Thursday, August 6, 2009

I just need to vent sometimes

I think I am having a bad day. It's nothing that I am showing on the outside but the is a war of emotions raging on the inside today. Adam lost his job on my birthday. Now, as some of you know, we own our own landscaping business (The Queens Greens) here in Charlotte but to be completely honest, it had taken the back burner so that Adam could help his "friends" open this restaurant. These guys are chefs from all over the city that have worked together and apart from Adam (also a former chef) in some of the most well known establishments in Charlotte. They basically all decided they were going to open up a new restaurant in a neighboring town and had asked Adam to take a job as the kitchen manager. The money really was just too good to say no. In the beginning they realized there were too many "chiefs and not enough Indians" (everyone thought they were the boss) and some people left or were demoted. Adam was the exception and was given a raise and commended for his hard work there. For those of you that don't know my husband, he is one of the most hard working people I have ever known and cannot fail at anything he does. When he commits to something, he is committed 100%. People constantly commend him on his outstanding work ethic.

I know I have blogged about the little amount of time we have been able to see Adam over the past months because of the extremely long hours he was putting in there in addition to his landscaping business. We are talking about someone who got up before 7 every morning and got home around 11pm. Long story short, I decided that he was in need of a vacation and planned a trip to Charleston for 4 days. Essentially, while we were out of town there was some revaluation of the money that was coming in through the restaurant and that they could do without one more person. Adam having been on such a high salary, he was the perfect candidate and so when he arrived back to work on Monday, they allowed him to work and then let him go when he showed back up on Tuesday. Unfortunately it was very unprofessional the way it all way handled and more than anything friendships were damaged.

Besides feeling terrible for my sweet husband, I have this anger built up against these people because they have now attributed to the pushing back (once again) of baby plans in the near future. Not to mention we were getting ready to start an addition on the back of the house. Lately, it seems like just when everything starts going GREAT for us, there is something to tear us back down. It's very hard to wrap my head around right now. I don't know what we are going to have to do to get back on top. We are now back without health insurance and without a significant sum of money we had come accustomed to having. I guess it just goes to show that in the economy nothing can be promised. I just would love to see my husband come out on top for once. For all his incredible hard work to finally pay off somewhere. He deserves it so badly.

Anyways, I had to get that off my chest. I'll try to not do that again anytime soon. Pray for us.

1 comment:

Family American Style. said...

That is horrible, I am so sorry. That really is bad when you can’t count on your friends to handle something that important with total professionalism and compassion. They have to know that letting Adam go would devastate your family. “Friends” Hummmm!!! OK, I get the economy is bad and they felt it necessary let him go. But! They could have given Adam a notice so he could prepare for the lack of income. The worst companies give a severance pay. I hope your landscape business takes off through the roof. These are really hard time.