Sunday, June 14, 2009

State Deficit = State Lay-offs

Now I thought working for government was supposed to be a more secure type of employment. That's the deal: low pay, but at least it's really hard to lose your job. (Now, as someone who is a fan of new public management - thank you grad school - I don't support this plan. I think government employees should be held accountable and paid appropriately. But that's a conversation for another day.) Well, in this economy, all rules are off. I found out in the beginning of June that my position is being eliminated in mid-July. Our Division is having to deal with massive lay-offs (I'm talking 100s of people across the state), so I don't take it personally. In fact, I've got a lot of people working on finding me a different job in the Division; it seems like management adores me and doesn't want to lose me.

I'm feeling very positive about this. I'm ready for a new challenge and feel that everything happens for a reason. I should know more in the coming weeks about job options, but I'm not too worried. (Well, I suppose I'm a little worried. I haven't been sleeping great. I've been having crazy dreams about losing my job and looking for a new one.) In fact, after I was told of my impending joblessness, I came home and Robb and I had champagne to "celebrate." Of course, I didn't want to open and consume an entire bottle, so Robb found these cute little cans of sparkling white wine that open like soda (is a flip tab the word?), are pink, and had awesome straws. I love new beginnings.
Commemorate Lay-Off Day!

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