Like every factory across America, my husband's work is struggling. They sent home a paper today about "voluntary layoffs" and that they need to cut 6-8% of the work force. We NEED his insurance (If he loses it, maybe I could convince him to do UC lol!). He's definitely not taking the "voluntary" and he's pretty sure they won't lay him off (the severance package is the same whether voluntary or involuntary so who would quit now?), but he's not exactly Boss's pet for whatever reason, and he's only been there a few years, so I don't know. Maybe I worry too much.
He is currently in school for the wind energy program, which should open up job prospects immensely - but not til he graduates in a year-ish.
Now the first week of February, the factory is going to shut down without pay for a week. I'm due the 13th, so cross your fingers that I deliver during that week!