My ex-employer had another lay-off this morning.
Seven more production workers and at least two
more office staff. The cut-backs are reaching farther
this time, though.
They have a small facility (all computer chip, all the time)
in California. The CEO is flying there to administer a
lay-off there. First time, ever, I believe.
Another first for them is a cut-back, of some sort, at their
shiny, modern facility in Singapore.
Will I go to hell for smiling about that bit of news?
The folks currently working in Florida are still working
short weeks (thirty-two hours). Indefinitely.
There may be a total plant shut-down for the month of May.
They are expecting no improvement in business this year.
For anyone who cares to leave a comment here, thank you,
in advance. But, let me say this:
It better not include anything even remotely similar to
"it isn't really that bad out there." Seriously.
Oh, yes, the good news:
After charging almost two thousand dollars in car repairs
and maintenance (and still paying that off slowly), the car
still runs well. It looks like shit but, it runs.
And lastly, none of my unemployment checks have bounced.
There is no good news about the new venture at this time.
I have not given up. It is on hold for the time being.