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February 24th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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I know I haven't been around as much lately and I just wanted to fill you guys in on what's been going on with our little family. A few weeks ago, my company merged with one of it's international partners and since the new owner has a fully-staffed marketing department that handles North American marketing/communications in Baltimore, my position as a Marketing Director was eliminated and I was laid off.

It's been really stressful since DH is in school full-time and I have always been the primary earner in our household, but my company did give me a generous severance package so we should be able to stay afloat for a few more months. I've gotten interviews for 3 of the 4 jobs I've applied for so far, so hopefully something will work out soon. If I don't get something soon, we might have to start looking into relocating, which I really don't want to do.

Emily's school was paid up through the end of February so it's given me a lot of time to job search (and work on a free-lance website and social media project for my BIL) but as of this Friday, I'll be a SAHM until I find something. It's really weird not having a job to go to everyday...I've had a full-time job for so many years (even during undergrad and grad school) and I've always been really career-oriented and enjoyed working. I love spending more time with Emily but I really kind of miss going to work every day
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February 24th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Oh, Melissa, I'm sorry this happened.

It seems too many of us and/or our spouses have gone through lay-offs since we became a DDC. It's such a stressful thing, compounded by having a new baby.

I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. So I hope that you'll enjoy your time as a temporary SAHM and find yourself in another fabulous job soon. Good luck on your interviews.

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February 24th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Oh wow, that must be so stressful

Enjoy your extra time with Emily, I'm sure you will get one of those three positions...if not all of them Good luck and keep us posted!
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February 24th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Oh gosh Melissa, I am so sorry I can imagine how hard it is for you to not have a job to go to, harder emotionally than anything else. You poor thing I hope this only means that you outgrew that job and now a better one is out there just waiting for you, and in the mean time at least you can rest a little and spend time with Emily.
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February 24th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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*hugs!* I hope you can enjoy your time as a temporary ASHMa, and that one of those positions works out for you!
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February 24th, 2013, 09:39 PM
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maybe it will be a blessing in disguise! I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I hope you find that true here too! I think there is just something better in store for you
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February 25th, 2013, 01:30 AM
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I'm sorry, Melissa. I really hope one of your interviews leads to a new position soon, and that all works out for the best xx
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February 25th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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I'm praying for you. *hugs*
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February 25th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Thanks ladies! I also believe that everything happens for a reason so I'm hoping this will lead to a better opportunity.
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February 25th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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That's awful news! Good luck with your job search, I am sure you'll find something soon!
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