Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pink Slip

So, when I said that I put in my notice at work, I was exaggerating a bit. My boss was on vacation, so I didn't officially give written notice. On Monday morning, with my boss back we had a "quick" meeting at 9am, which I thought was going to be about a few of our upcoming projects. Instead, I got laid off. I didn't realize how much of a difference there would be between choosing to leave on your own terms in your own time and being told you are done. They handled the whole situation really poorly too.

On the plus side, since I am not quitting, I get unemployment. The down side of that is that unemployment benefits suck and will not cover my monthly expenses even after I have cancelled my gym membership, my farm share, my Internet connection and my Netflix account. I'll still be short $96/month and that is assuming I never spend money on any form of entertainment. Thank God I don't have a kid to support.

I wasn't planning on starting off my week by becoming a statistic.

4 comments:

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

OH NOOOOOOOO!

I'm so sorry to hear this, Donk. How are you holding up?

: (

radioactive girl said...

I'm so sorry! Is there anything I can do? If you want to talk/email and complain, you know where to find me. I am really so sorry. There is a huge difference between deciding something and being forced into something and it sucks that this happened to you.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I LOVE that people call you DONK!

Michael5000 said...

Oh cripes, that sucks.