I’m sooo good at keeping up with my blog, right? It’s been a long month for both Tyler and I.
At the beginning of February, Tyler was laid off from work. I took the news harder than he did. Tyler’s a happy boy and will always think positive regarding the situation he’s in which is why I had to do all the worrying! I started freaking out and lost my appetite to spend money on food and everything else. Tyler asked me not to tell anyone about him being laid off
We immediately went over our finances and worked on a new budget that same day he got laid off. We were so fortunate that he was able to receive another paycheck for his unused vacation days. Also it helped that I have an extra income with Yellow & Savvy Design. But I hated feeling totally responsible for both of us, our animals, our home and everything that we own.
Tyler started applying for jobs every day and after a few days he had interviews lined up. He was trying to go in a different direction since he was in the pest control industry before and no longer wanted to do that. There was a veterinary compounding pharmacy only minutes away from our house that Tyler applied to before he got laid off. He had an interview and it went well. He didn’t hear back in a few days so he kept following up by calling and going back to the office. After a while, the supervisor told him that they couldn’t hire until next month since they were expanding their offices. Tyler wasn’t going to give up so 3 weeks later- he went back in the office with donuts this time. The supervisor finally called Tyler back that same day and thanked him for bringing in donuts and that he really admired his motivation for wanting to work there. He finally hired him! So yeah, we think the donuts got him the job. ;)
We are really grateful for this new job since the schedule is better and he has the weekends off now finally. Plus I get to see my man in scrubs!
We learned a lot through this experience and why having savings is really important because we didn’t have money saved for this kind of situation we were in. With our new budget, we were saving A LOT of money. I couldn’t believe it….we were always overspending on everything before. It’s stupid. Now we know better and will continue to stick to our new budget now that Tyler is working again.