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Release from employment that is.... MAY 2nd.... thats like TWO days away... the Company did us a huge favor and will cover us on insurance for the month of may... im still scrambling to make all our dental, vision and dr's appts. I know when cobra ins rates come its going to be a huge payment...<br><br>
DH was also offered a severance package which he is obviously taking, it entails 1 month of payroll for each year employed... so thats 8 months of payroll and is going to take it in a lump sum and sock it into savings.... Im glad he is taking the lump sum, part of me is thinking the company may try to screw us a couple mos down the road. He is still negotating his bonus.<br><br>
Dh has 2 phone calls from resumes he sent out... i know for a fact one job is only a fraction of what he was making :mad<br><br>
In other news, i had a playpen bite the dust today... but instead of opening up a new one that we have, i took that one back to the store and got one for $15 on craigslist... thats basically $75 in my pocket...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/wheelchair.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wheelchair"> i still have baby presents from last summer i havent opened or done anything with.... you can bet ill be doing more of the returning if at all possible... if not i will try to sell what we do not need on craigslist...<br><br>
This pregnancy is my last baby ...(for a long time at least) and we dont need 3 of all the infant items... not to mention all the kids are getting bigger and NEED MORE FOOD...<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Here's a hug for you. Sorry you received such bad news. Sounds as though you have some time, with the severance pay, for dh to find a different job. It also sounds like you are handling things really well. I hope your dh's job search goes well and you don't have to worry for too long.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> Another hug for you...we've been through something similar when I got laid off so I feel for you! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way!
 

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You can do it! I'm sorry you are having such a bad run. Sounds like your DH is on top of it and really pursuing getting the maximum $ from old job plus activley looking for something new.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> that is sucky news. i'm so glad that his company is willing to negotiate and actually pay a severance package and insurance. it sounds like your dh is on top of things and it would be okay if he took the lower paying job, at least for a little while to keep things afloat until a better one comes along. good luck on selling off what your new babe won't be needing!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> to you. This is hard. We went through this in 2002, and it was hard even without any children. For us, it was the impetus dh needed to go back to school. He got his MBA (it only took 3 semesters--hard semesters, but a short amount of time), and for us, it has been a blessing.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"><br><br>
It sounds like you have a solid plan and 8 months severance is really nice.
 

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You will get through this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
And while I know this advice is trite it may all work out for the best in the end. I was laid off from a job I loved (2/3 downsizing due to mismanagement of a non-profit's finances and all us NOT responsible for the mess lost our jobs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ) and then in 5 months I was at a new job for more money. This year, after my reclassification and raise at 12 months employment here, I am bringing home <b>net</b> every two weeks what I <b>grossed</b> every *month* when I started my last job 4 years ago.<br><br>
8 months severance is great and should keep yougoing, perhaps with a nest egg, until he gets a new, fabulous, job.
 

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one day to go.. DH sure was cranky this am...<br>
i got out for a bit, took back some shoes i didnt totally love got $40 and then went to the grocery for produce for the next couple days and a few other things...<br><br>
im starting to totally like this returning unused items <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Oh, Mama. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I don't blame your DH for being cranky. What crud he's been dealt. Of course, you've been hammered with this news as well, but I think many men have that "breadwinner" frame of mind.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I am so sorry. It sounds like you have a good handle on what needs done. Getting appt's made/done with asap, saving $ where you can and getting his resume out there now!<br><br>
If you absolutely need anything, just remember to check out CraigsList or FreeCycle first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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It makes you angry.... and only a couple of days notice.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2">:<br>
Keep your chin up, Im a strong beliver in that One door closes and another one will open<br>
in the mean time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">:<br>
Let us know what happens
 
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