Archive for November, 2010

Laid Off-Day 2

Posted: November 30, 2010 in Laid off
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Today is the second day I have been laid off.  So what did I do today…

I slept in and when I woke we got ready and then headed out to Dough nut Bank. We ordered a cake for my nephew his birthday party is this weekend. The cake we ordered is a Toy Story 3 cake. He loves Toy Story. I also had a bagel with very berry cream cheese on it.

After that we had breakfast we went to Wal-Mart and bought some Christmas gifts and some groceries. We then head home.

The wife had to work tonight so I gave her a ride to work and then came home. Where I decided to call a couple of friends to see how the industry is doing. It is not looking good out there that is all I can really say about that.

I also did the laundry, I washed 3 loads and folded a lot. I also watched some of the show “Surface” on Netflix. I love me some Netflix.  Also cleaned up the kitchen and swept the living room.

Agenda for tomorrow go by the office and get my final paycheck, go to the bank and stop by the college to get some paper work.

Tune in tomorrow for more from an unemployed man.


Today is the first time in 15 years that I don’t have a job. I have been laid off due to a lack of work. First off let me say this is going to suck! Second I hope I don’t get into my head. Third I am going to have to find some stuff to do to keep me busy.

So the beginning of my story starts now!

I was working for the same company for going on 13 years, they ran out of work so they had to lay people off. Nothing they could about, our customers are out of work so there is no one we can get work from. Really it is just a sign of the time. They say the recession is over, I would have to disagree especially in the Mid-West.

I have already filed for my unemployment which they say can take up to 21 days to start receiving it. What could happen in 21 days? hmm. I can miss my house payment, car insurance, all the credit card bills,  and all the other bills. I can not buy groceries. If something bad could happen it probably will.

While unemployed I have the luxury of looking for a new job that is not going to pay nearly what I made at my old job so there for making things really hard on me and my wife.

I will get to catch up on things around the house, wrap some Christmas gifts and get the house ready for Christmas dinner, maybe work on the book I have been writing, play some video games, and watch a lot of Netflix. I would say hang out with friends but they all still have jobs. I figure that everyday that I don’t work I will write on my blog and keep the world informed I can write about what I do during the day, what our pets do while I am home.

Is this a bad thing to get laid off or a blessing in disguise. That will only be shown with time. I hold no hard feelings towards the company I worked for, I know that if they had the work I would still be there. The problem is that if you don’t build I don’t work.

So stay tuned for more on my “EXCITING” time of being laid off.

Mall Shopping

Posted: November 10, 2010 in rant, Story
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Well the other day, it was actually like a month ago,  I was at the mall with my wife, she is in a store as I sit in one of the comfy chairs in the midway. While sitting here I start to think they should make malls more like amusement parks. I don’t need the rides but we could use some midway games. You know the games like the one where you use the big mallet to hit the thing and ring the bell, the kind of games you see at amusement parks. See this is our mall it already has a ride now add some games make it more enjoyable.

Oh well it won’t happen and that wasn’t even the original reason for this post. I was going to vent about the people who bring their children to the mall. Especially when the child starts to cry and the parent does nothing. They just let them cry as if nothing is going on or ruining your once happy shopping experience.

I was in a store one of those stores that is suited for adults, the ones that sell funny adults toys for bachelorette parties and beer stuff. When this lovely couple with 2 kids come in, first you should have to be 18 to enter but that is my opinion. They come in with their kids that when entering are quite as soon as they cross the threshold these kids start screaming and crying. What do these parents do?

They just continue shopping and ignoring the children. Because we all know if you ignore it, it will go away. Makes me angry.

Better yet this particular mall puts a child play area Right by this adult theme store. What are teaching the children of the future. I understand that it is up to the parents to watch their kids but come on have you seen a lot of the kids today. As you here a lot of people say you need a license to drive, catch a fish, fly a plane, hunt but anyone can have a baby.

This maybe one of those posts that just doesn’t get posted unless I just get angry and hit send.