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Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Love the Sound of Rain.....

It's 2 am on Saturday morning. My old friend insomnia has decided to visit and on Friday night I don't find it disturbing nor am I overwhelmed with thoughts of possible slept deprivation at work the following day. If necessary, I can take a nap tomorrow. So I got up and began playing with a layout I was working on earlier.

I'm having a cup of Sleepy Time Tea, listening to the calming sounds of a gentle rain falling. I find that sound so very relaxing.

Today, our company announced furloughs for all "non-revenue producing" employees. That would be me. I'm support staff so I get to take 2 weeks off without pay. However, one week will be in Q2 and the other week in the last 6 months of the year. And we get to pick the week. I think in lieu of a permanent pay cut or layoffs, this is far less devastating for all the employees. I'm strangely not upset or overly concerned. We've been living quite frugally for a year and saving quite a bit, so I think we can weather this just fine. However, I will find more stuff to sell on Craig's List or Ebay - and bank that additional cash as well.

My overall view - I'm blessed to still have a job in today's economy.

5 comments:

Carrielyn said...

We've been facing budjet cuts as well as a state, and furloughs are an option many agencies are going with. And I agree, it's so much better than layoffs and pay cuts... I keep telling my staff it's a way to make a small sacrfice and save a coworkers job.

CK Photo said...

Hopefully there won't be too many of those. Good for you for being prepared with savings, so many people aren't.

Judyn said...

I know that you aren't devestated about, but I am sorry that it happened. I am glad that you have some money stashed away and that they were thoughtful enough to give notice. I hope you are able to plan to do something fun and enjoyable on your time off!

Carla said...

Wow, everytime I turn around someone si talking about this economy and their job. Mine is not any better, but Im still employed right now, and yes we have to be thankful for that.

La- said...

I love the sound of rain... :) And I feel you on the furloughs... :( But I agree.. at least we have jobs right?