Yesterday, Chris came home thankful to have a job. In these scary times of a recession and layoffs, we are grateful for Chris' employment. SEVENTEEN people in his department at the USU came to work yesterday with a job and left without a job. Chris was NOT one of them. My heart goes out to them. Next week, Chris does not GET to work. The whole university (including faculty and staff) is on Spring Break and will not be paid. Luckily, the five days of unpaid leave will be spread out over five paychecks instead of one. I'm ok with this idea!
I guess that his department decided to do layoffs now instead of in May or June so Chris says his job is safe and will have it for a long time. Let's hope and pray that that is true.
**At this time, I am also very grateful that I have a degree in SPED and ELED. I really believe if I had to get a job that I could find one as a SPED teacher because few people have that degree and it is a tough job that many people have left because of the burnout. I also think that with my ELED degree that would help me compete against anyone else attempting to get a SPED job. Also, since I have a Master's in Voc. Rehab. that gives me more of an edge over other people. I am grateful for my education!!!!