Saturday, September 29, 2018

Here come another decision.

  You wake up, take a shower, eat breakfast, get to work on time.  Everything is good.  You only wish all your days were this perfect. There has not been a single issue until at 4pm, you are asked to go to the conference room.  Your first thoughts were "Am I being fired? Man, I knew today was too good."  Then your negative thoughts were interrupted by others entering the conference room too.  You think "Why are they letting all of us go?  There are a lot of Senior people here.  The company must be hurting to let go of all these people."

  An older man stands and said, Hello everyone.  Everyone in this room has a choice to make over the weekend ... Stay here in Wolf Bay office as apart of the leadership team to save this plant and might be laid off in a year or move to a small town in KY.  We will need your decision on Monday morning.

  If you choose KY, the positions are leadership roles, the company's campus includes furnished condos for all employees.  All employees will have 2 weeks to get there.  The company will fly anyone who wants to fly and ship some personal things or the employee can drive and bring their car and person items.

  In a year the office might be closing without No chance of employment. You will have family and friends and church.  You could be apart of the team who saves the plant. 

  Do you stay to try to save your hometown plant or do you move to upgrade the KY plant?

  Not all decisions are not negative vs positive, but it is a decision.  Not making a decision is a decision also.  You have to decide what is best for you and your family.  Something to think about: why was it so easy to think negative thoughts and going into the meeting.




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In A Time of Loss

Loss with sorrow, in the separation or death of a person, in the death of a pet, losing your source of income, loss of a home or transportation, etc.  

First, in the time of loss, we need to grieve.  Give yourself time to say goodbye to the past and embrace the future.  No matter how hard it hurts, one morning you will awake and notice you are a little better.   

Second, find a support group.  Please seek help.  Some people say after 30 days, but everyone needs help from a support group.  Some people have family who is encouraging, some people need to go outside your family, depending on what has happened.  Seek out a group of people who are having the same problems.  When there is a loss, you will need a group of people who will help and not judge.  You will need to find positive ways to adjust your life.   

Third, be realistic.  Accept what you can and cannot do.  Accept what you can and cannot change.  Accept people who are encouraging you.   

Fourth, find something positive to do each day.  Don't sit around and complain about the problems.  Get up and move.  When you feel the blues coming; walk, run, go to the gym, move.  

Fifth, give back and help others. As you live your life, you will meet people who are going thru the same kind of loss, reach out and help them.  Give to these people in a positive way because you know how that pain feels.

Serenity Prayer    
By: Reinhold Niebuhr     

God grant me the

Serenity to accept the things I cannot change;  
Courage to change the things I can change;  
and Wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;  
Enjoying one moment at a time;  
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace;  

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, 
     Not as I would have it;
Trusting, that He will make all things right 
If I surrender to His Will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and Supremely happy with Him forever in the next.  


IN TIME OF LOSS ...      
         Get help.

         Give back.


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