Strategery

Friday, December 5, 2008

Soo . . . life has undoubtedly been interesting of late. Since boss b delivered the news, boss A(ss) has upped his antics to make it sufficiently clear he would much rather they had cut my entire salary and been rid of me. It's to the point that Tony contacted a few lawyers to see if we had merit in a hostile work environment case {without proof at this point, although plenty of witnesses who would love to help, we do not}. I saw my husband cry for the 4th time in my life yesterday, as he broke down explaining how much it tears him up to witness/hear how I am treated by boss A.

After reviewing our budget and bills, Tony and I came to the realization that with some tweaks and adjustments we will be okay. We were paying additional amounts on our mortgage, student loans and vehicle loan, so after contacting the necessary instituations and lowering our payments in conjunction with cutting the cell phone plan and reprogramming our thermostat . . . we're in a little better place than the dread of Tuesday.

That said, we would only be okay, not in a position to save for our deductible and known costs of having a baby, let alone the unknown! So, for the time being, I'm going back to serving. I called up one of my old managers and will be picking up 3-4 shifts a week. In the end, it is the most convinent way for me to suppliment our income while screwing the least amount of people if/when I am successful in finding a new full time job. Additionally, while I expected a great deal of flexibility from boss b, since we are expected to accomodate this 50% cut at a drop of a hat . . . I'm not getting it to the extent that I previously assumed. That sucks, basically that means I will be giving up weekends.

It is literally killing Tony that I am going back to serving for two reason. First, I'm pregnant and he knows the toll it will take {the dude knows I'm strong, he just doesn't want me to have to be right now} and secondly, because he knew how important it was for me to reach a point in my life where I finally put serving behind me. I threw away my Shoes for Crews people, it was more than clearing the stink from the closet, it was an act of liberation. Finally knowing that I would not have to rely on tips for income. Serving has always been good to me . . . but I don't want to go back.

I've applied for two specific positions that I feel I was well qualified for {kind of pivotal moment in my life! hah}. I'm remaining hopeful. Erin has been an invaluable resource to me this week and I'm extremely grateful. Additionally, my Mom made a contribution to the "Leah's Pregnant and Needs a New Job Fund," by way of Target clearance. I'm husbandless tonight, so the pics of the outfit are not on my body . . . but I guess use your imagination! lol.

The cut is both flattering and concealing at the same time . . . even if it looks a bit school marmish here!

I love the shoes!
And there you are Erin! :)

26 comments:

Erin said...

That sucks to have to go back to serving... but I guess it is good to have that option right now. Hopefully it won't be for long! :)

Where are the pics of the new outfit from your Mom? I have been waiting all day.

Crystal said...

Ugh... going back to serving sucks... Hopefully it won't have to be long. I totally feel you on the Shoes for Crews... I hate my work shoes!

PS... If you have to buy some, Crocs makes some cute ones (that don't look like traditional crocs) that are slip resistant and the whole bit.

OnlineBiashara said...

mine is to wish you all the best. I'll keep tracking the days for our comming guest. cheers future mum.

Chelsie said...

Ugh. Life just sucks sometimes! I'm sorry you have to go back to serving. I know how it is to feel you are finally past that part of you life, only to have to unexpectedly go back. I will continue to pray for you and Tony!

Julia said...

At least you are making it work and you know it's temporary. It shows that you are mature enough to swallow your pride and do this extra job for your family. Way to go, Leah. :)

AJ said...

Going back to serving sucks. But way to do what you gotta do. Navy outfit. Typical. ;) hehe...

Abby said...

Oh Leah I am so sorry this is all going on! Right now is supposed to be one the happiest in your life and my heart is just breking for you that you have to go back to serving! I know what an accomplishement leaving your second job meant you! I am praying that this situation will take a turn for the better and you can be your cute little pregnant self without serving! ((HUGS)) to you and Tony for your amazing strength and determination to make this all work!

Laura said...

