A truly shitty day

Well, remember how a few posts ago I said my job status was in limbo?

Yeah, not in limbo anymore.

As of June 30, I no longer have a job. My contract with the university will NOT be renewed. It has nothing to do with "performance" according to my boss...it's all about the money. Apparently my paltry part-time salary (that does NOT include benefits, sick days, paid vacation or any other perks) is affecting the unviersity's budget in such an adverse way that I must be let go.

Of course, June 30 is just a date. They could let me go today if they wanted to. My contract says so.

This fucking sucks.

So, if anyone needs a writer/editor please let me know. I'm available. NOW.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about this. I wish there is something I could say to make things better but I know there is very little. I know what it is like to loose your job and then on top of that to have to continue going into work everyday for a couple months AFTER the fact and pretend nothing is wrong and that you are and will be all right. It is NOT easy and my heart really goes out to you and your family. I will pray that you are able to find something over the next couple months and that things will work out.

    I know we still have never met, but honestly if you need anything, you have my email. HUG

  2. So sorry to hear this. I too know what it's like to lose a job.

    Sending happy thoughts to you and your family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear that this has happened. I hope that you are able to find something else that you enjoy very soon!

  4. Holy cow. Your week isn't looking too hot, huh?!?!

    I'll be praying for a new job for you. And an even better one at that!

    Soooooo sorry this happened. Ugh.

  5. That sucks super bad! Man! That more than sucks. Keep your chin up (I know that's easier to say than to do!)

  6. I am so sorry, doll. Truly. I too know the stress of being kicked to the curb. Just make sure that you have your unemployment forms filled out and ready to go. And enjoy the time with the girls; that's the one bright spot.
    BIG hugs.

  7. Oh, no. I am so sorry. As some of the previous posters have said, I've been there.

    Please remember that you are a viable, valuable, talented, intelligent women who is fully-employable. YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING else.

    Have you considered joining AWC? The Association for Women in Communication? (Ask Mickey D... she's involved with them.) You can at least start networking and perhaps get first-hand knowledge of job leads.

    Email me if you need her email address.

    HUG, HUG, HUG.