We always said we'd cross that bridge if and when we get to it.
The news came in the form of an e mail, from the employer to the employees. "Due to the general economic climate, the decline in consumer confidence and extremely tight credit markets, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily layoff much of our workforce."
The layoff starts Monday Dec 15, currently scheduled to end Monday Jan 12.
Mr. Ramblings is instructed to return on Jan 5th.... so that is a sign they will resume working.....
Mr. Ramblings is the main wage earner in the household, so this is a big deal.
Earlier in the year, there was a large wave of "temporary layoffs", that later turned permanent. Those workers were never called back in to work.
Yes, unemployment compensation can be had in the meantime, but there is this uneasy wondering if this temporary layoff will become permanent.
The good news is I am still employed and we are heading into our peak season in the new year.
How is Bush-o-nomics working for you?