Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

To Tell or Not To Tell

Some things I just do not need to be shared. I have been sitting on this for a few days trying to decide if I blog this or not. I will share since help tends to come from the must unexpected places.

This past Friday (I knew last Tuesday) I was given a 60 day notice. That means I have until 2/10/09 to find another job within the company or I am layed off. Me and several hundred other folks are looking so there will be a lot of competiion for the few jobs currently open.

On a Quilty Note. I finished binding the golf quilt. Now to bind the fuschia quilt.

23 comments:

Vicki W said...

I am so sorry to hear this. It's happening all over which makes it even harder. Try to keep a positive attitude - things WILL work out!

Quilt Pixie said...

hugs

Sew Unique Creations said...

I'm sending hugs your way and will keep you in prayer! Go quilt for a little while to get your mind off things.

paula, the quilter said...

It's a bit hard to take at first. I know because I've been there. It is like the stages of grief: shock & denial, pain & guilt, anger, and depression/loneliness. After all, work has been a part of your life for a long time and your co-workers seem like family. Hang in there though, because you will get to a point where there is an upward turn. Good luck.

Linda said...

Swooze, I know you're not that surprised because you talked to me about it and kind of been expecting this but....it's still kind of a shock for them to actually put it into words. You just keep hoping and praying it will go away and not really happen. I know from experience. It's hard and I will keep you in my prayers and I'll keep my eyes and ears open for you too. Hugs, Linda

Jeanne said...

So sorry to hear about your job situation. I hope you are able to find a job before the 60 days are over.

Passionate Quilter said...

wow--what a bummer and right before the Holidays! I hope you are successful in finding work inside your company.

Jen said...

Huge, Huge hugs. I'm so sorry and I really will be keeping my fingers crossed that you're able to find something.

Alycia said...

Oh Bummer! I;ll be keeping my fingers crossed that the right job comes along rather quickly..

Babs Schmidt said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope you find something soon.

Hugs!

Sarah Nopp said...

ugh.
but you have a great network who can help you.

Granny's Closet said...

I am sorry to hear about the lay off. I do hope you find something. These are some hard times and everyone needs to be very thankful that they have a job. I wouldn't know what to do. Thoughts and prayers to you.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry. We are downsizing too, nurses and therapists are being laid off all around us. I pray for just the right job to land in your lap.

Teresa said...

Good luck with the job hunt. This economy is so lousy right now. So far, no job losses here where I work, but we are all be required to take some days without pay.

*karendianne. said...

Goodness. I'm sending you good warm thoughts to support you here. We are all in this together I do believe. At times like this I really feel closer to "we are all one" because everyone is touched in some way. So again, sending you lots of good support and hoping you'll continue to keep us posted. *karendianne.

jillquilts said...

Oh, sweetie! What a bummer! Keep us posted on your progress and keep your chin up! {{{{HUGS}}}} to you!!!

Kathy Wagner said...

Oh dear...what bad news for you.
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you find another (even better) job soon!

Eva said...

Dear Swooze
I am thinking of you!! One of the hardest things is to actually tell someone what has happened and now that you have....you can continue on and stride forward as I am sure that you will. Dh and I have been there, done that too, and we soldiered on and got through it ok. Here's hoping there's an open door around the corner for you.
Cheers
Eva

Ele said...

Oh, dear, my heart breaks for you! I do know that you will find something, and that you will be happy doing the "new" thing. Hang in there, smile, and accept all hugs, even my virtual ones! Prayers are up for you.

GRACE said...

suzette, so sorry to hear your "news." I don't know what you do or where you live, but don't let the turkeys get you down; i don't have any real solid advice for job hunting, just keep at it is all. keep us posted...

Mary said...

Suzette, so sorry to hear this, enjoy your holidays and worry about in Jan...I'm sure you'll have another in no time.

Randi said...

I'm sorry to read this. I hope you find something quickly!

Tazzie said...

Gosh hon, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope everything works out for the best.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)