Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In the Pit

Remember my perfect job? The one that I was so good at? Well, my attempt at a career was short-lived.

Two weeks after starting, the company has closed its doors and I am officially laid off. I never even got paid for the two weeks that I worked or my expenses.

I am not too embarassed to admit that I cried this morning when I got the call. I feel worse for my co-worker because he is the sole support for his family AND he has a multitude of health issues.

It just sucks. I loved what I was doing. And, I was good at it. And, I had the contacts. Of course, my "glass if half full" hubby is saying, "there are lots of opportunities out there and you will find something else."

This job had really boosted my self-esteem. I lost 5 lbs. My hair looked better being employed. Really, it did. Now, I feel like I am in the pit of despair. Depressed. My fair locks are getting limper as I type.


  • Wow, 2 weeks. That sucks! I'm sorry, but hopefully something bigger and better will come along!

    By Blogger Trish, at 11/14/2006 6:47 PM  

  • That totally sucks so you just go right on ahead and feel sorry for yourself. You have every right to feel in the pits of despair and to shed a tear or two ............but only for a couple 'o days, then pull yourself up by the boot straps and remember your own words from an earlier post...."I am well aware that I am living the best days of my life right now"...and you said this in reference to your smelly boys and cup half full husband. Your job is just a job and eventually, the right one will come along. Until then.............appreciate the extra time you will have to get the new house in order and too enjoy your "best days"!!! Keep your chin up girlfriend.....your locks will be lovely again in no time!!!

    By Anonymous Carol, at 11/14/2006 7:24 PM  

  • Aw man, I'm really sorry. It did sound like a very good job for you, and you were taking to it so well. Perhaps the principals of the company can give you a new direction?

    By Blogger Mignon, at 11/14/2006 9:00 PM  

  • Hey, don't despair! Think of Heather Locklear! You gotta keep the glam, babe!

    It'll be fine. Things work out the way they're supposed to. Something better is just around the corner...

    By Blogger teahouse, at 11/15/2006 12:24 AM  

  • There are other taking-bigwigs-to-lunch jobs out there.
    The attractive neighbor on my left, right if you're looking at my house, makes big bucks taking county commissioners and such to lunch.
    Lunch is your destiny.

    To quote a wise fortune cookie I found in a Chinese restaurant, "Follow your bliss."
    Had that been in a Japanese restaurant I would have thought it was a Jewish reference.

    By Anonymous tank, at 11/15/2006 8:45 AM  

  • Oh no! Sorry about that Debbie! That just sucks.
    Really sorry about the limp hair too.

    By Blogger Renee, at 11/15/2006 10:21 AM  

  • I know excactly how you feel, Debbie. I'm poised on the brink of possibly having a job and I sense in myself a good hair day coming on. I feel differently about myself. I'm sending you a big hug right now.

    By Anonymous wordgirl, at 11/15/2006 11:50 AM  

  • Oh Debbie, I'm sorry. I've been laid off twice and I know how bad it can make you feel.

    Sending happy thoughts your way as you regroup.

    By Anonymous TB, at 11/15/2006 12:27 PM  

  • Now THAT is a total downer. I'm so sorry. :(

    By Blogger aka Brandi, at 11/15/2006 12:53 PM  

  • Oh that sucks!! But I agree with hubby- maybe because of not having this job, you'll go and find another one that you wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

    By Anonymous Sharla, at 11/15/2006 1:14 PM  

  • You should sue! Do it for your hair.

    By Blogger Tink, at 11/15/2006 3:11 PM  

  • Man, that blows chunks. I'm so sorry!

    By Blogger Mommygoth, at 11/15/2006 5:31 PM  

  • Oh my God Debbie, I'm so sorry! That sucks. Do you have any recourse at all? Unemployment or anything? Maybe Heather Locklear needs a stand-in for her next job. Look into it.

    By Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen, at 11/15/2006 5:32 PM  

  • That just sucks eggs!

    Been there myself.... not fun.

    cliche...."something better is just around the corner."

    Good Luck!

    By Blogger Brenda, at 11/15/2006 8:59 PM  

  • WHAT?

    Oh, damn. I'm so sorry. At least you still have that fabulous house.

    By Anonymous sarcastic journalist, at 11/15/2006 10:06 PM  

  • All you can do now is unpack and decorate--enjoy the holidays.

    January 2 you'll be well rested and ready to take the working world by storm again.

    By Blogger V-Grrrl, at 11/16/2006 12:40 PM  

  • Well coming from a fellow salesperson, you must get some thicker skin when it comes to this stuff. Because the first time you loose a job the feeling is about the same. Especially the part about "pouring your heart into it" chalk it up to a great lesson. Now pull your boot straps up and start knocking on doors. Rule of thumb (two day morning period for defeats) So tomorrow morning is a new day. I will await your call for a pep talk. BigLuv

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/16/2006 4:30 PM  

  • Gee Deb, sorry! Bright side is....that you have more days to prepare for Thanksgiving???

    And you have more experience on your resume!

    Something FABULOUS must be just around the corner so get out there with the good hair and sunglasses and find it!

    (Just don't speed while driving around!)

    By Blogger Seeking My Zen Garden, at 11/19/2006 2:04 AM  

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    By Blogger B.E.C.K., at 11/20/2006 2:21 PM  

  • Ouch!! What a bummer! I have faith in you and your talent and energy, though. At times like this, one must ask oneself: "What would Heather do?" Oh yes. Follow your heart...I mean hair...I mean heart... :)

    By Blogger B.E.C.K., at 11/20/2006 2:22 PM  

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