My husband and I have been lucky enough thus far to not be affected much by the poor economy. We both still have jobs and can afford our mortgage and everything else in our lives. By working for a government contractor I am certain (knock on wood) that my job is secure. If no one has any money, the government sure does! My husband, on the other hand works for Ford Motor Company. Not so secure. We hear rumors daily about his plant, his job, his shift etc. but have chose to keep on truckin’ until someone with authority gives us any real information.
Today he was told by his committeeman that on Friday, he will most likely be told to report to night shift. This is not the type of night shift were he would go in a 9pm and still be able to have dinner and spend time with me. This is the type of night shift where he would leave the house at 4:30 – just 30 minutes after I get home. I would basically only see my husband on the weekends. That fact alone is enough to bring me to tears, but add in the fact that I have crazy bouts of anxiety that I don’t know how I will cope with having my husband be gone all through the night.
I know everyone is having a hard time and I am lucky that he even has a job. For the time being, that is. I am hoping and praying that when Friday rolls around we are able to dodge another bullet for the moment. Please keep us in your thoughts and hope that he does not get sent to night shift.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.