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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Goodbye Crossville Tile & Stone

I sit here in tears today as I write about a very sad day for me yesterday.  It seems I have become another statistic of the economy, I lost my job at a great company.  They said they were eliminating my position.  It was nothing that I did wrong they just had to cut back.  I am still a bit confused on why they picked me but I guess I have to just look past it.  Everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for me.  I just have to trust in Him and know that it will all be ok.  I just hope I can find something else soon.  If there is anybody hiring they probably aren't going to do so until the first of the year so I'm sure I will be unemployed at least for the month of December.  Why is it that companies let people go right at Christmas?  I guess they do it because it is the end of the year but it really sucks.  In my industry it is really hard to find a job right now.  I was really very blessed to have the job I did for so long.  I'm sure I'll have to do something non design related until something else comes up.  Which is fine, not what I would want, but fine.  What is most important is that I have the means to provided for my sweet angel.  Thankfully Zac still has his job but he can't keep us afloat by himself for too long. 

A part of me wants to get mad and just scream about it.  Then the other part wants to just cry.  I had 6 years invested there.  Granted the last 2 were probably the best.  The other ones I would be happy to forget.  All in all I had friends there and don't regret too much.  I will miss everybody.  They are all great people and I loved being there with them everyday.  I think that is what makes it so hard.  I actually liked going to work.  Some days were stressful but what job doesn't have that.   There aren't too many people that can say they like their job but I truly did.

To my co-workers:
You guys were so good to me and I can't thank you enough for being my friends.  We all went through a lot and leaned on each other in the process.   I am so thankful for each and everyone of you.  All I ever wanted to do is help and I hope somewhere along the line I did help you.  I am thankful for what I learned from you all while I was there.  The information is invaluable and I will carry it with me all the time.  Thank you again for all the good times and I hopefully I will see you soon.


Amanda said...

I am so sorry Alicia! Clay works in the Design Build department at UAB. I will tell him to be on the look out for any open positions! We will be praying for you. Hopefully you will find another job you love soon!

Alicia said...

Oh that would be great! Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it!

Tabitha said...

I am so sorry! I can totally sympathize. Jason lost his job twice in 14 months!
It's tough but you'll get through it!

Keith and Natalie Owens said...

Alicia- I am so so so sorry. I can imagine how scary it is- Keith was let go from a company he'd worked for almost 5 years. It took many months, but he found a new job he loves even more. I will be praying for you and your family! You will be surprised how God will work your finances out for you while you look for work! I promise!