Friday, December 9, 2011

Changes, Changes, Changes

So if we're friends on FB or Twitter, you know I got the news Monday that I'm going to be laid off in February. The account I handle claims on has decided that they are going to handle their own claims in house.

Now, they will have some positions up there, but frankly from wh at I've heard, I would not want to work for them directly. Reduction in pay, reduction in vacay time, totally different and very rigid culture. Uh, no. Sigh.

This economy makes it so hard because the choices are limited. It's almost like you are just caught between a rock and a hard place. You have to fight like mad to find something halfway decent, or just take what you get and be miserable.

I'm weighing options right now, including a move back to New York, since LDR hasn't been able to get his transfer down here. Honestly, if it wasn't for JUST getting the rental house, my immediate answer would be load up the truck and get on back to NY so I can get on with the rest of my life. I don't know what kind of life I'd have in Syracuse, and I certainly never envisioned returning...but at least I'd be with the one I love.

Then there is always the option of Virginia, because that's where my sisters are. They have room for me and I know they'd help me until I find another position and get my own place. That's a little closer to NY than I am right now, but without all the ridiculous snow.

People keep asking, "what are you going to do?" Um, I just found out on MONDAY - I have not made any decisions as of yet! LOL! I'm just letting the news sink in. It's funny because many people I'm close to are going through changes and it seems like we're all searching for the stability we once had.


Adrienne said...

Prayers headed your way :)

MzInspiredMind81 said...

The past few years have definitely been an experience for us all. I already know that things are going to work out just fine. *hugs*

Beautifully Complex said...

Wishing you the best. Transitions are not easy but can sometimes bring about the best things. Sending prayers for your discernment.

Marilie said...

Thanks, ladies! I know it will work out for the best - whatever is supposed to happen will happen, as long as I don't get in my own way. :)

Monique said...

"...and it seems like we're all searching for the stability we once had."

YeS! I'm sure it will all work for you. I know it will.

Single Ma said...

I must have missed those tweets. I'm so sorry to read about the layoff. It's not so good news, but the advance notice is a blessing. Change creates opportunities that we would have been afraid to pursue otherwise. The house is a RENTAL so don't let that stop you from following your heart. I wish you nothing but the best.

affectionforfitness said...

Hi! I feel really bad for you and your situation.

But I do know from experience that unknown situations often lead to better things. It's happened to me so many times.<<And it's good to remember that even if it feels like you're stepping off the edge of the world (good thing the Earth is actually round, though it doesn't look or feel that way.)

:-) Marion

Marilie said...

@Marion - thanks so much for your encouraging words and support. :) This is my third go at being laid off due to restructuring, and I find that I'm not as nervous tthis time. Go figure.

@singlema - thanks! I don't think I post a ton of tweets, that might be why you didn't see it. I'm definitely looking at solutions for the rental. I loathe packing and movie so this will be interesting. LOL :)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that! Think of it as the opportunity to REALLY do what you want...whether its being with LDR, making a career change, or moving to Atlanta! This is the time. Good luck and I will be thinking of you!