I'm still somewhat in a state of shock... I have been completely blindsided...I am devastated, and downright terrified.
Back in November, I lost my job due to downsizing and such at the firm where I was working (that, I saw coming and wasn't surprised by). I've been through the gamut of temp jobs since then... and finally, finally on August 1, I was hired permanently after having temped at this firm since the last week of May.
Or so I thought.
Until today, when the office manager called me in to her office and said, "We're so sorry, but this isn't working out like we thought it would, so this is your last day, good luck."
Out. of. Freaking. NOWHERE. No warning, no indication they weren't pleased...NOTHING. Everything had been going great -- or so I thought. Georgia is one of those states where they can cut you loose for any reason or no reason..they don't even have to have a reason to do it.
I was floored. Totally floored.
I am a single mom of two kids. Christmas is coming. Worse, cold weather is coming, and how am I going to get our propane tank filled up now?! Don't take that as a plea for help, it's most certainly not...it's just the thoughts that are falling out of my head onto the keyboard as I sit here in tears, wondering, "now what?!" I was just getting re-established and caught up on things after nearly a year now of low-paying temp jobs and unemployment benefits. I just submitted my application for unemployment benefits...but will I get approved?
? I don't know why I was let go; they could turn around and say it was "for cause" for whatever reason and bam - benefits denied. Then I'm in some really deep stuff.....
I have no family to fall back on. In this... I'm on my own. Oh I have God - He'll not forsake me. I have friends, I have the church I currently am a member of... but...
To have been unemployed so long, then got a job... and BAM - to lose it SO FREAKING FAST..... I just don't understand. I never saw it coming. I'm totally blindsided and stunned... scared to death...heck, I don't even have any savings re-established because I'd JUST started working again. Terrified.
I know God is with me. I am thankful for all He's blessed me with..and so thankful that He is Who He is.... and so humbly thankful that He loves me, even one such as I... amazing. Life, for all it's trials and tribulations, is still a beautiful thing. He's got me. I know He does.
Your prayers would be most appreciated, as I need to find work... quickly, if not sooner.