Holding our breath on Layoff Day...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I guess today would be the anitithesis of Labor Day...:scared:

    Yesterday a few senior managers got the axe at husband's company. Today is rumored to be THE day for everyone else who is going to be let go. Although he thinks he's safe, he was clearly freaking out this morning before he left. He says he won't have any way to call me if it happens to him since they'll confiscate his company-issued phone and laptop and then show him the door and will make arrangements for him to come back after hours for a supervised desk clean-out.

    Whatever happens, happens. I told him we'll deal with it. The severance package is extremely generous and there's always the kids' college money if we get desperate.

    So I'm asking for some prayers, good ju-ju, rattled beads, nekkid chicken liver dances (I won't tell Minerva and the gang) and anything else you might have up your collective sleeves that could help confer protection on our family today. :please:

    The anxiety over this is just awful... I'll be so glad when it's over!
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    We've been in the same boat for months. Prayers being sent along with a big {{{hug}}} for your anxious heart.
  3. bran155

    bran155 Guest

    Doing the "save your husband's job" dance!!! I don't have any rhythm though, so I hope it works. lol

    My husband just went through this. He was fired from his job after 8 years. He was the #2 salesman out of about 600, never missed his quota, won awards and is very well known throughout the company. They let him go without a thought!!! It turned out okay as he just got a better job offer managing a sales team, great salary and much room for growth. He starts next week. It was a blow to his ego though and he felt very betrayed as he put his all into his work for 8 years!!! One door closes, another one opens!!

    Keeping my finger's crossed that your husband still has his job at the end of the day. :)
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thank you TM and bran!

    One of his associates just emailed me to say her job was eliminated today but she wants to stay in touch.

    I called husband, he didn't even know about her yet! He saw a former manager of his escorted out this morning... ugh... I'm going to be a wreck today. At any rate, it looks like people are being allowed to go back to their desks for a bit before they have to leave for the day, so maybe he will get a phone call or email out if it happens.

    Just went to our state's unemployment website. It's pitiful what they pay out, but I suppose better than nothing.

    Good thing I have to help at the school today -- otherwise I'd just sit and spin. :crazy2:
  5. eekysign

    eekysign New Member

    Fingers crossed for you guys!

    My roomie is currently going through this, too----as she is about to take off for a company-paid trip to St. Maarten, for being one of their top salespeople. But it's gov't contracting, and if they don't get the contract, her dept is axed. TOO much stress.
  6. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Hugs, dear. I tell you what...this economy really stinks. H is constantly bagging on me to get a new job. A NEW JOB??? There are no new jobs right now. I'll stick with my $8/hr job for right now.

    I hope husband comes through ok. I'm sure you are all very worried.

  7. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Fingers crossed for your hubby- am constantly stressed out waiting for the shoe to drop on this end as well.

  8. jal

    jal Member

    Crossing anything and everything I have!
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911




    so if it feels like and earthquake -
    do not freak out......I'm sending some really heavy good JUJU

    Doing the keep ya job chicken liver dance in the pale moonlight.....
  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    GCV, I'm doing the nekkid chicken liver husband-keep-your-job dance as well
    (and it counts as extra good vibes because there are 3 of us on board)

    Saying prayers that everything works out well.

  11. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Sending good juju!
  12. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Sending good thoughts and doing the nekkid chicken liver dance, and crossing everything I can cross.

    (((hugs))) This is so stressful.
  13. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    I am doing the nekked chicken liver dance while typing with my two fingers even thou I don't really know it...I'm winging it (groan, no, I didn't just type that). I guess you know by now, hoping its good news.
  14. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thanks, everyone! The news hit our local paper this afternoon -- the official number for husband's office is 150. Supposedly they're going to have it all wrapped up by 3:30pm. A friend who works with him called to ask me to pick up her kids from school (they're in easy child and difficult child 2's classes) because she's in some meeting at 3:30 that supposed to explain what the fallout is. husband says he's not on the invite list... I hope that's not bad news... she's not in his department, but who knows...

  15. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    Oh gosh. I'll keep my fingers crossed!!! husband is in the same boat here.....week to week....every Friday more get let go. VERY stressful. Hang in there.....sending many prayers your way!
  16. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I am sending you Good, Good, Good Vibrations. Just like the song.
  17. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Any news????? Still thinking hopeful job thoughts for you and your family.........
  18. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  19. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thanks for sharing the GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!
  20. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    WONDERFUL NEWS! I'm glad he still has his job!!!!!