Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Layoff's hitting close to home

I didn't tell you this but a lot of things are changing at my second job... and not for the better. Remember how I said awhile back that my boss was thinking of renting out the room in my house? Well he got laid off...

Then yesterday one of my friend's who works at the same hotel I work at part time ( she is an operator), told me the company is eliminating the operator position and all operators have to reapply for the new positions there are creating. My friend just got two write ups a couple of weeks ago ( for the dumbest things) and may not be able to reapply, which means she will be out of a job.

There are about five other people that I know got laid off, and word on the street is the company is thinking about laying off people in the front office ( I work the front desk, part time on week ends).

I have the most seniority at the front desk, and I work the shift that nobody wants to work (fri, sat 11pm-7am). But I still feel like I need to be careful... on the job and financially.

With that said I am going to try to save both part time paychecks. That would be about $700.00 and would be going directly to my emergency fund account.

Better to be safe than sorry!

Right now it stands at $3100.00.

Last goal for 2008.... Have E fund at $4000.00

until next time, think prosperous thoughts



Ms. High Maintenance said...

Wow! Layoffs are hitting close to home everywhere. I have been toying with looking for a new job, but my job is secure right now, so I might just need to stay seated for a while. I hope everything works out for you and your friend. Hopefully, the economy will pick up soon.

Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

Your work ethic is an inspiration! Maybe I will pick up a part time job next year. If you can do it as a teacher AND a grad student, there is no excuse for me! Good luck reaching your EF goal!