Well I am in a place not terribly unfamiliar, I am facing either a relocation that will be devastating in many ways or a layoff which will be hardly better.
In a recent post (as if there are many to choose from) I mentioned my position will be relocated as of September 1, 2011, but there's no guarantee I will be invited to join it. So now I am inside the 51 week countdown.
Again, I know there are lot of people worse off. Two co-workers got axed on a Friday afternoon, no warning. So whining is the last thing I intend to do. Either way, I lose: if they offer me the position in Maryland, I lose because it will be 18-24 months before I am in the position to relocate the family (and that's assuming a rosy housing market, and thanks to President Obama and Congress, that's hardly likely).
I don't want a hand out, I don't want unemployment. I want the economy that fell into recession to work it's way out like it has traditionally done. I want the failed programs and foolish spending programs ended before they prolong the recession further (and likely make it worse). I fear more than ever I may lose my health care and be forced into the Medicare program - the same one my kid's physician's have said they no longer accept. If I don't find work, and have to use the horribly planned federal program, what do I do then??
I know America is better than it is this year. I know things will get better, but I fear not before they get worse. This election is important to hold things from getting worse, but even if it acts as a referendum on the horribly Liberal programs (as I predicted more than 2 years ago), the damage Mr. Obama and Congress have caused won't be brushed aside very quickly.
In the meantime, I have to finish my certification test, get myself marketed in Social Media (a tough sell for someone who is so anonymous in general), and have a take-no-prisoners approach to finding work. Should the very worse happen, let me go on record now: I pledge I will not be side-lined long. If I am laid-off, it won't be more than a month before I find something - maybe not in my chosen field, but I will not sit and sulk... I stock shelves, pump gas, or even pump septic tanks... nothing will be beneath me.
I may have to deal with this oppressive government, but I won't let it ruin my spirit!
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