Some people get laid off with little or no warning. My husband's contract we have a vague knowledge of, sometime between August and October, and the company doesn't post new jobs for current employees to have a crack at first (yeah, I know, doesn't make sense. Do they WANT to have high turnover?).
So my hubby has been casually searching, actively applying, trying for anything remotely requiring his skill set and offering similar pay and benefits. Now his line has a nibble and he's going to reel it in and see if it's big enough to keep, or throw it back in there and hope for a better one while the clock ticks.
Along with "is this the job?" is "are we staying or moving?" Not as simple as it seems for us. There are a lot of opportunities for guys like him if they are willing to travel - a lot and for extended periods of time. Not so many opportunities for guys that want to stay put. So we could end up moving, but why move if he wouldn't be home most of the time anyway? Might as well save the moving expenses right?
That's why we're in limbo. Thankfully we are not unemployed and we like to keep it that way. We'll gratefully take the limbo of "what job next" than the panic of "gotta get a job NOW!"
I have a feeling the Bishop is going to regret calling my hubby as Scoutmaster. My hubby was upfront with him. "I'm looking for other work. I don't know how long I'll be living in the ward." The Bishop called him anyway. My hubby took the job, which seems will entail organizing the scouts for an overnighter and the big week of Scout Camp which he may not even be able to attend himself.
I can just see my hubby explaining things:
"Hey, Bishop, I start work with another company in two weeks. Here's the list of boys going to Scout Camp. You'll need to get another Scoutmaster."
GASP! "But.. but...you're still in the ward right?"
"Well, my family will be here, but I'm going to be working two states away for weeks at a time. I told you before I may not be able to keep doing this long."
"But, you can still go to Scout Camp right? Right?"
"I start work that same week."
"Oh. Oh. Well. I guess if you gotta go, you gotta go. So your wife will still be here?"
"Yeah, my wife and the kids are staying for now."
Oh good! Well at least you aren't taking away our nursery leader away from us! (laughs) We'd really be in a pickle."
She's been in there two years plus, Bishop."
"Great! Experience! That's just what we need in there. You just about scared me to death there! Whew! (under his breath) Dodged that bullet."
"What was that Bishop?"
"Oh nothing! God bless you!"
Okay, sorry about that, daydreaming online. Whoa, I'm spending way too much time on here. Quick, get out now while you still can! AAAAAAAAH!