Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some Enforced Wagon Time

Well, it's been coming but was still a huge shock when an emergency departmental meeting was called at work for 2pm today.
We've been told that unless enough people are prepared to reduce their hours by working say 4 days instead of 5 for the time being, then redundancy consultations will begin on Monday. As much as everyone needs every penny with living costs going up as they are, the majority of us have agreed that we would rather try to manage like this for 6 months or so in the hope things improve, than risk having a redundancy notice on our desk in the next couple of weeks.
I'm trying to think positively in that it will mean I'll have more time at home to do the things I'm always trying to fit in on an evening. We are going to have to tighten our belts though and part of that is obviously going to mean me climbing on the stash wagon for the foreseeable. Anyone got any tips lol?


Sally said...

So sorry to hear this Lisa but as you say it's better than a redundancy notice on your desk. Finger's crossed things will improve in the future. {{{{hugs}}}}

Try doing what I'm doing and stitching so many things from your stash then have one treat when you've done. It's something to look forward to and an incentive for stitching more from your stash.

Julie said...

I saw on the news recently that your area had been badly affected, lots of places have gone under here in the city too.

Karan said...

Sorry to hear this has happened Lisa but at least you now know where things stand - I always think not knowing & imagining is way worse. Fingers crossed things will start improving before too much longer (((((hugs))))).

Stitchingranny said...

Well first look at all the stash you have and want to stitch and I am sure there will be plenty to keep you going for 6 months - I know I have enough to keep me going for 10 years minimum lol.

And if you are desperate for something then see who else has it - may be they would let you borrow it for a short time. Most stitchers are really helpful and I am sure they would not see you without.