There was a little earthquake this morning as I left for the jobette. Nothing major, just a little reminder that you never know what’s going to happen. The perfect capper for the week I had.

I have basically lost my job. You know, the one that pays the bills, keeps my hippie hovel over my head, and buys crunchies for the cats. It’s a long, sad story, but basically it’s an unlovely cocktail of racism, politics and intrigue which led to the demise of the contract with our biggest client.

We still have a couple of small ones, but that’s not enough to keep the doors open and the lights on.

People have said to me, “But you own part of the company!” and my response is “Twelve percent of nothing is still nothing.”

I learned this on Thursday, and on Friday, I discovered that due to eerily similar factors at the jobette, that job is in peril as well. You can’t make this up. Even if things were fine and dandy at the jobette, though, the pittance I make there would not be enough to keep me in my fabulous lifestyle.

When I got the news on Thursday, I went straight to my brother’s place, where I proceeded to cry all over him. He was wonderfully reassuring and reminded me that I have family and friends on my side. I got some hugs from Rob, too, and my sister when she woke up from her night shift later that day. If this had to happen to me, it’s the best place for it to happen.

So it’s time to look for a job, network as much as possible, and hope for the best.



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9 comments on “So…

  1. Mike Charbonneau

    Wow. I’m truly sorry to hear that. You know I can commiserate. Sending you some posivite vibes and hoping you land something soon.

  2. Alison

    Ugh! I’m so sorry to hear that. Fingers crossed that you find something soon.

  3. Suzy

    Thanks! It’s especially scary since I don’t qualify for unemployment insurance or have income from a significant other or any other kind of “cushion”.

  4. Jennifer Charbonneau

    So sorry to hear this. Positive thoughts coming your way. xo

  5. Guy

    The greatest gift one can give someone is your love, your attention and your concern, I give this to you Suzy and I’m sure things will work out, it always does for wonderful people.

  6. LisaB

    Oh no! That sucks. Glad you have family nearby. I’m going to hope this turns out to be one of those situations where one comes out the other side better off. Fingers crossed that happens quickly! Let us know if we can do anything to help!

  7. Suzy

    Thanks, everyone! You are the best!

  8. Joy

    Oh! Suzy – what bad luck…..You have more good vibes coming your way from here too……Thank goodness you have your family around you. Fingers and toes crossed that you will be swept up into a great job..


  9. Suzy

    It’s been pretty scary. I’m trying to stay positive, since it appears there are legal issues on both fronts which may be resolved in our favor. It’s hard living in limbo, though.

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