Here we go again.........
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|Mon, 11-05-2012 - 10:21pm|
DH came home from work early today and said that half his department was laid off!
This time he was in the half that was not laid off, at least for now.
He's been worried about this ever since his area was merged with an Israeli based company that the main company acquired who were working in the same kind of field. Most of the upper management and R&D are in Israel, and he didn't think it would be too long before they started paring back the North American based departments - he said he didn't think it would be anything like as brutal a cut though.
Supposedly those that are left have a "guaranteed" 2 year contract at least, but we will see how it pans out. DH said that he was really hoping to stay at this firm until retirement, but I don't honestly think that was realistic in today's high tech area.
We were just about to take the plunge and buy a new car - DH's old one is literally falling apart at the seams! but we'll probably hold off on that for now, or maybe we should do it while he still has a job? not really sure. The last new vehicle we bought was our current van, which we purchased about a month before DH was laid off last time, so we are a tad leery of buying anything new in the vehicular department right now!
He has a meeting tomorrow with his new Israel based head of department, everyone who is staying has a private meeting scheduled to talk over the "where do we go from here" stuff. He is nervous about it, he's so stressed tonight his stomach is in knots - and frankly so is mine!
I've been looking for a full time job, had a couple of interviews but nothing came of them. I will have to get myself in gear and start really looking hard for something, just in case...