Friday, July 17, 2009

Soon to be 46 year old...seeking employment

There ya have it! The official word was, "I'm so very sorry, but we've decided that it was in the best interest (whose????) to downsize certain postions and yours was chosen (Yay for me!!!)

I didn't want to give him the benefit of seeing me shed tears but a few leaked out before I was out the door. I am the type of person that either loves my job or hates my job. I loved my job and the people I worked with. We were a family. My boss was THE greatest boss I've ever worked for.

I've got quite a few skills...but it all depends on whether there's a demand for those skills (no, humming old commercials won't qualify as a job skill).

Thanks for everyone's good wishes, prayers, concern, encouragement. It meant more to me than you'll ever know. I will hold my head up because I have friends like you all!

If any of you are in the Southern California area and have word on any job leads...please let me know!

PS -- You can expect me to still blog because something has to give with the creativity surges.

24 comments:

Deidra said...

Oh I'm so sorry that's the way it turned out. Not what I was hoping for at all, and I'm sure that's an understatement for you. I'm sending up prayers for your peace and for a job that thrills you and brings you joy! Be blessed!

Lion-ess said...

Remember when one door closes, many more will open! I will keep you in my prayers! Stay strong!!

Tami said...

awww Simone,
I had so hoped when my cell rang today that it was good news. How I prayed, and prayed. I knwo this is a challenging time for you, and yoru Boo. Please know GOD has something else INCREDIBLE for you.. while right now it may not seem so.. he does!
I'll call you tonight after the store, and Caleb time. HuGZ Girlie!

Ina in Alaska said...

The Lion-ess said exactly what I was going to say, when one door closes another one opens....

So so sorry!! But now you can make NEW elevator friends. I am sending THE MOST POSITIVE THOUGHTS EVER!! your way!! Keep us posted!! You are not alone, you have friends.

xoxoxo

blueviolet said...

This is awful. I'm so terribly sorry to hear this. I hope it will lead to something that will ultimately be even better and more satisfying.

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

oh no :( i hate that... i hope you are blessed with another family like atmosphere!

Nana said...

Aww, I'm really sorry to hear that! You'll find something very soon, I am sure. Hang in there!

Jeanette said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm glad you are going to keep up your blog though.

Lin said...

Crap, Simone. I'm sorry, pally--that's bad news.

There is no rhyme or reason it seems these days--it's just cleaning house and salaries left and right. It has been happening all around here too--but I will tell you that everyone I know out of work has found some recently, so hopefully it will be that way for you too.

Keep your chin up and start looking. Wish I was there to give you a big 'ol hug. I'm here for you when you need some support, my friend.

In the meantime--keep writing--it will help with the emotions of it all.

Buckeroomama said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your news. I'm with the Lion-ess on this. Stay positive, Simone.

You are in my prayers.

parentingBYdummies said...

Oh no! Such bad news :( Hope you find something soon. Wish I could help. Just popped over to say thanks for visiting my little blog par-tay yesterday. But, now I'm all bummed and don't wanna talk about it

Joanna Jenkins said...

Big sigh! I am so very sorry. It makes me mad that the company dragged this out for so long and for all the stress it put on you-- then this. @#$%^&!
Like everyone said, chin up and all, but dang! When you want to yell and rant about it, call me- I'll kick and scream with you :-)
And if you are in Los Angeles interviewing (or bridal shopping?), let me know, I'll meet you for lunch and give you a pep talk!
Hang in there. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Rest assured that the universe unfolds in divine order--the loss of this job is only making way for something bigger and better and more suited to your natural talents. I'm sure of it!

Time between jobs is a gift, too--be sure to enjoy it, because you'll be wishing you had it when you're back working again.

Best of luck to you!

Veronica Lee said...

I'm very sure another door will open soon. Keep your chin up, Simone!!

Maybe you could try participating in paid surveys. They can't replace your daytime job but you can earn some pocket money from them.

Visit my other site - http://surveyscroll.blogspot.com if you're interested.

anne h said...

As funny and gregarious as you are, you have everything you need to go places in your life!

Tami said...

It's MEEEEEEEE AGAIN!
Sorry for my typing skills I did all that on my cell phone!
This is the first I've been home. It's 12:30am YIKES!
I'm prayin for you girl!

HuGZ

Justine said...

Aw Simone, I am so so sorry! I was really hoping and praying this wouldn't happen. Hopefully it's just a sign that even better things are waiting out there for you!

Justine :o )

Mandy said...

I'm thinking of you and sending you best wishes. I give you permission to have an entire pint of ice cream of your choice and a cocktail of your choice and feel absolutely no guilt over it! Hugs and hang in there. I hope the next path leads to bigger, better and happier moments for you!

Heather said...

I'm sorry to hear that the news wasn't good. I hope you will find something even better than the job you had, a place where you will make new friends that will feel like family too.

Rona's Home Page said...

You keep strong during this time. Many times it's a great opportunity to try something new.

lagirl said...

I cringed when I saw the title to this post. I know it wasn't totally unexpected but it's still a big kick in the gut. I'm very sorry. Sometimes change really sucks. Here's a HUG and a prayer...that's all I got, Friend.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Thank you all for your support. I really mean that. I really feel like somehow, this is the beginning of being able to follow my passions. I'm not sure how but I think the right job will fall right into place. In the meantime, I'm hoping to land some writing assignments among other things. I'll keep you all posted. But a million thanks to you all!!!!

The Peach Tart said...

So sorry this happened because you obviously enjoyed your job. However, when one door closes it leaves the space for something new and better. Hang in there and have faith.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Just catching up on blogs. I am so sorry you have to deal with this but will be praying my ass off that something better comes your way.

Hallie

 

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