January 26, 2009


Professor: Well, it looks like I'll need my heroic bureaucrat back. At severely reduced pay, of course
Fry: What about me? Can I come back at severely reduced pay?
Hermes: You got it, mon. In fact, severely reduced pay all around!

That Futurama quote has been running through my head all day.

So Obama becomes president, and I lose my job. Causation or correlation?

Seriously, I just found out today that my job has disappeared. I can stay on as a regular associate, at severely reduced pay, if I so choose. Try this on for size: do all the same work you've been doing, for a dollar less per hour.

I'm sure it's For The Greater Good.


Must decide by tomorrow.

Posted by Sarah at January 26, 2009 02:51 PM | TrackBack

That is lame. Sorry you have to make this decision.

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at January 26, 2009 04:00 PM

Here we go again ...

What a way to start your week!

I am so sorry to hear this.

To foam or not to foam?

A certain slogan from the Reagan era comes to mind.

Posted by: Amritas at January 26, 2009 04:01 PM

That sucks! Sorry to hear that. Trust me I know how it goes. Maybe a little hopenchange stimulus can come your way instead of those who don't want to work for a living :) I'd put in a good word for you but something tells me I'm not on any VIP lists with the new administration. Just a hunch.

Today does seem like a bummer - I found out I paid $14,000 in taxes (so far) and I'm sure I'll have to pay more once I file my tax return. So it'll probably end up being more like $15 - $20k. All of which I will not see any returned investment on from my govt. Suuuuper! Can you imagine what that return would be if I could have kept that money and invested it on my own? What if I were a business and could have reinvested that into my business/company instead of collecting it from employees to give to the govt. I might be able to help someone keep their job or even better get a raise for doing a job well done. Imagine the possibilities for our economy! I know I should hush it up. We're now under a regime that wants an education system that rewards children for mediocre behavior but punishes business for positive growth. Faaaaaaaaaaabulous!

Posted by: BigD78 at January 26, 2009 05:34 PM

So sorry sweetie. But, remember, it's all about the hopey, changey thingey!!! Will this qualify you for an economic stimulus package?

Posted by: Pamela at January 26, 2009 05:52 PM

My vote is tell them no thanks...

You have enough to keep you busy, and frankly could make more money crocheting or knitting for others, or teaching classes at some MWR center...on post, think about it...

you could open your own how to knit shop..

Posted by: AWTM at January 26, 2009 06:49 PM

AWTM is awesome. Why fool around with foam when knitting is your mission? More focus, more money. You've been a part of capitalism; now it's time to be a capitalist!

But every day since we've come a little bit closer to our goal of being fat, rich, white Republicans.

- Queen Leaina

Get even closer. You have the skills, and you will soon have the time.

Posted by: Amritas at January 26, 2009 07:04 PM

I'm with AWTM. Maybe you can call the knitting store in Savannah & see if you can open your own "Happy Hooker" store in your area? I LOVE that store name!

You won't have time for your job once your unicorn arrives. You'll be too busy braiding its mane & riding it around the block and such.

Posted by: Guard Wife at January 26, 2009 09:08 PM

GW, cracks me up, I have the stall for my unicorn, only partially finished, because I am sure it will come with a fancy bridle...and purple saddle.

I will say thi, if you get a discount on yarn there for teaching knitting classes...keep the how to knit part of the job, and screw the foam part....

Why should you keep the discount?

Because you are going to contact your local community college and ask if they need a knitting instructor.

If they do not, call a local community center, and ask if they need a knitting instructor

Get some cards made...

Posted by: AWTM at January 26, 2009 10:57 PM

If you opt not to work the same job for less pay, will you be eligible for unemployment? How would it compare to your income at the moment?

Posted by: HomefrontSix at January 26, 2009 11:13 PM