Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I usually keep this blog to book reviews and giveaways, and I don't want you to think I'll change that. But we spend so much time talking back and forth that I consider you true friends. I also know many of you will pray and I need those prayers now.
My husband's company went through cutbacks and decided to fire several thousand employees last year. My husband had won the company's top award for the past four years so we had no expectation of him being one of the people fired. However, they paid for fuel and we lived in a more rural area instead of the big city. He was fired. He was able to find another job, but it was about half his other salary. We were losing money, and we kept thinking it would get better with time. It didn't.
So he put out his resume again. This time it got picked up by a company again offering commission only, but the hours were better and my husband really thought this would allow him control his own destiny - he could work hard and be rewarded. It's not working out. He's made nothing. However we've had more expenses with this job - no benefits and no expenses covered. We even had to pay for him to travel for training and stay in a hotel.
We don't have much money left - or time. He's applying for new jobs, but it isn't looking good. We had just bought the house when he lost his first job and property values have plummeted. We owe more than the house is worth. We can't sell. We're in between a rock and a very hard place. Please pray that he's able to find a new job soon and we're able to get some money coming in. Pray that God gives us wisdom to know what to do and peace in the meantime, because I am stressed out over this.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this and for praying for my husband and family. I know there are lots of people in situations like ours. This economy is hurting so many people. I pray God provides a way for all those touched by it.
Posted by Margaret Metz at 4:36 PM