1/5/10

Well I wasn't expecting that

This morning I had some news given to me that I can't quite figure out how to take.  My bosses whom I both love dearly came to my office to chat with me.  They told me that due to major budget cuts in our school's district my position would be being cut.  They went on to tell me that this had absolutely nothing to do with my performance and that it really hurt them to have to cut my position, however we are overloaded in my department, and I am the newest edition, therefore I am the first to go.  My last day will be later this month at the end of the semester. 
   Both my bosses said that they would be more than happy to write me letters of rec and the HR director I spoke with said that if there is any position in the district that might open up in my field, it's mine!  He was very complimentary of my work, and again told me it had nothing to do with my performance.  All three supervisors that I spoke with said that they have enjoyed having me at the school and hate to see me go.  However, when you have to cut 1.5 million dollars from your budget, you have to start somewhere.

 At first, I am devastated, crying in my office and didn't know what to do.  I thought working in education gave me a somewhat "safe" job....Apparently, not so much.  Then as I talked to B,  and my co-workers I started to look at this as a blessing.  I am currently 7 months pregnant, we close on our new home on Friday and this will allow me to have time to get our house ready, decorate a nursery and enjoy my time at home with half-pint.  Thankfully we have prepared for something like this financially and my benefits are not through my school! 
 
   This afternoon B actually got a call from a friend that his son needs tutoring along with some other families that might be intersted in hiring me to tutor their child.  Not a bad gig until half-pint arrives and maybe even after.  We shall see.....

  I do wholeheartedly believe that God has a special plan for me and although I was considering pursuing other options after half-pint arrived, I honestly believe this is the push I needed.  There is a silver lining to this.  All I can do in move onward and upward.
 
  This week must get better!  I failed my 1 hour glucose test last week and I have my 3 hour this week...I better pass, and closing on our home needs to go smoothly!  A good cheesburger one of these days wouldn't hurt either!

9 comments:

Kristal said...

Although I know news like that is a shock, I see this as a huge blessing, Abby!

Alisa D said...

I was laid off (my company actually closed down) at about 7 months pregnant as well. I was bummed. But like you, I tried to look on the bright side and focused on the time I would get to spend with my daughter. She is now 5 months old. I continue to watch for the perfect job, but am LOVING spending time with her every day.

I commend you for looking at the positve!! God has blessed you, just as he did me. May He continue to bless you in your pregnancy and beyond!

kari said...

I'm so sorry Abby. The same thing happened to me a year ago this month, but it has definitely been a blessing in disguise. I'll be praying for you. Let us know how the test goes.

Lyse2143 said...

I am so sorry, but good for you for finding the silver lining and staying positive!

Dunc said...

I'm so sorry Abby - it sounds like you are taking it in stride and trying to make the best of it all, though. Good luck with the transition, enjoy the increased free time :-)

mrs.leah.maria said...

WOW Abby, good for you for absorbing this so well! I truly do see it as a blessing!

julie said...

Good for you for seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Sorry to hear this news, but hopefully it will be for the better.

Mrs. McB said...

I am so sorry to hear about this news. I will be praying for you. Although it is wonderful to hear your positive outlook on the situation. This truly is a blessing for you to spend precious time with your little one.

Karen said...

I am sorry you lost your job Abby. I am sure this will turn into a blessing for you as you prepare for your new home and baby. Take care.

Karen

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