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Um, that's not good

June 5th, 2012 at 02:37 pm

Hubby's coworkers have all slowly been outsourced to the Phillipines. Today, all the project managers he works with have been fired and their jobs shipped overseas. Sounds like we better go into austerity mode and prepare to be laid off. This has been happening since 2008.

I guess I will start looking at what we can cut, try to put more into savings,and try to spend as absolutely little as possible on everything else. Ugh.

Hubby has worked there for 7 years as of August, and it's a pretty cushy gig. Lots of hard work, but he can work from home a lot of days, and sometimes help me out if I need to make a short work call during the day.

I'm hoping we don't get outsourced, but really, what could we do? The signs all point to yes. It's only a matter of time. Of course... just when I was thinking of giving up my lowest paid freelance gig because the work far outweighs the money. Looks like I have to stick it out!

In other news, I am helping my sister (who has hoarder tendencies and shops for a hobby. My polar opposite?) to have a yard sale. I've finally talked her into it. Her basement is just packed to the brim with stuff she doesn't use. It's got to go. Hopefully we can make a little cash and do it Clean House Style-- the charity truck comes at the end and hauls the last of it away. Fingers crossed!

7 Responses to “Um, that's not good”

  1. snafu Says:

    Where has DH been seeking other employment? What work is available in your community? What other work would fit DH's education and experience? What pay-out could be expected? Were Mgr. getting more than 1 week per yer of employment?

    Would you be amenable to moving to another city or another state or across the country for work/career opportunities?

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    We won't move. We have tiny kids, and we're near family, and my career isn't as easily transportable. He should be able to find something else, it's just not what we need right now. We're so overwhelmed just juggling every day with little kids.

  3. M E 2 Says:


    I love all the suggestions of "find another job" in a time when jobs are NOT plentiful and/or easy to come by. @@

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Austerity mode sounds like a good plan! Good luck with the garage sale.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That'll totally stink if it happens. But you're smart in buckling down and preparing now.

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    I guess I'm going to start with the how much can I cut challenge.

  7. Jerry Says:

    This is rampant right now, and I am so sorry to see that it is affecting your family so directly. Some companies are doing this to really try to stay afloat, others just to make more money while not having to pay labor as much (let alone insurance, etc.)... but it is at the cost of the economy and families. It leads me to wonder about the immediate future in the US, and whether it is a good time to come home or not. Good luck to you and good job in thinking ahead!
    Jerry

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