being able to play PBS kids games. LB and I have accepted that big changes are headed our way. We know that the Lord is good, He is in control, and He we wants what is best for us. He doesn't promise that things will always be comfortable, but He does promise grace to get us through these times of discomfort.
Once we get a computer, I should be posting a lot more. What else am I going to do?
Your unemployed blog friend,
PS. You can read what LB had to say about it here. She writes a lot better than I do.
The Archived Post Relevant The Office Quote
Dwight: I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me. There is nothing on my horizon except everything. Everything is on my horizon.
Hello blog friends,