unemployed love birds
Charles was laid off but given a month's notice. So all through the month of August he continued to work while knowing they had decided he was "expendable." That may not be the way they would word it, but when one gets laid off, that's how it feels.
Yesterday was his last day of work. The worker bees, as I call them, the ones who do the work and know how valuable Hubby's help was, took him out for lunch. They gave him a Thank You card in which each person had written a small note. It was a wonderful tribute to his work and how much they had relied on his help. The card made me cry! I'm glad they showed their appreciation.
So Charles is now unemployed, except that they have agreed that he will go into his previous office on a consultant basis one day a week. So he does have a fraction of an income. We'll see what else he can round up.
I have some job news as well. I got a new job! I will be a video relay interpreter, the connecting voice between two parties who otherwise could not communicate via telephone. I am excited, but part of me is scared! This is a different arena from where I spent my career (education) so it is going to feel strange. I have a lot to learn. The new job starts in a couple of weeks.
I like that I will be working in the field in which I was trained and spent my career (interpreting) rather than the odd, random jobs I had found for myself last year (scoring standardized tests, for example). I plan to continue doing substitute interpreting in the schools as well, if they want and need me.
Having some decent jobs makes me feel good that I can contribute to the family finances. Charles will find more to fill his days, too, I am sure. I am confident in his abilities. For now we are both unemployed, but not worried. We'll make this work by hook or by crook.