Monday, February 2, 2009

Times are Tough

Well as everyone knows, times are getting tough now. Things really haven't been that bad for me until I a realization came crashing down on me on Friday. I work for a and as the company is still doing well and profiting, the only way to keep out profits up is to reduce expenditures. They started this a few weeks ago by laying off 40 people from the manufacturing floor. This is typical for this time of year, but normally not quite as many and with sales down a little it's expected. I mean if there isn't product to be made, then why pay the people to stand around and do nothing. Well Friday a big shock hit. A meeting was called because a worker in a different section of my department was laid off. And two other whom I've worked closely with on projects from other departments. This really hit home in 2 ways...

1) I am the low man on the pole in my department. There are only 4 engineers here and well the rest of them have been here 20+ years, me, a measly 5 in April

2) If they decided to lay me off before I go on maternity leave they don't have to give me my paid maternity leave. This scares the crap out of me because I don't know how we'd afford thing with our little girl and only B's income!

Please pray that this is the end of our cut-backs here and that I will continue to have a job long after our little girl is born!

In baby news, I went for my Glucose Tolerance Test today (GTT). I'm hoping and praying that I passed because the amount of sugar in that drink was enough to make me feel sick to my stomach and she said that if I have to come back for the 3 hour test it's the same amount of liquid with twice the sugar in it. Oh my I don't think I could handle that. Oh and the only flavor she had was orange. This was terrible because of all things I don't like, it's orange flavored things, not koo-laid, soda, Gatorade, any of it. And I only drink orange juice once in a while. So I closed my eyes and gulped as fast as I could! On a positive note, she was great at taking blood. I didn't even really feel a prick when she put the needle in and you can barely even see a mark an hour later!

And Being that you didn't get to see these Friday...


  1. Wow, that is very scary. I will keep you in my thoughts! It seems like no one is safe with all of the economic crap raining down...

  2. Good luck! I will pray that you don't lose your job. That would be horrible right now. Stupid economy! lol

  3. Thinking about you and hoping you and your job stay PUT!

  4. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. It is getting so scary out there. I think alot of people who never thought they would feel the pinch are starting too..

    Cute new belly pic!

  5. Maybe because you are lower on the pole you have more job safety? You are cheaper man hours, when it comes down to it. You are in my thoughts.

  6. YEAH! you look GREAT!

    I need to ask you a header question...but don't have your email? Can you email me kimbosue2AThotmailDOTcom?


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