January 15, 2009

A Clever Title

Ok so I didn't know what to title this post. Should I have titled it, "When it rains, It poors" or "Just my Luck" or "How bout that Economy" or "Its a Wonderful Life" or "I Never Claimed to be a Quick Learner" or "Seriously???" or "Another Testimony Moment"....yeah I couldn't decided either so it became "A Clever Title" because lets be honest, there are too many names for it.

Today turned out to be a pretty awful day. I got up after sleeping in till 11:30 and took a nice power walk with Cody around the "neighborhood"...ok apartment complex. I then ate an egg sandwich and took a shower and made my merry way to work. Well I was working hard when I got to work. Ya know doing what I was supposed to unlike many others. Everyone knows that people are getting laid off and I thought for sure I was safe, afterall, Cody and I have been praying that we can both keep our jobs and maintain the hours. I thought we had struggled enough already after I had lost my last job/moved. (Is anyone else seeing the pattern?) I thought I was humbled before back when we moved yet I am proven wrong once again. At work we were all guessing who would go next. The pervert. The old man who can't walk. The lady everyone runs from. The continually late guy. I'll admit I never thought it would be me but as soon as the manager told me that Miss Mary (she didn't call her Miss nor do I think she is all that Mary. Life Ruiner is more like it.) wanted to see me in her office and I knew right away. I prayed the whole way upstairs that she was telling me I was doing a great job (wishful thinking right?) She told me to sit down oh excuse me "to have a seat"...like any lady would do remember she is a Miss! Right away I wanted to tell her where to go but I sat down. Listened to her spill about how my numbers aren't high enough (I guess she is unaware of the economy and NO one is shopping). I finally caught my breath and told her what I thought about Dillard's policies and hows its total crap (not the exact words I used) and how can someone who is turned in for sexual harrassment continually keep his job and then I get laid off for my numbers being "significantly" down. Horse. Total horse. I will say in my defense, I didn't call her an S.O.B so I must be learning a little. I do look back at the EA Glass experience and laugh (still hold a grudge) so I'm sure I will at this experience as well....maybe.

So yes, I loved today. I guess something amazing could come of this, such as last time I got a job at Dillards and about the time we were recovering from our last humbling experience, we're going through another one. Oh what do I need to learn this time? Not to swear at all? Mercy. I think my heart just stopped for a little bit. Oh how I'm quick to forget the Lord in these situations. Sad and true. There's what I need to learn. .....believe me, I'm learning.

Ok this is the advice I've received today.
Cody, after I finished yelling at him like it was his fault, "Don't worry we'll make it somehow."

Mom, after she listened to all of my frustrations and I told her I was going to call HR is Arkansas and she asked "who are you going to talk to?" I said, "I don't know Mr. Dillard." (In my defense, I was distracted by the traffic.) She ended up busting up laughing which made me laugh and chill out a bit. Thanks mom.

Danae, in her manish voice "oh wow, well something good will come of it."

Ryan, "Somehow things always work out. That's why I do whatever I want."

Rustin, "Oh you hated that job anyways. This is a blessing."

Dad, "How is that pervert still employeed?"

I came a realization today that I am the average American and that wasn't all bad. It did feel a little comforting to know that someone else is in the same situation or worse and Obama is going to help SO much starting Tuesday. Put those plans to action sir I'm waiting.

So that's my day. Lets hear about yours!


Eldredge Family said...

I feel terrible about you loosing your job. Spencer's job is demanding everyone take mandatory 4 week layoffs starting in a few months from now. Like we have money in the bank to take off 4 weeks of work with no pay. We to are trying to figure out what to do and why us? It has been really easy to compare ourselves to others. We are trying to figure out what to do about everything. I know we will be blessed somehow and the Lord will provide for our needs. Sometimes it is hard seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Good luck to you in finding a new job. I think your funny in so many ways!

Eldredge Family said...

I just read that you are PREGNANT!!!!! I am so happy for you!!! I just love babies! I can't wait to see belly shots of you!!! You are going to make a great mother and cute pregnant lady!

Liz said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry! It's hard to lose a job when you put so much of yourself into it. I think she was saying your numbers were low as the "excuse" she needed to let you go and not the "pervert". Jessica HATED the politics at Dillards and unfortunately it comes down to who you have in your back pocket and not your job performance so many times. So with that said DO not beat yourself up too much they lost a good employee. It is so hard everywhere. Crystal and Spencer are struggling-Intel says no overtime and demoted everyone that wasn't let go. Those that stayed are being forced to take a one month leave of absence. They are thankful he has a job but they don't know how they can hang on to their home with no pay for a month. They are paying tithing-DOUBLE tithing in fact-going to church, serving as ward missionaries, 100% visiting and home teaching, bringing his spirit children here, family prayers, scripture study, home evening, and she asked me today, "Why? We are doing everying we are supposed to be doing?" Feeling the same way you and Cody feel. I don't know how but somehow this will all work out. I'm just afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better. Thank goodness for families and the Gospel. Because that's what it going to take to see us through this. Teele and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

C said...

Oh my gosh! You didn't call her an S.O.B!! lol jk. I'm so sorry Danica. I'm glad you spoke your mind to her, though. Maybe this means your true calling is waiting for you....a hip-hop dancer!! I love you. Keep your head up and keep thinking about your other "good news" ;)

Liz said...

Okay I am sending a second message because you may not want to post it and it's a completely different subject. But CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for you and Cody and your Mom and Dad and BRODY...lol...the little truck needs a cousin. Oh and your are so right about Royal and Ryan looking alike! I have always thought that but never heard anyone other than my kids say so. I think Orin has a look like them too but he has darker hair.
Again Hang in there and just concentrate on that baby and rejoice in your new little blessing. Heavenly Father loves you and is mindful of your needs...it will work out. Oh yea I almost forgot I would love to photograph your baby!

Lamar Echols said...

Wow, what a day. Sorry to hear the bad news. Good luck!! You gotta love these moments.

Ryan and Shannon Rapier said...

Okay, it sucks. That's true. But just like before, you'll be blessed. Better job? Better pay? No Sundays? More affordable insurance? Who knows. We're praying for you!!!!!

Tamra and Jim said...

wow, you really let it all out, didn't you? I am hoping for the best and it looks like you've tried to keep your sense of humor through it all. (Don't be too hard on Cody, now. Just cause he's close by doesn't mean it's his fault.) Anyway, keep your chin up and look hard. You'll find a much better job somewhere. I know it.

The Lewis Lovebirds! said...

Well at least when people say "you aren't the only one" its true. My company laid off a guy with a one month old baby, when he brought his stuff to me, i litterally cried for him. Every day i go to work i close my eyes on my way to my office in hopes it's still there, i don't care who you are there is no avoiding cut backs and lay offs. Don't let the stress of it get you down, you are to funny waste time bummed. (i'll keep my eyes and ears open)

Anonymous said...

Life sucks and then you die!

tenneysrtuff75 said...

Tara said
"Danica- I'm sorry you lost your job. It pretty much sucks...a lot. Maybe it will lead you to something better and more exciting. See if you could Nanny for someone? It would be a good job for you. Check on line on the LDS site. Sometimes you can find a good job there. OR look on the cities site. There are usually good jobs and pay well have good hours with holidays off."
Sorry I didn't comment sooner. I meant to....I'm pretty much the worst sister ever. And I'm sad that I'm not cool enough to make the side bar picture list.
Oh and LOVE the poofy hair. Did you see the picture that Rustin put up of me on his blog....ha ha ha. Gotta love the huge hair look.