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Journal Entry: Tue Sep 29, 2015, 10:44 AM
When things are good, they're really good. But when things are bad, they're really bad.

Here I was, happily going along, feeling pretty secure in life, had my bills under control, doing really well and feeling appreciated at work.

But then we get an email, and it says the company's finances are in dire straits and we need to take six furlough days within the next few months in the hopes of preserving jobs.

I've been through this before; in 2008, when I was with the publishing house, we were called in to a meeting about the financial situation of the company. A few weeks later, I was handed a lay-off slip.

I suppose the difference now is that this company has been treating me very, very well, I like what I'm doing and am good at it. The benefits are good and the cost of living here is much higher than anywhere else I've ever been. So if I go under, I really go under.

The icing on the cake was that the exhaust piping under our car last week basically broke apart (parts hanging down, dragging on the ground, it was not pretty) and fixing it ($940) wiped out the entirety of my savings.

Maybe it will come to nothing, I'll take my furlough days and the company's fortunes will improve, and all this worry will be for naught.

I just have a bad feeling about it. Then again, untreated anxiety disorder can do that, so.

But, with all this uncertainty, as they say, the waiting is the hardest part.

Css and Coding done by BrightenYourSmile Journal Commission Info
Art by TheBrassGlass
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  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: fan in the window
  • Watching: things hang in limbo
  • Playing: at trying to be calm
  • Drinking: hard cider


Do you have some art/writing/photography advice you'd like to share, maybe in a guest journal entry? (I'd offer a feature in exchange!) 

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Soniarozer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  New Deviant
This is wonderful
doughboycafe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Writer
sahdsafeha THANK YOU. You're the best.
Tiggidou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the picture with the organ (the instrument) and the tree! XD

just out of curiosity: who is playing it?
TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
I believe it is supposed to be baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. :)
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