The company I work for has been going through some lay-offs recently. Until now, it didn't impact my group or my friends. Now it is and it is scary. I really don't want to work, but I need to for us to make ends meet. I think my job is secure, but I know it's never a guarantee. I am protected by the TX Family Medical Leave Act from having the baby, but still if they let me go, I would have to get a lawyer and fight back. Or I could keep my job and just not get many hours. Or they could cut benefits. They already are not giving any raises. No matter what, it's not a good situation. And there are other jobs, but now isn't the best time for me to get a new job. I need flexibility with having a new baby. I'm a little worried, but not too much. Just trying to think things through. We had the conversation last night that no matter what, we are a family, and as long as the three of us have some sort of roof over our heads and food to eat, we will make it. Stuff is just stuff. Of course there would be hard times and tears shed, but we would make it. Now hopefully none of that happens and we keep our jobs, but it's a possibility that is seeming all too real.
Tonight we are going out!! Just the girls. I'm very excited. One of my close friends did lose her job, so there is some sadness there. And it makes me feel bad to complain about going back to work. I should remember I'm blessed to have a job to go back to. Whether our talk is serious or silly, I always enjoy being with my friends.