I was up at 3 am this morning and I couldn't turn off my brain. I've decided that perhaps I should have named my blog "Why did I go into the Construction business and what to do when it all comes crumbling down".
Actually, I've personally already dealt with a layoff back in 2007 from my position as a Field Manager for a very large home builder. I was unemployed for a year and a half. It was horrible! I eventually found a job which was not in my field and only paid about half of what I was use to making, but it was steady and secure (well, as secure as it can be these days). I've been at this job for a little over a year now. It's not exciting by any stretch of the word, but I'm grateful to have it - and it's health benefits!
Now, my husband (also in the field of construction) is facing his impending layoff. He may have a month; he may have 4 months. We don't know. So. . .here we go again. Unfortunately, we (or shall I say our bills) will not be able to survive the loss of his income; especially since we've already taken such a hit with the loss of my previous job.
I guess in 10 years, like those who survived the Great Depression, I will hopefully be able to talk about the hardships that I too survived during this unwelcome event. It just sucks having to go through it right now!
So now, my anxiety sets in, yet again.
Perhaps, this will all reveal itself as a blessing. . . maybe now I will be forced to take some risks. I really have no choice anymore. The safety nets are quickly being ripped from under me. Would it be too cliche to end with. . .
"Desperate times call for desperate measures"?
Perhaps, I will instead end with this. . .
"Suggestions welcomed". . . (as if anyone is actually reading this. LOL!)
musings from somewhere over the atlantic
3 weeks ago