[Homestead] Economy & family
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 5 10:43:33 EST 2008
Lisa, I am sorry to read about your sister's family. I am very worried about my younger brothers. I don't think we'll be out of this mess by 2010, I'm expecting the worst in 3 - 5 years. They should have let it all collapse, earlier this year. They have postponed the inevitable and made it worse.
I'm glad that you know your family will pull together. I'm afraid our society is soon to see many broken marriages, heavy drinking
, and such.
Change is hard. Bad, life-changing "change" can be more than some can handle.
--- On Fri, 12/5/08, Lisa K.V. Perry <lisakvperry at gmail.com> wrote:
> My sister in NE GA called met 8:00 this morning with bad news. Her husband is losing his job as Gen Mgr of Up the Creek restaurant, in
fact, the owner is closing all the UtC restaurants in that area effective
> 12/15. He'd been with the company for almost 7 years. They are nervously
> awaiting word to see if he will be assigned an Applebee's store (a sister
> chain) effective 12/15 or shortly thereafter, or if it will take a month or longer to find a position for him (a lapse in paychecks) or if he'll be
> out of a job completely. The store employees do not yet know the store
> is closing. My brother-in-law gets to give his employees pink slips and
that alone makes him feel like sh*t.
My sister told me not to tell anyone in our family, she doesn't want them to worry until they know what will happen. My husband and I talked about it but it wasn't enough. I wanted to tell you guys.
> They found out two days ago. They've pulled their kids out of karate (2
> boys, one girl - both boys take lessons) and they are going through this
> while my brother-in-law's mom and sister are visiting. At least they all get along.
> Sooner or later I knew this economy would cause problems for my family one way or another as it will to nearly everyone's. I'm looking for the silver lining. They'll pull together and appreciate what they have and let go of the rest, I guess.
> 2009 and 2010 are going to be memorable years.
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