I'm here. I've had a stressful couple of days. husband was downsized again (they called him on his 55th birthday with the news). He is the 4th person over 50 who was laid off in the last two weeks. To get his one month severance check, they are making him sign a document that he will not sue for any reason ~ including age discrimination. Nice, huh?
So we are back to where we were 8 months ago. Worse, even, since we have bought two new cars since he started back to work.
I think this will speed up selling our house. We have been talking about it for over a year since the girls are gone and we don't need a big old house anymore. I guess we will have to downsize our lifestyle to a teacher's salary. I hate coporate America.
Cheryl ~ I can see that you are working hard on the site. Thanks for all of your hard work.
I don't think that we have a choice. We have never fully recovered from the last layoff and there is no guarantee that we would win a lawsuit. They claim that the position is being "eliminated" although husband says that someone has to do the things that he has been doing.
The real story is that they can get someone younger at a lower salary but we can't prove it.
The company has a lot more legal resourses than we do. I don't see any choice but to sign it and move on.
Believe me, as I just told someone in a PM, I would love to sue those SOB's!!
Maybe he can consult an attorney anyway. They will usually do a free consultation. The attorney can plead "duress" about why he signed the form and would only take a fee if he won- usually a percentage of the award. Ok, maybe I love Boston Legal too much...
Here! I also LOVE the new look, pleasing to the eye, thanks Cheryl for all your hard work!
I had the same problem initially, having the scroll right & left to see all the text in messages. I went & dinked around with My Preferences....didn't see an actual option regarding the scrolling thing, but when I hit Submit and came back in, the scrollbar was gone and I can see all the text.
I'm hoping we get our cute little icons back.....The Warrior Mom, the Laughing out Loud, the Screaming, the Crying, and the Clapping....
Unless they're already here, I just can't find them??
I'm reminded of what a neighborhood is like after a blizzard. Once the snow stops, people come out quietly to survey the changes. I love to see our heads popping out to check out the new site. It just ain't the same when everyone's away!
Yes, it seems that the wide screen has been fixed.
Cheryl mentioned that she will be working on the smilies at some point. I'd hate to lose the ballerina, wine drinker, etc.