We were surprised by my husband's layoff back in 2006. After 12 years of loyal service, we thought that my husband's management position in the company was solid. After his layoff, we looked back at some signs that showed us that he was losing his place within his department. There were times when he wasn't included or notified of crucial meetings. Upper management did not acknowledge his efforts anymore.
On Wednesday, some of these same signs are starting to surface in my husband's present work environment. Needless to say, we are nervous. My husband's supervisor is known for making hasty, uninformed decisions. He also has no problem cutting jobs in order to save costs. My husband's boss had a really cold "tone" with him on Wednesday.
Please pray that we don't have to go through another layoff. We have no savings left. I hate to see my husband's anxiety now that we try to prepare for the holidays. It took such a toll on the whole family the first time. I remember how my kids were on edge all the time. They could feel our anxiety. It was a very long 2 years of job searching.
We're back in resume preparation mode. Technology management jobs (like all jobs) are few and far between. It was such a difficult job search last time.
Thanks for listening.