…… I was laid off, again.
2 layoffs in 2 years.
Last post, I told you about the job with my Aunt. Though I was unhappy there I didn’t expect this to happen. Granted it wasn’t her or my faults it all depends on the customers. In that industry, if the customer doesn’t give us any work then we don’t have anything to do period. This is a small, family owned company; 2 stores in the whole U.S. For the past three weeks I worked a total of 7 days; not full 8 hour days by the way. Things were supposed to get better this week, it’s considered the new Fiscal year (Oct. 1), however things didn’t. Customers haven’t sent in anything to work on. One of the big projects we were working on in the Spring and early Summer was postponed indefinitely. So, no, it could be another six months before it starts up again. It was a major account for us they kept us working, even overtime.
My Aunt didn’t want to let me go but she had no choice. She was very sad and upset and I know her hands were tied. It came down to seniority and not performance. I was the second to last person hired, 1 year ago last month, so I had to be one of the ones let go. I get no severance package at all; I walk away with nothing. Everyone that she kept will only work 2 days a week; 16 hours a week. Can you even call that part-time? So, now I have to do this process all over again. On top of that, study for my teaching test. Too much on my plate at one time. It hasn’t really hit me yet but, I can already foresee the panic when the water and lights are due.
Time to update the resume again.