Monday, September 17, 2012

A New Chapter

Some days are full of surprises, today was one of those days. I generally work on Mondays, so nothing different there, but there was an unexpected meeting scheduled off site for this afternoon. I have to admit I had some thoughts about having a meeting off site...there are reasons they do that.

After we all had gathered in the conference room, the announcement was made that our jobs would be eliminated in a months time. You could almost hear the air being sucked out of the room. I think it would be safe to say most were stunned. I was surprised, but the thought of this being an elimination meeting did cross my mind....like I said, why else would you have a meeting off site?

Since I went PRN I was told that my status could change at any time, so it was as if the Lord had already prepared me for what was ahead. I have been working, but only a couple of days a week, but this isn't just about me, I have coworkers that have literally had the rug pulled out from under them. There was a multitude of emotions in that room and all I could feel was compassion.

The next couple of weeks will be difficult, there is still work that will need to be done, transitions that will be taking place. My one question, do I continue until the job goes away in a month or do I stop now, it really is my choice at the moment. Lots of things to consider, there is the people factor, relationships I have made and what my role is now in helping to support my coworkers...I do believe God has a plan and a purpose in all of this....maybe it was to get me moving...have I ever mentioned how I dislike change.

Lord you have assigned me my portion and my cup, you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places, surely I have a delightful inheritance  Psalm 16:5-6


Farm Girl said...

I hate change too, I don't know why because God never wants us to get comfortable. I bet it was a horrible meeting and what a shock. As I was reading I even caught myself holding my breath.
God is not surprised nor is anything out of His control. I will be praying for you.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Maryann, I'm so sorry you are having to go through this issue with your job; my hubby's company downsized constantly for about 5 yrs. He retired from there but if he would have gotten a package it would have been easier. I love this verse-it is one of my all time favorites! Blessings and peace to you.

Debbie said...

Oh Maryann I LOVE this verse...such a favorite. I am sorry all of this is going on but your right of course, it sure helps knowing it is all in God's plans for you, and it sounds like He has prepared your heart. I will pray for you to make the right decision, and that your co-workers will find new jobs quickly.


Creations By Cindy said...

Praying, praying, praying! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Praying for you as you face this uncertain time ... that you may be a blessing to your co-workers however things settle out.

mare ball said...

Wow, a shock I'm sure. You are right that God may have something else for you. He is NEVER surprised, so that's a good thing. :-) Am saying a prayer that this transition will not be too disruptful.