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I've been downsized

September 30th, 2012 at 04:40 pm

Well, I knew this was coming. The guy I regularly drive told me the new schedule will start this week. That is, instead of having me drive him to and from work daily, I will now only have to drive him Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesday (in the a.m.) He found someone who is willing to drive him the rest of the week for free.

I have mixed feelings about it. Glad on the one hand because over 2 hours of daily driving was wearing on me, even though it was broken up between mornings and afternoons. I was concerned about the wear and tear it was putting on my 12-year-old car, as I don't want to have to get a new car anytime soon.

But of course I will miss the money. Instead of grossing $800 a month (tax-free, I might add), it'll be just $400 a month.

Once again, i'll have to come up with something to make up for that lost income. I need a friggin' regular job is what I need.

Tomorrow I'm heading to Agway after dropping him off to get some garlic sets to plant. I use garlic fairly often in cooking and I'd like to try my hand at growing them. It seems fairly easy, as long as the voles/moles don't have a hankering for them.

I made a chicken soup today, which is always good, saving the veggie scraps for stock. Smile

Also mowed part of the front lawn and set more mousetraps. There was one I set right by the garage door, where they always come in, and I went to check it and it was completely gone. I looked around the area and nothing. That one is a mystery.

Went to a condo open house but didn't really care for the unit or the complex. I'm beginning to suspect that what I'm looking for doesn't exist.

8 Responses to “I've been downsized”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about behind downsized...hope you find a replacement job.

  2. TexasDisneyGirl Says:

    Sorry Frown

  3. Jerry Says:

    Even when it is expected, it's not easy when a decision like that leads to a hit to the monthly income. Sorry... Growing garlic is not hard, and it's nice to have insurance of some in the yard when you want it for cooking.
    Jerry

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry...it was nice of him to give you notice and you have been blessed to find so many different forms of income along this unemployment journey. May you find another gig or full time employment soon!!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Bad for you, but probably good for him, yes? I'm still staggered by the opportunities you find/create.

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Bummer. Frown I know you'll find something -- you always do!

  7. Blessed Says:

    Sorry to hear that. I'm sure another door will open up for another opportunity.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ack, that stinks. Frown

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