by Divine Domesticity on March 10th, 2009
This week has been rough so far, and it doesn't look like it will get much better. Living on one income is very hard, especially when the income is very low. We've been struggling with managing our finances the past year, I won't lie.
Yesterday we got the news that my husbands employer is laying off employees in three areas of the company, my husbands division being one of them. He spent the day watching his friends being escorted out of the building. Immediately upon arriving for his shift, he watched a friend who had been with the company ten years leave. Shortly after, another friend who trained him when he was hired was gone. A lot of people leaving, all day long, and it looks like it will continue this way for several days until they have finished.
We made it through day one. It was rough on both of us...we're hoping for the best but bracing for the worst this week.
Edited to add: It looks like we made it through this round of layoffs. I guess I should be excited but I still have a sick feeling in my stomach from the whole situation. Bleh.