Friday, February 11, 2011

Unemployment Drama

Well I have been back at WW for 5 weeks now and I have lost a total of 11.4 pounds - this is just a bit more than 2 pounds a week, which is excellent progress.

My husband had another job interview last week and I am just crossing every finger and toe that he gets this job. He should hear about it one way or another early next week.

He lost his job at the beginning of November. Well actually he quit because he thought he had a new opportunity lined up, and then it fell through while we were on our honeymoon. He tried to talk to his former company about working longer or keeping his job, but his boss had already processed the record of employment and she was upset about the small amount of notice.

It all started when he took off a morning for "an appointment at the bank" that was really the first step in interviewing for a new job. Since we were leaving on our honeymoon in just a few days, he stayed longer and had a one on one interview. So he was late getting to work.

Then he was feeling guilty. If he got the new job it would start the week after we got back from our honeymoon. So being a really nice guy, the Friday before we left on our cruise, he went in to talk to his boss and ended up giving his 2 weeks notice.

Except he was going on vacation, so it really ended up being 4 days notice (we had booked the Monday off of work after traveling all day Sunday). So whether he had talked to his boss before the honeymoon or not, it was the same amount of notice. Urgh !

Then he got an email while we were on the trip that he did not get the new job. Crap. On top of all of this, his old job would not pay him for the vacation as he left 4 days after getting back. Double Crap.

Looking back there are so many other ways I wish my husband would have handled this, but you cannot go back in time.

So for three months he has been looking for work. He has gone on about 5 interviews, but no results yet.

At this point, I don't care if it it temp work or part time - he just needs a job.

Sigh. Life is just so complicated sometimes - all because my husband was just trying to be considerate and a nice guy.

1 comment:

  1. First off, congrats on the weight loss! Oh, how I envy you in that department....

    With regards to your husband's employment difficulties, I know how stressful that can be, and I sympathize with you both. I know this sounds lame at a time like this, but I truly believe everything happens for a reason and that things are meant to be as they are (for now).

    Good karma has to come your way because of the way this was handled, and things will work out for the best in the end.

    For right now, though, I know this totally sucks for you both. But rest assured that something will come along.... and even if it is "just" temp or part-time work, as you suggested, that will inevitably lead to something more promising for you both.

    Hang in there!!