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Preparing for Not-So-Good News

February 5th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Just when I was just getting back into the groove of things and getting settled, I get some not-so-good news at work. They are doing another layoff. This time the corporate office is affected... and so therefore my job may be on the line. I was some what assured that I was going to be fine, but I can't help but think in the back of my mind... be prepared for the worst. The layoff will probably happen before the end of the month, probably before the next pay period actually. Meaning before 15th. So, if I can get past that point with my job still in tacked I can breathe a little easier. The company has decided to axe half the accounting staff so they can add more sales reps. We are already working on a bare bone accounting staff... so we shall see how this layoff changes up things.

Anyways, so me being a worrier. I have decided that I need to conserve as much cash as possible this month. Meaning, I might not be able to pay extra to my credit card this month. This really stinks, but I figure I need to make sure I have cash, so I can continue to make payments after if I end up in the group that is cut. I was already tightening the belt, but now I have to tighten it up some more.

And then... my landlord called me up tonight asking about my rent check for February. I'm really really good about mailing my rent check every month. I didn't forget, the mailman just failed to deliver it, considering I mailed my February check on the 30th of January. My landlord just lives in the next city over... 2 days max. In fact, 1 day max. So, I told him that I would get a new check to him tomorrow. I had to stop payment on the other check and pay $30.00 for a stop payment fee.

So February has seem to get off on the wrong foot. Going to work through it!

6 Responses to “Preparing for Not-So-Good News”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope you still have a job. If you are laid off remember that you have unemployment benefits available to you.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Hoping you won't get laid off....

  3. laura Says:

    It always helps to have a plan. I hope that it doesn't come to it, but being prepared can take away some anxiety.

  4. North Georgia Gal Says:

    It seems that the accounting staff is always the first to get cut! Hoping it doesn't happen to you!

  5. BuckyBadger Says:

    Rather than pay the $30 can you wait a little while and see if the original check arrives? If you have a reasonable relationship with your landlord I don't see why he couldn't keep an eye out for it and use it for next month's rent if it show up, or tear it up for you.

    I think it's worth a shot to ask...

  6. Counting Pennies Says:

    Thanks Guys! So far, no news is good news. I survived the first rounds of cuts. If I can make it to the 15th, I should be good for awhile.

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