Thursday, January 1, 2009

I blame the ECONOMY

There are a lot of things that I could blame on the economy. Like maybe the fact that I am a little over weight, or maybe my love for really stupid jokes. What about how Bob barely won Survivor over Susie and Sugar didn't get any votes. But that wouldn't make much sense. Something that might be more reasonable, maybe that people aren't going to get their nails done at the school which is causing Cristina to extend her time at school a week or two to get in the services required. But the thing that the economy is effecting most of all right now is my employment. In these times the general public just isn't spending money unless they need to. Which brings me to my purpose here. You may or may not know but as of yesterday (Dec. 31, 2008) I am no longer employed with MRM. I was told on Sept. 15th that I was being put on part time as of Oct. 15th, until "times" get better. From that day on I have been searching for a new job. However in this economy not a lot of companies are hiring, in fact if you watch the news, a lot of companies are laying off, so obviously nothing came along. Apparently "times" didn't get any better in the furniture business. When the consumer doesn't buy furniture then furniture stores don't by furniture from the manufacturer, ergo Adam loses his job as office manager. On Dec. 1st I received a phone call at home letting me know that my last day of work would be Dec. 31st. It must take a lot of courage to call someone to lay them off instead doing it in person. Then avoid at all costs talking about it while at work. After looking for a job for a month and half with no success I was starting to get pretty discouraged. However I know that as long as I do the things I know are right and live the way my Heavenly Father wants me to I will be blessed.
Because of this I decided that I wanted to do something that I had more control over. I want to be in charge of my own career, so I am moving into a new field, sales. An opportunity came my way to get my insurance license and sell life insurance. This is something that I have toyed around with doing for a while now and... well it looks like it's time to do it. This comes at a time that it finally feels right for me to do (plus there is a lot of money to be made in this industry if done right).
So wish me luck as I take on something new and move in a new direction. No need to fret though, I still have the furniture connection if you need furniture at a good price, I can still get it for you.

9 comments:

Cameron's Corner said...

That sucks, dude. For the last 10 years I've been telling people, "Hey, if you ever get sick of your job, the Dept of Corrections is always hiring... come work with me."

Except as of 2 months ago... we're not. Hiring freeze, apparently.

Snelsonclan said...

we at the snelsonclan wish you all the luck. You can also always look into the Department of Defense...there is hill air force base there that I am sure is hiring for something.....Gov't is always a nice way to go.

Susan said...

I understood that MRM found you 3 jobs and you turned them down for one reason or the other. And didn't they take you out to lunch and buy you a watch?

Vearl said...

Susan, they did find me 3 jobs, 3 jobs that were less than half of my current income. I don't even know what Susan this is? If you are sticking up for them, the thing that bothered me the most was the phone call. Tell me in person, I feel that I deserved at least that.

Cameron's Corner said...

Thanks for the $200 watch and the $50 lunch. I'm making about $30,000 less a year... but thanks anyway.

Tell Susan where to stick that watch.

Susan said...

This is Susan Russell. First off it wasn't half your income and your the one who said the economy was in the toilet - a job's a job and in your blog you said you couldn't find any. Take two and work two part time jobs. The phone call was out of line I agree but that was one person that did that (and you know that) not the company and that is no reason to smear them on the internet. They kept you employed for years and more then took care of you. I think it is more then out of line and it tore Jeff up inside to even have to put you on part-time and he was sick about having to let you go and you also know that. I'm sorry about your predicament but you are out of line.

Vearl said...

I was layed off by MRM not the persn that called me. In my opinion that doesn't take the responsibility away from the officers in the company to make suse it's done properly.

Archie said...

This is par for the course when someone get layed off. But some time we burn bridges that cannot be rebuilt, sounds like your bridge has fallen in the river. You can't take back what was said to the bosses wife. I think your chances to buy furniture at cost just went down the river. Never forget loose lips sink ships and it sound like yours are waving in the wind. MIGHTY POWERFUL LESSON
I heard these guys really took good care of you.

iamjoesbackbone said...

I really don't want to add anything to the fire here but I just want to say that my brother-in-law, Adam, worked so hard for that company and I saw how upsetting and hard it was him and my sister when he was moved to part time & especially when he was let go through a phone call. He cared about his work and everyone knew it. He is an incredible person & they let him go. In all fairness, If he wants to let his friends and family know what happened & how upset he was on his own family blog, he gets the right too. Flat out.