Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Soul-Sucking Pit of Hell

The good news is that Kevin is going to be in town all next week so we can keep our sonogram appointment on Wednesday. Wahoo! I knew I didn't cancel it for a reason...

The bad news it that he'll be in town because of some major changes in his job. He was informed today that he has until the end of October to find another job. He is welcome to look within the company (although I suspect there was some snickering in the background when this was said), but was also encouraged to look outside the company.

Um, okay. So I guess we'll be enjoying a job change for the Breadwinner in our house sometime next month, eh?

This is really bittersweet. I used to work where Kevin works now (we actually met there), but I escaped 5 years ago. I can honestly say that at many times over the 8+ years that Kevin has worked there, it's been The Worst Job on Earth. I can tell you with complete certainty that it was HELL ON EARTH when I worked there. I could tell you horror stories, but let's just say my own exit happened rapidly after the following exchange took place with my Evil Boss:

Evil Boss: "Leah, what do you think it will take for you to get ahead at this company?"

Leah: "I think I would need to grow a penis."

No shit, I really said that. It was a horrible place to work and I've never been so happy as I was to leave and basically tell them to kiss my ass. They were so scared to death that I was going to sue them for the way they treated me that when I quit, they gave me an executive-level severance package (which was fitting because I was the CIO at the time, even if it was a huge joke) which allowed us to buy the townhouse we used to live in.

But I digress...

Kevin needs to leave that soul-sucking pit of Hell. So now he will look for another job in earnest with the hopes of finding something before the holidays roll around and no one feels like hiring. Sounds fun and stress free, no?

Seeing as how we just spent our entire emergency cash fund on IVF and remodeling our kitchen, we will be in trouble if he loses his job without having another. Therefore, look for our bake sales, car washes and yard sales coming your way soon!!

P.S. - I forgot to mention how happy I am that I don't have to make the decision about whether to go to the sonogram next week without Kevin or not. Particularly since so many of you agreed with me that you just wouldn't be able to wait!! Thank you for all the support. :-)

14 comments:

Rho said...

That place is the WORST PLACE EVER! The happiest day was the day I left. The second happiest (although it did not seem like it at the time) was the day S left! Kevin will find something great, I am certain of it and will do everything in my power to help! Hang in there!

My Reality said...

I hope that this will lead to bigger and better things for Kevin.

I am glad you will still be going to the sonogram next week - I couldn't take the suspense much longer! ;)

Changing Expectations said...

Kevin will find something a hundred times better than that place.

I am glad that you have your sonogram soon!

Fertilize Me said...

Sending lots of great avenues for Kevin to persue! ANd yah for the sonogram

butterflyanla said...

I hope your Husband finds a new job soon. I know how stressful it can be to be facing unemployment as the holidays roll around. I am also glad that you don't have to go to teh sono alone now ;)
much love

Samantha said...

At least there's a definite bright side to Kevin losing his job!

Waiting Amy said...

Kevin here for sono -- YEAH!
Kevin job hunting -- BOO, wait maybe YEAH!

I am glad this is not a disappointment for you both, and hope that many great opportunities will come your way. Thing will find a way to work themselves out.

In the meantime, I prefer chocolate cake :)

Gabby said...

I am sorry to hear about the new with Kevin. This is kind of bad timing, but may be for the best. I wish him the best in job hunting! As for your bake sales, car washing and yard sales, keep me up to date! Lol Good luck at the sonogram! I am excited to see how many are in there!

JJ said...

Bugger...I am sorry that Kevin is having to deal with this...
Ooooo I cant wait for the sonogram update!

LJ said...

Wow, I didn't know that the three of us worked together. Props to you saying that to your EvilBoss...

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help in the job search. But definitely bigger and better things ahead. It's a good time of year to be looking too.

Shelby said...

Hopefully Kevin's next job will be way better. So sorry for the bad news though. Always stressful. And why does it seem that when things are looking up, something has to push them back down again. Bah.

Good luck at your sonogram next week!! My fingers are crossed for you!

Delenn said...

Sorry to hear about the job issues, but sounds like it was a job that he wouldn't necessarily want when dealing with new baby issues. Here's to him finding a job soon!

And I am glad he will be there for the sonogram!

Cibele said...

I hope that you husband finds a new and awesome job as soon as possible. I am glad that he is going with you for the first sono. Praying for great news!!! thanks for stopping by my blog.

In and Out of Luck said...

I'm glad you have the sonogram soon. And good luck to Kevin finding a better and more friendly job soon.