Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm Back!!!!!

It has been a very frustrating week around here! As most of you know we were told that the grocery store I work in is closing Jan. 31st. Since we have a union, we are able to bump employees in other local stores to keep our jobs. We were finally supposed to be told on Wed. where we were to be placed. When I got to work there were signs all over stating that we would close the 24th instead, this Sat., tomorrow! The union and company reps had placed 4 employees that day and then left! Only 58 to go! I am going to work tonight and still don't know where or if I will work on Sun, the first day of our week. Needless to say I'm very stressed and upset with the way we are being treated. I need to work for this company because they provide all my health insurance.
I never realized how much reading blogs and keeping in touch with you all helped me relax. I can't believe how a few years ago I insisted I wasn't interested in having a computer. Then my son moved home and brought his with him. Next Laurie introduced me to e-mail and as they say, the rest is history. I have missed you all and will never take you for granted again! The good thing was that I had my sweet Jerzie to make me laugh!

I'll bet she made you laugh too! When asked what she was doing she said "just playing!"
It will take me all weekend to check up on all of you but I'll visit as soon as possible!


Heather said...

i hope you get good news when you go to work next and they tell you which location you are going to right away!

Suzanne said...

So glad you are back. I hope everything works out and they can relocate your working situation so that you are still close to home. I can understand your frustration and stress. I'll keep good thoughts for you. Jerzie is a delight. She keeps us all smiling!

Suzy said...

I know exactly how you feel.The week before Christmas,I lost my job of 8 years,due to downsizing. Now at 60(can't retire for 5 more years because I carry the health insurance)I have to start over somewhere else. It is fustrating.
I'll keep you in my prayers.

Darla said...

Hooray!!! Missed you and Jerzie!! My son and I just got a good laught from these photos!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh goodness, I pray by the time you read this you will know where you have landed!

This economy is awful, awful, awful!

I am glad you had Jerzie to make you smile. What devilment she got herself into :-)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wow, that's rough! Things are so tight for so many people. I hope that you know where you'll be going soon (that in itself is stressful & frustrating- the not knowing).


Cedar ... said...

Hang in there Jean,... so many of us are in the same position. I'm good until June but don't know after that if I'll have a job again in Sept. It's a scary time for women our age. Hugs!