Today has been a right kick in the teeth. Hairy and I have just found out that he’s lost his job due to redundancies at work, effective as of today.
I really can’t process this, and he’s not doing too well either. It’s been a lovely experience over the last two months working in the same office as him, and the thing that actually upsets me the most is that we’ll be losing that. I accept that redundancies happen, and I accept that Hairy was probably the right decision at this point but it doesn’t make it any easier to know that Hairy is now back to being unemployed and we have to rethink everything we’d got planned for the upcoming months.
Hairy and I don’t really have the best of luck, but this takes the biscuit. We’ve weathered worse, and probably will weather worse again in the future but right now the truth is that this is painful – we’ve lost half our income, Hairy doesnt get anything in terms of a redundancy package due to the length of service and my job is also insecure. Plus there’s the fact that I have to go into work tomorrow with everyone who will know what has happened and will try to be nice about it.
Hairy’s dealing with it better than I am – at the moment he’s downstairs in his dressing gown playing computer games with a game plan for the next week in terms of job hunting and getting us back on our feet. I’m sat trying not to cry for the umpteenth time (he’s the one who’s lost his job!), and trying to figure out what to do with myself.
In any case, for better or worse this time tomorrow Hairy and I will know where we stand with my job and hopefully it’ll be good news.
Man, I hate being a grown up.
As I said, it’s not the end of the world but I am definitely going to be missing his face around the office for a long while yet.