Thursday, June 14, 2007

When the moon hits your eye like big pizza pie....

Yesterday's retirement party was a success, many people stopped by and he was happy. Until he left----and that was very, very sad. He was crying---and when I see a man cry, I cry. It broke my heart and even worse, I know it's a sign of things to come, for all of us. We won't necessarily all be unemployed, but things will change and some will leave, and change is just hard. For everyone. I was asked in a comment if I was sure that I will lose my job. No, I am not sure. I am hoping that the place will be bought, and that most of the employees can stay. I feel somewhat certain that i won't be one of them, however. Generally, couples buy business's such as this one, and I have the job that most wives do, along with an outside manager, and that may be the husband or otherwise. And sometimes they bring in their own general manager.... I most likely make too much money to be kept on and I am not willing to take less....even for less responsibility. So, while I am not sure---I am being realistic. I started in the car business at least a hundred years ago (okay, a slight exaggeration), and I started in the finance and insurance department. I then sold cars for a few years, then I went into accounting, then into the parts and service department, then I was made manager over all of it, which essentially means i do what-the-hell-ever needs done that day. :) Never a dull moment, for the most part. I really don't think I could be told what to do anymore, at least not there. I've essentially made all the decisions for years, or most of them, anyway. I guess it's time for me to take the advice that I always give, time will tell, wait and see, timing is everything, one door closes and another opens. Yes, I believe in all of that. So, I will wait and see.

Another long day ahead of me, and I have been spending quite alot of time in the service department, the heat is getting to me. And all the walking/running(?). I am tired today. But I am doing pretty well---I hope each of you are, too. Have a great Thursday. Later.

9 comments:

Josie Two Shoes said...

I know how hard the waiting and wondering is Jamie. I'm hoping that God does indeed have something even better, and maybe less tiring, in store for you!

Josie Two Shoes said...

My situation is so much like yours, Jamie. I've been here 18 years, and do it all - whatever is needed. My pay and benefits have increased to go with that, but it isn't really transferrable to another job. I also wouldn't take well to starting out at the bottom again, taking orders from someone half my age.

Angelissima said...

aw! that is sad. poor dude.
i hope things will be looking up for your biz soon. regardless, it sounds like you have mad skills, so you'll be alright.

Amanda said...

Change IS hard... but often it ends up being for the better. I hope this will be the case for you too, even if it doesn't seem this way right now.

I'm so happy to read that you feeling well these days! :)

SOULMANGE: said...

thursdays are good...cuz it's the day after humpday and the day before friday....which makes it kinda almost saturday! woo hoo
yep... i need a nap.
have a good day

SOULMANGE: said...

by the way... this whole past week almost, every time i visit your page, your titles leave a crappy song in my head for hours! just wanna thank you for that.(are you purposely targeting me?)

simonsays said...

lol @ soul!!!

simonsays said...

Josie---you are so right, i would not be able to take orders from a kid, either.

Amanda, I hope this ends up being better, too. Thanks for the encouragement.

angel, Thanks for your encouragement as well!

evalinn said...

A man just came by my room here at work to say goodbye, he´s retiring after 45 years with the same company! He´s pretty sad. Having to go and not knowing that u have a new job would be even worse. Good luck with it all!