Wednesday, October 01, 2008

And we all fall down...

You know how some times you are just going along thinking you are on top of the world and then BAM!! Something happens and the whole world falls down around your feet?
That is my today.
Jake called me today and told me he has been downsized. (i.e. the market sucks, we can pay your helper a lot less than we pay you so nice knowing you, have a good life)
He called the manager and the owner of the park, none of them would give him an answer other than they wanted to make some changes and so they are eliminating his position.
Not wanting to fall for the same old lies once again I called the girl he worked with and the manager in California myself. Same story. Jake didn't do anything wrong they are just making some changes and his position is being eliminated.
On the 12th of September he had been there a year, which was the longest he had ever been anywhere in the last 5 years. Back in June they gave him a promotion to co-manager of the park. Apparently all of that makes no difference when the economy is tanking.
So for now, we have filed for unemployment and he is frantically searching the papers for any kind of opportunity. Keep your fingers crossed that this turns out to be for the best for all parties involved because I REALLY, REALLY didn't think would ever have to do this again!!

10 comments:

Laura said...

Awwww Heather I'm so sorry to hear that. I know what it feels like to lose a job as I was laid off in February as you know, and it just plain sucks. I'm sure you are both stressed and angry and sad right now.

I think everything happens for a reason though. The economy will recover. And maybe Jake can get a better job now that he has a full year of experience at one job under his belt, and probably good references for the next jobs he applies to.

kbreints said...

I know that you hate to hear this when this kind of thing happens-- but it all happens for a reason-- and something better will come along. Look for the silver lining...

Where is that darn thing?!

Aunt Becky said...

Crap! Heather, I'm sorry. Just what you needed.

Lindsey said...

That sucks! Try Desmoineshelpwanted.com
I've had good luck there.

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OMH said...

Ignore the 2 deleted prior it was me - but didn't realize I was logged in under my hubby's account. And then it posted twice.....it said.


I'm praying for you both. I have no doubt that the perfect job is waiting for him as I type. May God reveal it quickly!

stella said...

So sorry to hear this news. But I agree with the rest, everything happens for a reason. Keep focused and positive, it will all work out in the end.

Amanda said...

That really sucks. I know y'all don't need the stress and times are just so hard right now. I hope something works out and QUICKLY.

Erin said...

I'm so sorry Heather. I really don't know what else to say other than we will be praying for you guys.