They dropped the bomb on us at the asylum this morning. All non-management employees are now cut back to a four day work week.


I'm trying to work my way past the "feckin' hell, what am I supposed to do now?" feelings and forward to the "I'm scrappy and I've made it through harder times than this, it'll be fine if I just focus."

For the moment, I'm sorta stuck on the feckin' hell part.

I know things are tough all over and I know from my visits around the blogosphere that I'm not alone. We'll get through this.. and we may as well smile as we go.

That's my plan anyway.

We'll talk more later.


Anonymous said...

Gotcha in my prayers!

tiff said...

Oh, fecking hell!

Guess it's time to do a little twisted mare shopping. Once I get that stimulus check...

Rachel said...

I'm sorry dahling :( I will not be the one to tell you to buck up, suck it up, make lemonade, or anything else of that sort.

You know you'll make it through...eventually. But it's okay to take a minute and allowed yourself to be scared shitless. It's good for the soul.

kenju said...

I'm sorry. Maybe you could find a part-time job on your day off? I don't know where we are all headed with this economy, but I sure hope things change after January! You-know-who will be gone then.

Dianne said...

I think you should take some time to feel all of it - the scared, the angry, have a pity party if need be - it's OK and it's better to allow yourself that than it is to have it sneak up on its own and through you.

I speak from experience.

I do believe in all those cliches about one door closes and another opens and I also believe in the power of gratitude - you've got 4 days - a lot of folks have none.

But first just care for yourself.

And if there is anything I could do - you've got my e-mails.

Hugs kiddo!

poopie said...

Dammit! It's all Dubya's fault, I tell ya.

Jeni said...

Yep, I agree wholeheartedly with Dianne's theory of how to go about handling this nose dive at the moment. Clear your mind so you can focus better and what you can and should do.
Damned good thing I like lemonade cause Lord knows, I've made and sucked down gobs of it over my working years.
If I can offer a shoulder whether it be to lean on, cry on, bitch at -whatever -feel free kiddo. There is a lot of truth behind the healing power of "Talk Therapy" -which incidentally was my major in college (ok, it was just 'counseling' but that's 'talk therapy') and I've been down that road from your side of the couch/desk too so I know from whence I speak about that as well.
Peace, and just hang tight, as that other door will open, maybe not right away, but it will be there ajar and all you have to do then is push yourself through it.

Travel said...

Oh my!
It is ok to be, in shock, angry, freightened, scared-shitless, or any other emotion you come up with. Give it a few days to sink in, then figure out how you will cope. You are too good to to be treated so badly, you deserve better. You will find a way to get even with them.

Take care of yourself,


BetteJo said...

I just hate business. Hate it hate it hate it. I want to be 10 years old again, barefoot and running around the yard.
No worries.
I KNOW you know what I mean.
That sucks Mahala. Truly.

Anonymous said...

Scary times, I know. Hang in there. You know things have been tough where I work too. We got "back in business" a few weeks ago, only to find out it might not be the miracle cure we were hoping for. The next few weeks will tell. In the meantime, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Miz said...

I feel for you, my business is down too. Try to pick up a copy of People magazine, there is something Fergalicious in there sure to bring a smile to your face.

Anonymous said...

This economy is going to hell in a handbasket. I hope people dont start jumping off the empire state building and stuff.

Our company is on a downward spiral and we were told if things don't change 1/2 of us would be gone my 2009. I was the last one hired. Oye to the vey.