Well tomorrow is my last day of work. I am being laid off. It is not a total surprise, but when it happens to you, it takes a while to really sink in. I am a contract worker for GM, we knew cuts were coming, but not this deep. I am laid off starting May4th through the end of the month. We are supposed to return June 1st. That is IF our plant doesn't close and GM's June 1st deadline doesn't bring even more shocking news.
I cleaned out my office today. Weird loading all my stuff into a box. Tomorrow we had planned a lunch for someone's birthday and someone who is leaving the company and moving out of state. In reality it will be the last time we are all together for one last good time. I have a great shift, and am proud to say I have some of the best officers here. I'll miss them I'm sure.
I am entering a great big black hole of uncertainty. Will we really come back on June 1st? I am extremely doubtful. Its not the being off for 4 weeks that worries me, its not knowing if we have a job after that.
There is a plus to this. I'll have a few weeks off before I deliver, and be able to collect unemployment, which is way more than if my doctor took me off of work and I had to get short term disability.
What on earth will I do with my time? Go visit grandma, I'm sure. She loves to have lunch and play cards all day, and she's not far away. I'm sure I'll have plenty of "nesting time" getting the house cleaned and organized before the baby comes. And maybe I'll even cook DH a meal. I'm such a bad wife, I haven't had the energy too make him anything in over 6 months. We just fend for ourselves. Not like I eat much anyways.
I think I'll need to make myself a schedule of some sort. Otherwise I'll turn into a couch potato and start watching mindless daytime soaps and staying on the computer all day.
*For those of you readers who don't know, I live in Michigan. There are literally NO jobs out there. Hundreds of qualified people apply for single openings, basically all I can do is wait and see what happens. Please God, see us through this time of uncertainty.