Unemployed

Friday, April 16, 2010

So, as I said, that's that. Tony's unemployed effective tomorrow. He has his last job to complete today. It boggles my mind how poorly people can treat each other. Considering that this job was offered through a professional relationship, I can't believe how little respect Tony's bosses have for him. It makes me thoroughly question their integrity and as one is a realtor, you can bet your britches I will not be referring him anymore.

First it was the promise of 18 months guaranteed salary which was retracted less than 5 months into the gig. Now they told Tony to his face that they purposely waited until the last minute to tell him that they sold the sales territory so that he "would continue to work hard." I'm sorry, but that's complete bs. If there is one thing about Tony that is unshakable, it is his work ethic. Okay, his faith and his love for his family too, I couldn't help myself. But to suggest that he would under-deliver is ridiculous. To top it off they are witholding his mileage check for the last 6 months, saying that they are unable to pay it. That's not happening . . . if it takes small claims court, so be it.

The funniest part about this situation is that while Tony is happy it happened and I am not, we didn't have a freak out moment. Our financial situation throughout our marriage has definitely had some ups and downs and to be completely honest, God has brought me to a place of absolute trust. We've been conditioned to this point where I know it will all work out. It's just a matter of who's definition of working out we're going by. To me that would mean Tony having a steady job, regular trips to the grocery store and keeping our house . . . I know that we don't necessarily need those things though. Crazy, huh?

13 comments:

Kate said...

You're right, things will work out by the grace of God, but I know it must be so hard and scary for you now. God has a plan for you and Tony and Isaac. Praying for your family...

*claire* said...

that really sucks that it was done in such an unprofessional manner. luckily you guys are strong and will be able to get through this. best wishes to you guys...

Mrs. A said...

I'm so sorry Tony's dealing with such unprofessional individuals. God's plans are always greater than our own. I'm praying hard for you guys.

adventuremamablog said...

I'm so sorry for you and Tony! My dad went through a similar situation during the last recession. Even though he was the manager of a resort, his employer kept feeding him fake financial data so he wouldn't realize that the company was bankrupt. So he only found out when his paycheck (which he cut) bounced. I think that companies in crisis make really bad, hurtful decisions all the time. It's really unfortunate that your family is in the crosshairs of that! God bless.

I'm Molly said...

I'm sorry Leah. I understand the stress. I really do. Today I just paid a bill and wondered how we will make it to the end of the month. Another month of credit card purchases in order to keep up with all the bills. And this isn't even extra stuff. It's just to get by :(

I am trying to tell myself that it will all be okay. That I will find a job. That we will pay off our credit card (again). That we will be in better shape at this point next year. But it is soooo hard to believe it. Each day is a roller coaster. Sometimes I find myself feeling okay about our financial situation. Other times I am truly pissed off that we find ourselves here. I'm in my 30s and feel like I should have it more "together" in this department. But we just can't get ahead.

Sorry to vent on your blog comments ;) Just wanted you to know you're not alone in your frustrations.

Madeline said...

Just wanted to give you a virtual hug! You have a wonderful spirit. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Habbala said...

You are 100% in my prayers today. Everything will turn out well, and how cool is it that you KNOW that. :)

Kier said...

Wow - can't believe his employer was so unprofessional! Really, if you have bad news, just lay it on me so I can make future plans!!

Amy said...

:( I'm sorry! I'll be thinking about you guys! We have been there too many times before!!

Sarah Louise said...

I don't know how you handle all the stress! You are an amazingly strong woman...and I seriously admire you. You family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish the best for both your grandma, and Tony in his job search...

Mrs. Lukie said...

Wow, what selfish, unethical people. I can't believe they'd do that to someone!

And you're right, Leah, God WILL provide. He always does. I'm praying for you & your family.

Garrett and Meagan said...

That is awful. I can't believe people now adays. They have no morals.
Ugh.


But I am confidant that you guys are safe in the Lord's plans and that he will provide.

<333

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Unfortunately the hubs and I have a lot of dealings with unprossional and unethical people like the ones Tony has had to deal with, it seems to come hand in hand with the business world. We're got another unemployment bought that we're getting ready to head into, so I feel your pain. On the one hand, I'm grateful that Hubs will no longer have to deal with the crazy unethical RUDE scoundrels that he works with/for and will be counting down the days until he's done, on the other hand...there's the whole money thing. I will definitely be praying for you guys!

 

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