Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Say it aint so!

Well what can I say? The economy has finally caught up with me. On friday I got laid off.....................YES LAID OFF. My boss called me into his office and asked me how I was doing, I said fine except for a little cold I have from the kids, I asked him how he was doing and he said "Not so great, I have to lay you off." HUH? What? I couldn't really hear anything he said after that. "I know your upset, I'm upset too (your upset?) Wait, wait, wait a minute................did you just lay me off? "Here is your package blah blah blah, check to see if everything is alright (Uhm................NO EVERYTHING IS NOT ALRIGHT, YOU JUST LAID ME OFF!)The economy is really bad, he says..(No kidding and now your just adding to it.) I dropped a couple of tears, asked a couple of questions(I have no idea what they were) and left his office. In a fog I called my assistant to come into my office (oh no, not MY office, the company's office) and explained things to her. She started to cry, next thing I know I'm walking out of the building, away from a job that I actually liked and was really good at(Marketing Director). The weekend was a blur,(I was trying not to think about it) because that's what they are when you have kids and Monday morning saw me back at my house trying to make sense of it all. How was I going to pay the rent, buy food, clothes, take care of my kids, myself for that matter? I prayed and the spirit came over me, this is not the end of the world, God has other plans for me and just like that job came when I needed it, the next opportunity will come so I must be ready to meet it. Prayfully it will be OUR COMPANY POOKA and I can write about how we moved into our new office space! ( I still want a window with a view!)


  1. I know you're hurting, but you did the right thing by praying about it. It was kind of weird to realize that you had a job outside of Pooka, I had other thoughts, well girl you just shut me down! lol!!! God heard your prayers and he will answer them. I'm feeling the recession also. Good luck to you and keep your head up.

  2. Sorry to hear about this! :( We'd be honored if you would share your story on our site too, It's a site where people can tell their layoff stories.

  3. Just remember, you've prayed, the spirit has spoken and now you've got to let God handle it. You do what you reasonably can, but don't try so hard to make it right that you miss the opportunity he sends your way. You're strong and you have strong support. You'll work through it!