Thursday, July 27, 2006
The Good, the Bad, and the Stressful
It is 11 PM. I’m sitting in a hotel room in St Louis, Missouri. I can look out my window and see the Cardinal’s stadium. I could throw a stone and hit the Gateway Arch. The city skyline at night is beautiful. Tomorrow we will wander what is downtown St Louis in search of fine foods and fantastic fun. In the evening we will approach the arch for a free Lyle Lovett concert.
It is my fourth wedding anniversary
It is almost exactly one year since we left France.
All hell is breaking loose at work.
For the past six months or so my company has been moving in the direction of “customer care.” Essentially this meant that we were going to go above and beyond your typical credit card. We were going to be about educating the cardholder on how credit works, on how to manage their finances, on how to be an awesome cardholder.
Last week two of the major movers of that direction quit, due to upper management deciding to take some different routes and essentially hired an old-school collections advisor.
Word on the street is that the company is about to sink.
I’m sitting in a brand new position. A position in which perfectly capable people performed without the title for many a year. Can you say not a necessary position?
My boss assures me that the President of the company does not want to go down the road of singular lay offs. If we sink then we all sink. I’m not sure if that is reassuring or not.
Facts are that we have money saved up. Even unemployed we’ll manage for several months. With unemployment benefits we’ll manage a little longer. I don’t really get worked up about these things because I know they are out of my hands.
Please do pray for this. I’m not sure what the specifics should be other than that me and Amy will have shelter for our heads and food in our bellies.