Tuesday, June 09, 2009

This just in...

Rick is once again employed!!!!! :)

And not a moment too soon -- the severance money was starting to wear a bit thin. Amazingly, he was hired right back on with the Company Which Must Not Be Named (well, I shouldn't say "amazingly" -- he pretty much proved over and over what an asset he was to that company... the fact that he was laid off in the first place is what's amazing...). This actually works out really well, because if you're hired back within a year of being laid off, you retain all your benefits. So since, after thirteen years of employment, Rick was allotted four weeks of vacation, he will once again have four weeks of vacation every year...

I know there were a lot of people out there praying and sending good thoughts and wishes and sticking pins in voodoo dolls (Eric -- and the Yankee voodoo has been working pretty well this year, too... :)) -- it's been a really stressful few months, and all the prayers and thoughts have been very much appreciated!! Thanks, you guys!!! :)

8 comments:

G said...

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Now all you need to make it complete is become gainfully employed yourself.

Rick said...

Thanks Lisa! (And yes, the vacation time was a very important factor in going back. It takes a LONG time to build up 4 weeks).

Lisa said...

Thanks, G! Yes, I'm still waiting to hear about my own job situation... they told me I probably wouldn't hear anything before Tuesday, so any day now... (of course, they didn't actually specify THIS Tuesday... I suppose it could be ANY Tuesday... hmmmm... :))

And yep, Rick, I'm glad you got those 4 weeks back... :)

Jannie Funster said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And any Tuesday, lol.

love and good thoughts.

Lisa said...

Thanks Jannie!

And I'm STILL waiting to hear about my own job... aaaaany day now... :)

Bulldog said...

Yay, indeed. Been there, done that.

Hope you get a thumbs up on your job.

. . . and Austing ain't that bad, is it?

Bulldog said...

That would be Austin, obviously.

Lisa said...

Thanks, Bulldog! Yes, Austin is great (a little hot right now, but that's to be expected in June :)). But Chicago would've been nice, too -- especially since my brother lives up there, and I'd love to live closer to him! But maybe I can convince him to move down here eventually... :)