This year isn't starting out too well for me you guys. I must have really pissed somebody off to get this karma coming back to bite me in the ass.
As you all know, back in December I became very ill and spent 6 days in the hospital. I then was out of work another 4 weeks or so recuperating until the doctor released me on Monday, January 16th to come back to work.
I started back on Tuesday, January 17th and it has been balls-to-the-wall busy since I got back. Thursday the 19th we had a big meeting with management. See, I work in a manufacturing facility and slowly our business has been going outside the US - just like all other manufacturing jobs in this country. It was announced that a large part of our business was being moved out of the country and that a large portion of the jobs at my facility would be affected. I was called into my manager's office and, surprise surprise.....my job is being eliminated. My last day is September 28th.
To be honest, I wasn't all that surprised or upset really. I will have been here over 10 years when I leave so I will be sad to go, but I'm looking at it as an opportunity instead of a setback. Of course it's scary...I hate job hunting and interviewing, and updating my resume but the last time I was laid off I found this job - and it lasted this past 10 years where I learned a lot!
Believe it or not, I am looking forward to the next chapter. I do hope I can find a new job quickly, of course but more importantly the right one for me. Change is a terrifying thing, I'm not going to lie to you. I can't control that this change is coming, however and I have no choice but to face it - head on.