January 24, 2011

The saying, "all good things must come to an end" is absolutely, unfortunately, true. 

For the last six years, I have had it good.  When I started working for my dad, it was a little bit of a rocky transition, but it was a really good career move.  I have a nice office, a nice salary, I make my own hours, and for the last eight months, I have been able to bring my girls with me to work. 

It's not perfect, given the fact that 'the moms' have to come to the office to watch the girls while I work and they are HARD to deal with.  It's not perfect in the fact that I, in my opinion, am not making what I am worth.  

There are pros and cons to every situation, in this situation, the pros (namely bringing my girls to work) by far outweighed the cons. 

Alas, it is over.  We have no choice, as a company, but to liquidate everything and close down.  There are so many levels of sadness here:
  • My dad-  He is 55 years old and been doing this for the last 32 years.  Now, he is unemployed.  He feels like he let us all down.  (of course, I couldn't be more proud of him and the time he has spent building this company, but he doesn't see it that way.  Truth be told, his health won't allow him to continue anyway.)
  • Me and the girls- I have to find another job and I am sure my next employer wouldn't want me to bring my girls ;)  Mickie is already pissed at me (and I am not exaggerating) that I am not with her all the time because in this transition, I am having to leave them at my mom's or MIL's house.  It blows. (this is a post in and of it's own).
  • My brother-in-law- He also works here and is unemployed now. 
  • The dozens of other families that are affected by this- we employ about 20 people, but the actual number of families that are affected by our closure is twice that, at least.
I actually interviewed for a great job and I don't think I got it because my heart wasn't into it.. Damn it. 

... (blowing raspberries)


Kahla said...

I'm so sorry, this economy sucks. My husband pay has been cut by over 25% in the last two years. Surely things will get better soon. Good luck in the job hunt, I'll send lots of prayers.

strongblonde said...

good grief. this sucks. :( so sorry to hear it.

lots of positive vibes your way for you and your family!