Friday, February 20, 2009

Employment woes

Back in late October we had a scare with my husbands company you can read about it here, basically they told us we had to move, then a few weeks later they told us we didn't have to move.  For the last month or so every time we get together with Bible Study groups or Church friends, HD is always praying for our economy.  He is a really good citizen but there is much more to it!  With the economy in such trouble that places HD's job in jeopardy.
Yesterday the company HD works for filed an article 35 which means they are offering 70 people an early retirement buyout.  And if they do not receive the amount of buyout notices they want they are making a forced adjustment which is a nice way to say alot of people are about to lose their jobs.
I will be the first one to tell you that God gave HD this job in the first place, and that I believe he can protect it!  I also will tell you that being a Christian does not always mean you are comfortable, and we have always had a very comfortable income.  I am praying that we can stay right where we are!  I am praying that they drop the whole article 35 I am praying we don't suffer lose of money.
HD is worried which worries me!  He never worries, never!  We spent a good part of the evening last night searching jobs all over the country and we will move as long as we can be together.  HD traveled for 11 years, that is not an option for our family to be without him, I love our church, our friends or community but being away from each other is not going to happen!
Pray for  us we want clarity and certainty in this time of such confusion.  Pray for Gods will and for confidence.  Thank you!
We are leaving this evening to go and visit Twice Blessed Mommy it is the twins birthday!  Two years!  I will post some pictures later.

9 comments:

Jodi Davis said...

We are praying for you friend... but it would be fun if you moved back to your hometown.. :)

One More Equals Four said...

We have been through this before, and it is scary! Right now, Tigerfan's job is secure. However, do to the economy, he has been promoted and then got his responsiblilities doubles all without a single bit of raise. Last week, they got notice that there would be no raises or bonuses this year. I say, praise God he has a job, but he is really discouraged and feels like he is not providing well for his family! These are hard times! I will be praying for you and your family!

Growin' with it! said...

i hear about this kind of situation often but not someone i've known yet, til you. ugg. the part that gets me the most is how you've finally found this sweet church you love.

i will say that the Lord has ALWAYS kept us. now at a point where it is NOT comfie but we know it is waaaay better to be smack dab in the middle of God's will. so i suppose...well, no i KNOW that God will give you and your sweet family his unmeasurable peace as He guides you thru this.

BIG hugs,
linda

littletoesandcheerios said...

Just prayed that he will keep that job or get an even better one!! Love you guys and I'm sad I can't be at the party. :(

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Thinking of you guys. We find out march 2nd about my husband's job. The possibility of him losing it has been hanging around since early January. He has been with the company 14 years and it's not looking so good right now. I hope you all find out soon since I think the waiting is awful and can be so draining on emotions and patience.

JMR said...

I am praying for you and HD! Hang in there!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Hope all is OK...it's been a while since you've posted. Any job news? My husband did end up losing his, and despite feeling worried and confused, we are hopeful that something good will come along..and soon mind you....

Tricia said...

Happy Mommy, just wondering how you are doing. It's been quiet over here lately and I have been praying for the job situation for HD.

P.S.He loves you.. said...

Hoping everything is working out for you and family!