Saturday, December 03, 2011
We Find Ourselves In Familiar Territory..
Yep, we got laid off again this week. We saw it coming for a little while now, but it's never fun getting fired. After 25 months of consistent employment (our longest stretch since 1997-2005), we were cut loose. It's not really any fault of our own.. We made it through 4 managers during our last run, but Number Five decided to bring in his own people (3 of them), and someone had to go...
Numberswise, it was destined to be me. I closed the department, so I came in one hour behind everyone else, which cost me about 20% of the customers. To make up for the lack of work, I would work on the walkins, which are mostly bulbs, tires and other short work that lowers the averages that bosses make their decisions on... Now, someone else's numbers will drop.
From here, we're not sure where we will go. Maybe we'll stay in the car biz, but we sure enjoyed the last job we had out of it.. 60-65 hours a week takes it's toll on a person. We likely will stay on Long Island initially to try and find work, but if it doesn't go well, we will probably end up back in Florence. No sense paying for two places with no money. Of course, the job market in Florence sucks with a capital S... It's all up in the air right now.
For all the people I know in politics, and it being that time of year, you'd think I'd find a gig with the SC Primary coming, but we doubt it. I'll land on my feet somewhere - I always do, right? When I know where it is, you'll be the first to know...