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We're Fine

For any out there who know the connection, saw the news, and might be wondering, Bob was *not* among the 350 workers that Pratt & Whitney laid off yesterday.

This bullet we dodged.

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nazrynn
Dec. 4th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Saw it on WFSB this morning - and had flashbacks to the cuts that Sikorsky made for 3 years in a row around Christmastime, when rocksryan was on edge about his job.

Glad Bob did not get cut. *hugs*
kls_eloise
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he called me yesterday to let me know so that I wouldn't worry if I heard. Then last night we each called our parents to let them know. There's no good time to be laid off, but during the holidays is really crappy.
nazrynn
Dec. 4th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Having been in that position, I totally agree.

I had expected to have more time to prepare, and although I had a vague inkling and *wanted* to leave because the job was failing due to arcane and inefficient tasks, I did not believe even as it was happening that they would cut before the end of the year. Even if it made sense for tax purposes, and for the sake of not giving me the chance to qualify for healthcare, which would have happened the following week.

The job was held at Kofkoff Farms, which might explain itself right there...

Being able to give a "don't worry" call like that is still a huge relief, even though you still feel bad for the people who are on the short end of the stick. Greg got the "At least you don't work at AT&T" comment today, it would seem....
bytchearse
Dec. 4th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Very good news!

See you & the bambino at Yule?
kls_eloise
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. I'll be passing her around like a plate of hors d'ourves. Especially during Bob's shift on gate!
jdulac
Dec. 4th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
glad to hear it!
oocdc2
Dec. 4th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
That's great to hear--your husband has had enough employment-based drama to last a while.
kls_eloise
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Your mouth to God's ears...
gwendolynbasing
Dec. 4th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the good news! Yay for being employed!
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