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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hello Neglected Blog and Neglected Spark Life,

How are you? Who are you? You are perhaps a distant memory but I have been trying to stick with the program as much as possible. Exercise helps and so does making great food choices.

I might get fired. Maybe in March; maybe in April; maybe even in May or June. I will most certainly know by June.

It will not be me alone; it will be an entire group of people. Let's say we are earning 15K a year; they have a plan to bring in a lot of new people who will earn 7.5 K and be assigned to do more work.

So, having announced this plan, you'd think that they would tell me and the others in my position what our fate will be. But nada.

I've got family troubles; work troubles; and am very over-worked. I have not participated on my Spark teams.

I think I will need to quit some of the teams so that I can focus and focus well on the limited number of things I can do.

And another job? It's not going to happen! I put in 27 years at my job and you need to put in 30 to get some form of pension.

Being healthy and losing weight is the only positive thing I can do. And I will continue to do it!
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    I am so sorry to read this...a bit late...catching up on my neglected spark life since sleep is not coming around tonight. It's happening to so many people and I often wonder how this kind of exploitation can be justified...it isn't, in my opinion, and our society is paying a heavy price for it.
    3372 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Ditto what SCREWIE said...
    3389 days ago
    Terrible news about the job... I hope it's one of those cases when, in a few months time, you can look back and think: best thing that ever happened!
    3390 days ago
    I'm so sorry to read that you have all of these stressors. I'll keep good thoughts. Concentrate on what you can control, and don't lose hope. XOXO Deb
    3391 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your job situation. I am so fed up with working, I am going to retire. Fortunately, I have 32 years in and will get a pension. If they treated me well, I might stay, but they don't, and it sounds like they don't treat you well, either.
    You are right to keep eating healthy. Try to stay active and pray for the best.
    3391 days ago
    Just quit mine tonight after 16 years, having been told they were going to lay me off and give me severance, and then having them back out of the promise. SO done.
    *huge hugs*
    3392 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your job! It's terrible that they have put you and your co-workers under that kind of anxiety for months! That just stinks!

    You are so right though about being healthy! I keep reminding myself that I can't control other people so there is no point in me getting stressed out when their decisions impact me. All I can do is my best and just roll with the punches. But I do have more control over my health and the choices I make!

    Sending positive vibes your way!
    3392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/29/2012 1:47:57 AM
  • BARBIE176
    Hang in there my friend. Trust me I can definitely relate as I was informed last Friday that as of March 1st I would have my hours cut to 4 days a week and then 3 days a week and maybe even further. Originally it was August 10th. So, as of March 1st I will be paid hourly and lose all of my benefits. Just goes to show what being a dedicated worker gets you. I have been with this guy for 32 years. I pray that your situation looks up and/or you can figure out what you will do. I wish the best of luck my friend! emoticon emoticon
    3392 days ago
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