Friday, January 30, 2009

Another nail in. the coffin

Now I've got 'Another Brick in the Wall' stuck in my head. But I digress early on...

Hubby has received his termination of benefits registered letter. In other words, our $300 a month medical bill is going to hit us really hard starting next month (Hubby went out and got Peej a month's worth of his prescription yesterday).

He also found out that his department is empty. Gone. No machines. ie, he hasn't a job to go back to even if they call him back. They never intended this to be a 'temporary layoff', which, truth be told, was something we suspected all along.

So he's forming a letter, demanding what he is due. To the tune of some forty grand. 3 weeks for every year he worked, eight weeks in lieu of notice (cuz we ALL know proper notice hasn't been forthcoming of late right?) and the remainder of his vacation pay.

Dear Readers (all two of you), please pray to whatever God or Goddess you deem necessary that this whole thing is resolved for good very very very soon, and in our favour, if you please. Forty grand doesn't seem like a lot of money, but it will pay off every single one of our debts, keep us housed, clothed and fed for at least the next six months without Hubby having to work full time (and me having to work two full-time jobs), plus for the first time in 14 years of marriage, a little money to soak away for something: the kids' education (Peej is leaving for college in two years), a real honeymoon...SOMETHING other than living day to day wondering if we're going to have heat one day, decent food the next.

*sigh* Sometimes I wish I would wake up and this whole mess would be just a bad dream I could wake up from.


At 10:18 a.m. , Anonymous Kristine said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you that he get's what he is due...
from Reader #3 (haha) and a former resident from the 'Prior

At 11:56 a.m. , Blogger Angela Dee said...

Candles will be light and prayers will be said for you and your family. I am so sorry this has happened. ((MORE HUGS))

At 12:55 p.m. , Blogger Amanda said...

*Hug* Keep Swimming!

At 9:27 p.m. , Blogger Kat said...

That really sucks. I notice that you live in Ontario, ask your pharmacist about the Trillium Health Plan, it's not the greatest but at least it gives some coverage for medications and such.

Hang on, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you guys


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