Friday, April 17, 2009

Holding on to hope

One of Mr. Hard-Worker's (HW) co-workers was "let go" the other day. I was sure his being fired had to do with the state of our economy. When I questioned my husband about it, he said his co-worker wasn't doing his job. My thoughts, however, are maybe he thought he was doing his job and the powers that be kept changing his responsibilities. Of course, with HW being the primary bread winner of the family, he and I are both concerned about the stability of his job. He works long, arduous hours during the week and it's not unusual for him to put some time in on the weekends. Even with all of that, there is no guarantee he won't be let go. Consequently, he has lost sleep over the worry. I try to tell him that there isn't any point in worrying because he doesn't have any control over it. Easy to say not easy to do, though.

An update regarding Computer Boy (CB). I asked him why he didn't use the bathroom and he said he was working. He was doing math which he enjoys, so he probably didn't want to stop what he was doing. Since this wasn't his first "accident", I think I may speak to K's son. He is a psychologist and may have a few thoughts about CB. Then again, he's not a children's psychologist, so he may refer me to someone else. But, it doesn't hurt to ask. In case you're wondering, K is not the person who upset me, while she is opinionated, she knows when to "back off". Oh, and by the way, J (the out-spoken friend), brought up CB's issues and the incident again. I didn't answer and got very quiet until I could change the topic (which may be the way to handle her). I think she got the message because she didn't bring it up again. Whoo-hoo! Honestly, I hope CB's problem is just a maturity issue and nothing else, but if there is anything else going on. I will get to the bottom of it.

10 comments:

Momisodes said...

I'm so sorry to hear. I will be hoping and praying for your family. We know this worry all too well.

Joyce-Anne said...

Momisodes- Thank you. I hope the concern is unwarranted. Right now, everything is status quo.

Tara R. said...

More than half our office staff has been cut in the past year, and more than 20 percent of the company employees overall have been laid off. I'm concerned about my job too. I understand your worries.

Joyce-Anne said...

Tara- It's scary. A hard worker could be laid off at any time for no other reason than the economy.

LceeL said...

One day at a time, darlin'.

Natalie said...

Hi, Joyce -Anne, I don't know how I missed this post - weird. Intuition told me to check. Hmm....lucky I did.
Things sound scary for your poor Hub, and consequently for you, too. I hope it all works out for you all,in these stressful times. And - sounds like you handled that troublesome person with dignity. Well done you.xx♥

Joyce-Anne said...

Lou- Yes, one day at a time.

Natalie- I maintain that it makes no sense to worry about something that hasn't happened, although try to tell that to my head strong husband.

LceeL said...

FLYBY!!!!!!!

Tara R. said...

p.s. (I have something for you at my place. Don't feel like you have to play along if you don't want to, but the parting gift is yours to keep.)

Joyce-Anne said...

Lceel- Thanks for stopping by.

Tara- Thank you. I am planning to play along.