Yesterday was a shocking day.
I was at work minding my own business when my husband texted me that the company he worked for for almost 30 years was eliminating his entire department and
effective immediately he had no job.
I texted back that that was not funny and nice try, but he was serious.
After 30 years flying for the Masco Corporation he has no job.
Ok, ok, we can do this.
We have been planning on his retiring in 4 years, but that was with his pension.
Now that won't happen until he turns 65. He is 56.
There is a severance package, thank goodness and it should be enough to allow us a little breathing room and time for him to look for another job. WHEW.
The company did hire a placement company to help them all find new jobs.
I don't know what this will mean for us for the future.
Possibly a move? Maybe an opportunity close to home?
We will be exploring all our options.
Thankfully I have my job which has our health benefits and
we have been making the changes for retirement.
I am hopeful that financially we will be ok.
It is unfortunate that the things we thought we had a few more years to save for and therefore use in our retirement are now put on eterna hold but there are worse things, right?
We still don't have all the information and, of course, are beginning to explore our options today.
Please keep my family in your prayers as we begin this new journey in our lives!