The Economy Strikes Again

Monday morning and another week of the same old same old, at least that’s what I thought when I woke up this morning. I get to work and everything seems to be the same, until midmorning that is. I get called in to my manager’s office only to be told that they are cutting my hours and I will no longer be working 5:30AM – 2:00PM, but from 5:30am – 11:30am.

A flood of feelings came over me all at once. I really do not like working and would much rather stay at home with Little pumpkin and work on My Letjoy Business but because of the way my world runs I have to work to help hubby provide everything our family needs. So a part of me was really excited and another part felt like someone punched me in the stomach. I caught a little relief when they said that it was only temporary and when business picks up that I would go back to my normal hours. So today when I got home at Noon hubby was eager to hear why I was home early only to follow-up with a point that hadn’t crossed my mind until he said it…”Isn’t it the busy season for your work right now?”  It’s scary to think that this could be the beginning of the end… what if business doesn’t pick up (The slow season is usually in the summer) will they let me go? What will we do.

On my drive home I was already thinking of ways to cut spending. One of which is to start making everything (as much as possible, More realistic) from scratch.  I have a friend and fellow blogger who does this for her family so she is going to help me get started on that adventure.

Well I really don’t know how to end this but wish me luck. :) Happy Living

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gabi
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 22:40:16

    Sometimes the best things come from unexpected moments (you can quote me on that one). I was unemployed for two months before I landed an amazing job doing just what I wanted! If Letjoy isn’t at a point of sustainability quite yet, look for another job. you’ve been there too long anyways. I am sure that you would be able to find a similar position in a better atmosphere for more pay, no problem! Start looking around, you might be surprised at where you end up. Start updating your resume and if you want, I will look it over.


  2. Teresa
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 10:51:13

    I am sorry to hear this… so many emotions come into play with news like that. But maybe you can make this work for you. More time off def. means more time to spend with your family and do the things you love. I hope it all works out for you!

    And do share the details of how you are cutting costs! I always love to hear how people make it work.


  3. motherofwonder
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:02:34

    Maybe this is the push you need to really give LetJoy a kick in the behind, and really get it going. And I know some children who are always happy to play with LP any afternoon you need some kid-free time to sew ;) And we’ll set up the cooking weekend whenever you’d like! It’ll be fun!


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