Thursday, January 22, 2009


I apologize for not posting an update soon. Thank you all so much for the support. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

So, here is the story. Joey went to work in the morning and was told he was being laid off. He gets three weeks of severance pay, and that's about it. Thank God he's on my benefits, or we would be screwed. As the day went on, we started hearing reports about his company's layoffs. Overall, 1,400 store employees (including his management position) were eliminated, and two call centers were closed. His company only has a little over 400 stores nationwide, so if you do the math, it's not pretty.

He spent the rest of the day job searching, and came up with some good leads. He had his first interview at one company today for a full-time position, and he also has an interview for a part-time position with another company on Saturday. He went out again today and passed out some more resumes.

I really don't know what else to say right now, except that I hope this isn't a long process. It's not the money I'm worried about so much as the toll I know this will take on both of us mentally and emotionally.

Again, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I'll keep you posted.


Ophelia said...

{{{HUGS}}} I hope he finds something quickly!

K said...

That's a good sign that he has some prospects already! I'm sure he'll find something soon. And, thats good that you don't have to be overly stressed about the loss of income.... that would be stressful times a million if you did!

To A T said...

I think it's a good sign that he already has a couple of interview! That's great :)

Hope he is able to find something soon!

Carbon said...

(HUGS) and HOPES! Please let us know how the interviews go! Is there such a thing as money dust? If so, I'm sending it your way!