Monday, March 19, 2012

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

A year ago, Larry got a six week notice from his job.


And it was funny, because the six weeks ended on the day of his last final for grad school.


Then six weeks became twelve weeks as they found things for Larry to do at the office and keep putting his name in for jobs.  Then in July they rescinded the notice and said he'd be there for three more years.  But he still had no contract - no job.


Right now is a tough time to be a Government Contractor.  There is no money and there is a HUGE labor pool.  For example, if the job calls for an expert in Afghan breakfast foods, they don't want anyone who knows the basics and could learn the rest.  They have the ability to say no, we'll take the guy who actually cooked eggs for the Afghans.  As I said a HUGE labor pool and not many jobs.


So six weeks ago today, Larry got another notice.  He is looking for a job, they are helping him look for another job, we've made cautious plans regarding restructuring our lives.  We are lucky in the fact that there are some retirement savings that we can tap, military retirement pay that will help with the mortgage and a military medical plan.  And Larry learned about the Post 9/11 GI Bill so that he can go back to school - maybe learn about Afghan breakfast foods....


And then last Friday, Larry got a call that gave him another week of work while they are waiting to see if this other job comes thru.  And now we are waiting again. 


Like we have been waiting for the last year.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger....

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