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Monday, October 27, 2008

Tired of all the bad things happening

Losing granny last year was just the start, but I didn't know it then. I thought that losing her would be the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, but I was wrong.

I lost my child. That is the hardest thing I have gone through, and I don't foresee anything happening being worse than that.

Even so, I received some bad news today. I was fired from my job. I ran a story that my publisher didn't like, so he fired me. It was a book review that one of our reporters wrote. I'm not surprised I was fired. My publisher is an ass who has been trying to get rid of me for a long time.

Even though I'm not surprised, it still hurts. I've been there since I was 22 years old, most of my adult life. The people I work with, for the most part, are my friends. Actually, they were more than friends; they were family, especially Betty, Rita, Justin and Larry. They've been there for me through good times and bad. I don't know what I'm going to do not seeing them every day. The worst part was that the only people who were there when it happened were Betty, Brian and Linda, the last two I don't particularly care for. I didn't get to say goodbye to any of my favorite people. I am going to call tomorrow and tell them goodbye.

It is a huge blow to my pride, of course. I've done good work for them, and I'm the only one who has consistently won awards for the newspaper. Betty is going to write a letter of recommendation for me, and I'm sure Larry will do the same. It just sucks, because I may have to put my trying to conceive plans on hold. I'm going tomorrow to find out about insurance. Please wish me luck that we can find some that's reasonable and includes a maternity rider.

I'm ready for something good to happen.


jenfnolf said...

I am so sorry. I know the economy is bad, but maybe it's time for a change. I'll be praying for you in your job search. ((hugs))

Beth said...

WOW. That sucks! I mean, wow. I just you to know that I'm here for you. I don't always tell my husband all about the stuff that I read, but I told him all about your story after I read this. (He's heard bits and pieces before.) I'll be praying for you to find a job. I wish I could say something helpful, but I really don't know anything...just wow. I'm sorry. :(

Megan said...

That's really awful. I hope you have a short job search and land something even better. Go win a Pulitzer! T&P to you.

Never forgetting Gregory said...

OMG. I can't believe how much bad stuff happens to good people. Talk about having enough to deal with. I'm so sorry.

Autumn'sCreek said...

ugh. girl, i am so sorry. something good is around the corner, it has to be.

Molly said...

What a bummer! At such a bad time... The publisher is a jerk! I'm so sorry... Good luck in your seach.

Mackenzie Alexander said...

I can't believe someone can do that and get away with it. :o( I hate our employment laws - or lack of. I hope you get some good news and things start turning around for you. I don't think 2008 was your year - perhaps '09 will be better!