I am also looking forward to the day when I can finally put serving behind me for good. Its hard though since it is such a good way to make extra money. Hopefully something else will come along soon.

Erin said...

I went to bed too early I guess :) Love the outfit! It is very cute! And only a little school marmish :)

Kristal said...

I'm glad to hear that you and Tony can make things work with a few budget adjustments, and even better that you can continue saving if you pick up a few shifts at the restaurant. I know it sucks to go back to serving, but it's only temporary, right? And who knows, maybe you'll really enjoy it! I know there are times when I feel like quitting my job and going back to serving!

Super cute Target finds. :)

fallgirly said...

Very cute! I love Target! I may stop over there today!! Good luck.

*Kimmie* said...

Sorry to hear you're being treated like crap, no one deserves that.

Good luck in your pursuit of a more rewarding and supportive new job!

Sierra said...

Oh, Leah, I'm so sorry about your work situation! I didn't realize it was so horrible. What a miserable boss you have.

I am confident that things will work out for you and Tony. Trying to stay positive definitely helps. You are in my thoughts.

Katherine K said...

Sorry to hear about getting your pay cut in 1/2...that is a major bummer. Just remember that God is in charge and He will not only provide for your financial needs, He will also give you the strength you need to go back to serving.

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh, what a huge bummer. That totally stinks. God will provide, even if it's not in the way we think we want sometimes :)

Cute outfit by the way.

Mc Allen said...

ok, I had to comment on this blog for fgew reasons.. oneis that my name is also leah, and I know this is goig to sound wierd but , I call everyone their first name and then marie as their middle name, I posted about this here:( if you care to check it out, its kinda funny, just copy and paste)
http://5girls1boy.blogspot.com/2008/10/yeah-no.html

I think its awfulthat yur dealing with all of this right now, Im sorry. Sounds like you have a wonderful hubbs, and a good )enough) plan for right now.. God is so good isnt He.. I Love the blog and hope to see ya soon!! Leah 5girls1boy.blogspot.com

Mrs. McB said...

I'm so sorry that you have to go back to serving. I understand your situation though. I'm still praying for you. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry you have to deal with this right now, I'm praying for you and Tony and baby.

Karen said...

I am so sorry your boss has been such a jerk, it's bad enough you have to go through losing your job while pg, the least your boss could do was offer some kind of sympathy. What a heartless jerk. You and Tony will get through this.

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

I was way behind and just caught up on all the crap you're going through right now. Wish I could give you a big hug right now. I'm praying for you guys. It's easier said than done, but try not to stress - our God will continue to provide.

Joi said...

Very cute outfit, Leah!

Mary said...

Boss A(ss) sounds like a gigantic jerk. I hope you get to tell him off someday, just like people do in the movies. I'm so sorry that you have to go back to serving. It sounds like you are keeping a positive attitude and you are lucky to have such a wonderful and supportive husband. I know better opportunities are coming your way.

Sarah Danielle said...

This week on my blog I am discussing living fabulously on a budget - even throughout the holidays - you should definitely stop by for some fun - and a giveaway that looks like just what you need!

Glad you are staying strong even though your boss sounds like a real jerk. It's times like these when we have to pull our selves up by our "boot straps" and push through. You are so lucky to have such a caring hubby to help you through it all - I am thinking about you both this week!

Megan said...

So glad to hear you guys have found a way to make it work. We've been praying that God would provide - and I was reminded earlier this week that even if the way he provides isn't exactly how we hoped, He's still providing. I'd say the same would ring true with your serving opportunity - it's not ideal, but it'll pay the bills. :) And adorable outfit! i love the shoes.

Madeline said...

Love the outfit
Hate your boss
Glad to know you have something you can "fall back on". I know it stinks to go back, but sometimes we have to do whatever we can for our family!

Our Common Cents said...

Leah - I have that same dress!!

So sorry about your situation. Fingers crossed it works out for the best. Big hugs.

 

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