"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

August 16, 2011

When it rains, it pours!

It's been a weeks since we found out about our little baby B.  Honestly, I needed this whole week to accept and come to terms with it.  I've had a lot of continued problems and complications....3 visits to the ER just this week....contractions, which were so scary....and continued bleeding....but today, I feel so much better!  I'm still on bedrest until all these complications calm down, but today I realized how blessed I am.  I'm sitting here on my bed at 1:18am.....I only have a little corner to sit on because my 3 beautiful kids are spread all over the bed.  They all came in a little bit after Ova left for work and have been keeping me company.  We read our scriptures together, and said our prayers.  My 3 little angels that are here give me so much strength, and I'm so grateful for them.

On Monday last week, the day before we had our ultrasound.....I found out that SkyWest is going to be laying off 170 people.  The sad thing is that I heard about it over facebook from one of my good friends that I got hired with.  I, most likely will fall into that 170 people.  I've worked for SkyWest for 7 years now and I honestly LOVE my job.  I work with great people, have had many opportunities for leadership and advancement.....and I've been able to travel the world.  This is a job I would have kept for my whole life if I could have. 

The way it all came about is super shady, and I'm a little upset with how everything was handled.....I just feel like the hard work we put in, and the performance we gave.....reaching or breaking almost all goals that were set for us, we deserve a little more than just a kick to the curb like that.  I understand that the airline industry is sketchy, and layoffs and furloughs are inevitable.....but I just wish we would have gotten more of a heads up about it than we did.  Delta opened up positions that were hiring in SLC both the ramp and customer service....they had the positions open all week long.  They closed their postings on Friday and we all got the memo through our company email on Monday that there was going to be a reduction in the workforce, AFTER the open positions were closed, so we didn't even have a chance to apply.  I just wish they would have told us a week earlier, or at least worked something out with Delta to let those of us that are getting furloughed have a chance to apply for Delta, or transitioned us over....like we did for them when they laid their people off.  It just doesn't seem fair. 

When it rains, it pours......but I know that after the storm there is sunshine!! 

There were flight attendant interviews and a few people who did get to apply for Delta.....so hopefully with the movement of people, I might have a thread of a chance to keep my job.  Once you've worked for an airline....it's extremely hard not to.  I love the ability to decide last minute to take a trip....to be able to attend all family functions even if they are out of state, or out of the country.  It's been a huge blessing for our little family....in letting us go to Australia, New Zealand, and especially Tonga to meet and see new family and friends, somthing we'd never have been able to do if I didn't work for the airlines.  If I do get let go next month, I will really miss that.  The past 7 years have been great, I've traveled many places, and made many many lifelong friends.  I guess the next month will determine whether or not I get to keep my job.....praying and keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be safe....but if not, at least I do know that the sunshine will come and hopefully I'll be able to find another job that is just as good or maybe even better!  There must have been a reason that I felt so inclined to go back to school when I did!  :)

2 comments:

ANNA BANANA said...

aww Monica I know EXACTLY how u feel. Our circumstances are similar. But you're right blessings are around every corner. I love ur family and I hope n pray things start looking up. It sucks the way Skywest went about it, and they definitely should've handled it better. I hope u get hired on at another airline in the future! :) Much Love

Melissa said...

So sorry to hear you go laid off. What a bummer. What a blessing it was to have that job. How fun that you have got to travel the world. Maybe I will have to try that job when my children are gone so Lance and I can roam the world.
I hope that the best rest goes more smoothly. I have been thinking about ya a lot lately. I tried to text you on Sunday and I didn't get a response. I am thinking I have the wrong number for you. Will you write or email me your number? Chilenachica02@yahoo.com. I would love to talk with you.
Sure love ya!!!