Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Huge Scare!

So my hubby, some of his co-workers, and I were e-mailing back and forth during the day today trying to plan a time to get together next week. Well next thing I know I get this really weird e-mail from Matt saying that "some things are going down" and we'd talk later. Needless to say, I started to freak! As you may have attorney husband is the breadwinner of our little family. My lab technician salary is minimal to say the least and I started to worry that the tough economy had finally slapped us right in the face.

They had a company wide meeting and it was announced that 12 attorneys, 9 paralegals, and 29 staff were being let go. Luckily, Matt was not one of these people...thank God! I feel so bad for those people that were fired today. I just can't imagine how they feel. I actually knew one of the girls...she's so sweet...and she just got's just awful!

Now, if that didn't suck enough, they also announced that every associates' pay would be cut by a crazy amount a month! I don't want to reveal the exact amount, but I will say that it is about 12% of his salary. Yikes!! There is definitely some cutting back in order for us!

It's been a rough day to say the least. Has the economy hit anyone else in blogworld??


Mandy Rose said...

Sorry to hear that, but very glad he still has his job! The economy SUCKS right now!

Island Girl said...

So glad your husband's job is safe! That's really scary since I'll be entering the legal field in a year and a half!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! It was really helpful hearing from someone that has actually been made me feel so much better!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i'm glad matt is okay! it's so scary right now.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

you poor thing! i bet you were freaking out!! i'm so glad he's OK.

Newlywed Next Door said...

So scary! Glad all is well. The economy is freakin' me out. My firm has been doing layoffs. But luckily I'm safe for now. I just keep reminding myself to trust God that he'll guide my career and all I can do is perform well at work every day.