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Feeling Un-Seasonal

Phil was made redundant from his job yesterday. It’s a very unfair situation in that his position was made redundant, and replaced with a regional-manager type of position. The same thing that he is now doing, but for several radio stations rather than just one. So he applied for it, and didn’t get it even though his department has met all targets and been very successful, because he didn’t have “multi site” experience. It just sounds as though someone’s golf buddy or whatever already had the job. So, he’ll only have another two weeks of work.

Needless to say, we’re not feeling the spirit of the season. :(

I finally hired a Content Coordinator, which will be a big relief. I think she’ll be perfect – java, jsp, hand-coding html, graphics experience, experience working with a CMS, databases, etc. That will be a huge load off my shoulders.

Kip is still very ouchy, but when I briefly lunged him this morning, he wasn’t acutely lame at the trot as he has been, so I decided to wait a few days on having the vet come out. I have my fingers crossed for the best…especially since there isn’t a lot of free money right now for expensive vet visits.

9 thoughts on “Feeling Un-Seasonal

  1. Jeesus-thats terrible. How typically English of them to do that just before Christmas. Bastards!!
    I hope that things look up nevertheless,and that you are both feeling the benefits of the season again soon.

  2. Jeesus-thats terrible. How typically English of them to do that just before Christmas. Bastards!!
    I hope that things look up nevertheless,and that you are both feeling the benefits of the season again soon.

  3. Thanks – to you and Lani, as well. Just think…next year you’ll be sipping margaritas in the sunshine at Christmas, looking at palmtrees with Christmas decorations! :)

  4. Most lovely xmas card :)

    I understand on the vet side of things entirely, sadly enough. With two vet visits already and teeth floating scheduled in another week and a farrier appointment on Tuesday for THREE sets of shoes (well, 2.5 really, Drakkara is barefoot behind), I’m clueless on how to get the funds for the hospital to look at Ally in early January. He’ll be hobbling around for a month at least if not 2 or 3 if I have to end up rescheduling until the funds are there

    Santa needs to drop some money in my lap, thanks Mr. Claws!

    So sorry to hear about Phil. Any company that lays off in December deserves to be kicked in the rump.

    Christmas is what you make of it … we never did much, less so as I got older. But sometimes just the warm glow of colored lights on my front porch with a $5 wreath on the door is enough to make me smile and say ‘yeah… christmas’.

  5. Most lovely xmas card :)

    I understand on the vet side of things entirely, sadly enough. With two vet visits already and teeth floating scheduled in another week and a farrier appointment on Tuesday for THREE sets of shoes (well, 2.5 really, Drakkara is barefoot behind), I’m clueless on how to get the funds for the hospital to look at Ally in early January. He’ll be hobbling around for a month at least if not 2 or 3 if I have to end up rescheduling until the funds are there

    Santa needs to drop some money in my lap, thanks Mr. Claws!

    So sorry to hear about Phil. Any company that lays off in December deserves to be kicked in the rump.

    Christmas is what you make of it … we never did much, less so as I got older. But sometimes just the warm glow of colored lights on my front porch with a $5 wreath on the door is enough to make me smile and say ‘yeah… christmas’.

  6. Yes, I know that you understand about all of the horse problems and vet work and money running out the door as though it were a river. If you talk to St. Nick, tell him I really need some, too. :) I know we should be trying to get more in the spirit of the season, I think P. and I really, really need it right now. Ok, time to haul out the plastic tree and whatever ornaments survived from last year.

  7. Yes, I know that you understand about all of the horse problems and vet work and money running out the door as though it were a river. If you talk to St. Nick, tell him I really need some, too. :) I know we should be trying to get more in the spirit of the season, I think P. and I really, really need it right now. Ok, time to haul out the plastic tree and whatever ornaments survived from last year.

  8. Kip says you’re welcome. If you were here, he’d give you a big, slobbery horse kiss. Of course, he’d then probably snort horse-loogies all over you and step on your foot, but you have to take the good with the bad. lol…

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