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Well, the Worst Has Happened--Prayer Needed

June 2nd, 2016 at 08:25 pm

DH called last night to say he's been laid off at the end of this hitch. So he's got a little less than two weeks and he's out of a job. Even if his company ends up getting the contract, they've decided to combine too many positions and DH's is being combined with another one that is up a couple of levels that he doesn't have that particular experience for.

There is still no news on who won that contract. If the other company does, he supposedly has a job, but I'm starting to wonder if that contract will ever be awarded. Since big company has been dragging its feet for so long now, it makes me wonder if they aren't changing their minds altogether and shutting that project down and don't want to announce it yet.

With gas prices on the upswing though, that doesn't seem as likely. I mean we're back to an average of around $2.60 a gallon around here. Still, it is kind of what I feel in the back of my mind.

DH has a couple of job leads and he's applying for his TWIC card, which a lot of people who work for refineries must have, so it'll be in place as soon as possible. The one job lead that I really, really hope for is a two year contract at a refinery one county over.

This husband and wife team that he used to work with at two previous companies, the wife works for the company who fills jobs for this and other similar companies and she is passing on his resume for this position. It would have way better insurance (only $100 per person, so $400 a month instead of $900) and actually a higher pay rate and we'd only have the cost of commuting a round trip of 60 miles instead of having to pay for air fare and an overnight in a hotel.

But first he'd have to get an interview, then interview, then he'd have to get the job, and right now all it is is passing along a resume with a super strong recommendation from the woman sending it along, who is the one responsible for putting forth candidates. And it might not even start right away so it could be a couple months out even if he did get it. It is near where we were looking at some farms. It would be perfect, but
I refuse to get my hopes up.

So I need you to pray for us if you do so. While we have enough money to live on for quite some time between the Emergency Fund and the Farm Down Payment Fund, having to do that would set all of our financial goals back a long time, plus having to pay COBRA for our medical will make it go a lot faster.

DH will apply for unemployment the day he gets home. It won't be much, nowhere near what he actually makes, but he's certainly paid enough into it for the last 30 years, so we will take what they have to give us. Anything that will stretch the money in savings is good. I am just so very grateful that we are not in debt. All of the work that we did paying it off was worth it for feeling like we'll survive for a while now.

27 Responses to “Well, the Worst Has Happened--Prayer Needed”

  1. Pnwmom Says:
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    Sending prayers, hugs and good wishes!

  2. Michelle Says:
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    Praying for you

  3. laura Says:
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    So sorry to hear! But you've got a plan and a savings account -- you'll be OK! Smile Prayers that this storm is a short one!

  4. Rachael777 Says:
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    prayer and hugs

  5. creditcardfree Says:
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    Prayer for you and your husband!

  6. My English Castle Says:
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    All the best to you and your family.

  7. Laura S. Says:
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    Thinking of you and hope it all works out for the best!

  8. Jenn Says:
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    I will say a prayer for your family. You sound so level-headed. That's the peace of mind an EF brings. Your saving discipline will pay off now so you can plan and evaluate choices instead of acting impulsively. Do you think there will be severance pay?

  9. LivingAlmostLarge Says:
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    Good luck and best wishes. Hope it wall works out.

  10. scottish girl Says:
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    So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you.

  11. LuckyRobin Says:
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    Jenn, no, there will be no severance pay. They don't do that there.

  12. VS_ozgirl Says:
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    So very sorry to hear this! Hoping DH gets something quickly so as not to use up too much of the EF.

  13. PatientSaver Says:
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    Praying that your husband will get the interview he wants.

  14. klarose Says:
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    Praying for your family! Sorry you are going through this!

  15. Petunia 100 Says:
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    Oh, so sorry to hear. I hope this turns around and becomes a great thing for your family, because his next job is better than the last one.

    Thinking positive thoughts for you.

  16. Carol Says:
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    Sending prayers.

  17. Ima saver Says:
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    So sorry to hear of this. I will be praying for you every day, Robin.

  18. NJDebbie Says:
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    I'm certain that your future will be better than your past and present. ((hugs)) during this difficult time. You all will rise above this!

  19. rob62521 Says:
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    You are smart to have money set aside. Said a prayer for you and your family.

  20. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:
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    Yes, thank God, you have been saving! Unemployment is the pits.

  21. FrugalTexan75 Says:
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    Sorry to hear this. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  22. Thrifty Ray Says:
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    So sorry to hear this. I hope the prospects work out, and quickly. XO

  23. Dido Says:
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    Sorry to hear this and best of luck to DH on the job hunt!

  24. ceejay74 Says:
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    Here's hoping that job is a possibility and the worst turns into the best for you all! I know you'll weather this storm. At least you know now and can batten down the hatches.

  25. LivingAlmostLarge Says:
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    Good luck. Sending good vibes your way.

  26. starfishy Says:
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    Oh, no i'm sorry to read this news. I'm thinking of you and your family and hope that you are navigating through this uncertain period as best you can. take care.

  27. LuckyRobin Says:
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    Thanks everyone. Please continue to pray for us. I'll be posting an update shortly.

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