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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Are You Fucking KIDDING Me?

Friday, the Lovely Cats and I head to Worcester, MA where my storage still is to check in on it and drop stuff off. I tell her that, according to Lithus's morning phone call, we need to be ready for me to leave the country Monday. On the way to Worcester, my phone rings. It is Lithus. In the 2 hours between the time he had called to say good morning and then, the company had lost their contract and was sending him home because they could no longer afford to keep him on. He'll be back in NYC Tuesday.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???????????????????

First, we weren't told there was a contract outstanding. We were told all contracts had been signed and there was GUARANTEED work through 2012. Second, he turned down 2 BETTER PAYING JOBS to take this one because it was the most interesting one AND THEY KNEW IT. Third, we have made several financial decisions based on this job (sold the jeep, made some large payments to get ahead on a few things, you get the idea). Fourth, we have jumped through our asses for them to get Lithus there in time to get to work on their timeline (remember the unexpected trip to Canada? Yeah.). We also made little decisions based on this (new clothes for both of us for my b'day party; buying Halloween costumes). And while these aren't big, even added together, they are only two things. We've been making these little choices since mid-September when John and Gary PROMISED us *they* were different because *they* had been pilots and *knew* what it was like for pilots to get dicked around by companies and had *sworn* they would never do this to *their* pilots once they started their own company. And they are sending him home after a week and a half.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???????????????????????

So now I had to call the guy who gave me a $50 deposit on the jeep and was expecting to pick it up this afternoon and get him his deposit back; Lithus has to find another job; I have to research unemployment and see if he has to be in the same state where he was last employed in order to collect; blah blah blah...

I was coming home from Worcester and making my plane reservations, wiring a deposit to the place we wanted to live in KL and canceling both my car insurance and our COBRA. TTG I had all that planned for Friday and no sooner.

My friends and family have said their goodbyes ~ some of them quite touching. We have been stressed and on overload trying to relocate overseas. Our friends and family have been patient and understanding and calming in spite of the craziness that this stretch of our lives has put them through. And now...

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????????????????????

I am angry, hurt, speechless, overwhelmed, you name it, I'm feeling it. The reality hasn't quite set in yet but it's coming.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???????????????????

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee, if I can stand to be around you (and you can stand me, too) right now.

7 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Of course you're angry. OhmyGods, that's awful. These people just let the two of you overturn your whole lives and said nothing until it was almost too late. I am so glad you didn't get the COBRA and car insurance canceled and that someone else isn't currently driving your Jeep!

*hug* I wish I could do more. That is awful. I know that everyone who said their goodbyes will be glad that you and Lithus are staying Stateside, but I'm so sorry it had to be this way.

MikeC said...

Awful!! I can only say that I was concerned about your safety as a woman in a Muslim country spending so much time alone. Perhaps there is a better job waiting for him Stateside that will work out better. I trust that is the case.

Neo_Prodigy said...

and shit like this is the reason why one should keep a bail bondsman on retainer.

2 Dollar Productions said...

Shit. Shit. Shit. I would be fucking pissed Pobble as I had a similiar situation happen 2 years ago, but not nearly this bad. It aboslutely sucks when you make big financial/personal decisions based on information that turns out to be false within a short amount of time, especially when they knew your situation and they still screw you around. It's utter, utter bullshit.

I hope things are turning around a bit, and that you're sorting through and rewinding some of the changes that you were making based on the contract.

Again, I'm really sorry.

Krystal said...

I'm so sorry, Pobble!!!

nRT said...

All I can say is "That Sucks".
Wishing you Luck,Luck and more Luck

Rose said...

Oh Pobble- Sorry to hear this.....