Jose’s Job.

August 13, 2008 at 2:14 pm 3 comments

Jose is currently employed at a mid-size construction company.  They do horizontal drilling, dealing mostly with fiber optic cables.  He has worked at this company since 1999, give or take about a year for the time he spent an Mexico and the couple of months he worked with a different company. 

He’s a supervisor, in charge of the 4-5 other guys on his crew.  And he gets paid GOOD money.  My Mom would shit herself if she knew how much money he actually makes (and, likewise, how much we spend!).  He’s a salaried employee, so its really nice not to have to worry about missing hours when it rains or snows, or when something comes up and he needs to take a day off.

He’s stressin’ big time about job security right now, though.  And I mean, BIG TIME.  He keeps talking about people getting laid off or people getting fired.  I’ve asked him if he’s actually heard from someone in the main office about the possible layoffs, or if this is just gossip heard from his co-workers.  I don’t get a straight answer.

Today, they announced that instead of 5 seperate trucks making the commute to Lincoln from Omaha, they instead are going to send everyone in one huge van.  He’s taking this as a terrible sign.  I tried to reassure him.  Yes, it looks bad.  BUT, imagine how much diesel fuel these FOUR trucks are using to make the 40 mile (each way!) commute every single day??  Imagine how much $$$ they can save by condensing the four vehicles down to ONE!  I told him it seems to me to be just a very smart financial move on the company’s part.

He’s still worried.  He thinks lay-offs will start tomorrow…

I refuse to stress over this.  I would worry myself bald if I let this get to me.  I’m just going to have faith, and hope and pray that if they DO lay him off, that they’d advise us with some time. 

That’s the only news from the Martinez household.  WHERE IS EVERYONE?!  😀

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anelys  |  August 13, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I will say a prayer for you guys.. Hoping he doesnt get laid off!!

    Reply
  • 2. lizzi33  |  August 14, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you so much! 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. Ojos Verdes  |  August 17, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    WOW- that IS stressful….hang in there! At least if he DOES get laid off, he should be eligible for unemployment, no?

    Reply

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