I work for a Target in Jersey, and we are feeling the pinch. I thought I would be immune from firing (doing a job nobody else really wants), but I read documents last week that would fuse my job with another position here soon. If that happens, I am almost positive that the person in the other position would get the job.
I just bought a new (to me) car this past November, so needless to say I am worried sick at the moment.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Our Gov (a Dem), and our right-wing legis. leadership got into a pissing contest and started playing chicken with reimbursements and state employees pay. And in Kansas, every paycheck comes from Topeka so we had a lot of nervous classified employees. But golly, they settled at the last minute and within 15, the crisis was averted.
I was laid off yesterday; with US Steel (a/k/a STELCO) laying off their staff, the people at my restaurant said they don't need a full staff. So, instead of running a full restaurant and a drive-thru, they're letting someone go so that they only run a drive thru and the bake. Now, I was the baker, but the newest kid on the block, so I got chopped.
I don't have particularly bad memories from High School and I didn't have enemies, but I wasn't interested in associating with my classmates then and I'm not interested now. The same is true of college.