Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tomorrow is the day

When the big guy gives me the news.
In our business layoffs are part of the trade. Electricians are only kept as long as we have jobs to give them. But in our company, they really do try to keep everyone as long as they have work for them. Even if we have to lay someone off during a dry spell, they can collect employment insurance until we need them again. Most stay and wait out the dry spell. A very dedicated group of employees. They treat us well. And it shows. As far as I can remember no one has quit our company.

So, really...I am not bitter. I would have preferred to "hang up my skates"...on my own steam later this year after I turned 65, but I can see where they are coming from a business.
Combining my job with the other job, the new guy has been hired for will give him a full time job. As it was before, that position didn't have enough to do... nor did I. I had tons of spare time. Value wise...yes I have all 15 years of it in my head...and I can pull a file out as fast as you can blink your eye if you need it. I can do a lot of shit..but so will he once he gets the hang of it. No one is indispensable. I get that. Why pay two people to do what one can. It's business. If I had been 20 years younger I would have tried to do both those jobs, but I don't have that ambition anymore.
So, tomorrow, I will put my best face forward and accept whatever they want to give me.

I really have faith that they will not screw me around. I really do.


cocoabean said...

Well you have to have faith. And until they beat that faith to the ground, there's still hope. Besides, you might just enjoy retirement!

Sally said...

I hope it goes well for you, Joan. Keeping fingers crossed for ya.

Poolie said...

I am holding you in my thoughts. I will send good vibes, sweetie.

Grandma K said...

Sending good thoughts to you. I hope they will be "upstanding."

Donna said...

Here's Positive thoughts being sent your way Sweetheart!!!hughugs

judemiller1 said...

I hear your best face forward voice, but I also hear that kind of scared "are they gonna screw me" voice too and the "what am I gonna do when I don't work anymore" voice AND if they do screw you---?--give them the middle finger as you walk out. If I had done that 7 years ago, I wouldn't have had 18 months of panic attacks, hospital visits for extreme high blood pressure, nightmares, PTSSD and all the other shit I went through AND it wouldn't bother me as it still does.

Anyway--good luck and waiting to read your news.