May 14, 2014
So you will have seen from my status earlier in the week that I no longer have a job. The company I work for is relitively small and the director announced last week that he is no longer making any money, and is fact having to his own personal money into the business to keep it afloat. He said he is looking to close on May 31st - two weeks notice.
I spent the whole weekend in a funk after that (he announced it on the Friday afternoon). DF and I could just about manage on his wage - bills etc would be paid for but we wouldn't have that extra money to spent on the usual luxuries like eating out/nights out and buying clothes etc. Also, we have a 2 week Greek holiday booked for July and we have yet to gather spending money for that.
I came to work on Monday and spent time looking for jobs - there wasn't much out there but I applied for a couple.
If you remember, DF also got a promotion a month or so ago. Or at least he thought so.
He worked in further education and the college he works for recently merged with 2 others in the city to form a larger college. It was re-branded and staff were merged etc. When this took place, that is when new job specs were released and DF was told about his new position - it was further up with a considerate pay rise. We were so happy! It now seems lots of other staff weren't so happy and some have complained about the new job roles and salaries for some staff when there's stayed the same (most still higher up than my DF though).
So no - in basic terms - the job has been taken off him. He recieved notification yesterday that the job is still there but that he would need to apply and interview for it against other applicants. NOT HAPPY. They have also changed the position from permanent to term time - meaning he would not work or get paid during the summer months.
So as it stands, I have 2 weeks left of my current job and DF is going to need to apply for a job he was previously told he had, with no guarantee that he will actually get it (his current position they have gotten rid of, which is why he was being promoted to a higher role)
If only one of us was working it would be a real struggle, but if we both lose our jobs then we would be screwed basically.
I'm trying hard to stay positive, but it's so hard when all I can think about is how would we pay this bill or that bill.
***I just found out I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon - fingers and toes crossed it goes well! It's more money than my current job, which will be a great help is DFs job doesn't work out