Then There Were Three...

Louise and Bubbles were laid off this week. That leaves Me, Lulu, Thelma and the GM's secretary to do all the office grunge work.

I'm actually sort of relieved.. I knew it was coming but I wasn't 100% sure it was going to be Bubbles and not me. She sobbed and asked everyone to pray for her as she left. I told her I was sorry.. and I meant it.

But now... I'm back to full time hours. A full, 40 hour work week is going to feel like double time after working short hours for so long.. and my next paycheck will be my first full pay since my raise went through back in the fall. It's going to feel like Christmas.

I know ya'll are worried about what the heck I'll write about now that Bubbles is gone... but stay tuned. The four of us will have to lean on each other alot to get things done, but I can tell you this for sure.. Lulu and Thelma? Like throwing a pitbull in the room with a rabid wolverine. Things are going to get interesting.

I feel a little guilty that I'm relieved. I know Bubbles is going to have a hard time, I heard her over there making vacation reservations the other day, but maybe this is just something that she's meant to go through.

I dunno. I'm just thankful... overjoyed even.. that today, right now, I still have a job and while I'm sure those who lost theirs feel pretty down, I've got hope for the first time in a while that I'm going to be okay.

Is that warped or what?

Anywho... Ya'll stay tuned. I'll keep you posted.

Later Taters!

14 comments:

ON a limb with Claudia said...

Scary times. I'm glad you still have a job and hope the best for your old co-workers.

tndaisy1960 said...

You are a very lucky girl indeed :) So glad things worked out in your favor cuz...shipping CARE packages across the country costs a FORTUNE! lol

Mahala said...

I passed Bubbles and the Bubbahubby heading out of town in his ginormous truck when I went to lunch. I wondered if he was taking her straight to the unemployment office.

Meritt said...

Did you hear me gasp!!!!???

I just didn't think any of you would truly be laid off!

:(

A Spot of T said...

Phew! Kinda like dodging a bullet I'm sure. I'm really happy and relieved for you!!

kenju said...

I'm sure glad it wasn't you, Mahala. You can feel relieved - lucky even - and still feel sorry for her. Maybe she'll find another job.

Anonymous said...

This day in time...it's survival of the fittest...isn't that what THEY say?

Robbie

Significant Snail said...

Jeez!! I'm so glad for you, but sorry for Bubbles and Louise. They would be crazy to let you go, especially with all the Canadian interest you've built.

Don't feel bad. Everywhere it's the same, and we all feel lucky (and breathe a sigh of relief) when it's not us getting our pay cut, or worse our job cut.

As for Lulu and Thelma...can't wait to hear about round one!

BetteJo said...

A job is so freaking important, I know I was near hysteria when there was a chance I might lose mine a while back - especially since it would have been all my fault.
But - if it were me - I would rationalize by thinking - Bubbles has a hubby to pay the other half of the bills. You don't. Me neither. So being the single breadwinner in whatever situation you are in - gives you some sort of dispensation from guilt when someone else gets laid off and not you.
My rule.

poopie said...

bubbles? not to worry....bubbahubby has her back ^j^

newduck said...

I'm really glad to hear this. I was worried about you, but I know you'd get by no matter what.

Travel said...

wheww! stressful week. They tell us better times are just around the corner.

take care,

DG

Anonymous said...

Yesterday at work, they cut two co-workers salaries and let 3 claims people go. I'm taking the bonus I got and paying off all my debt and keeping my fingers crossed for the day they decide to hone in on me. Hang in there dolphie! There's a reason they kept you.

tiff said...

I never thought I'd say this, but "Yay for working 40 hours a week!"

Good for you - here's hoping it's a permanent affliction.