F'ing Layoffs

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My husband works for ALCOA. It is an aluminum smelter in the town I live in. Alcoa can't reach an agreement on electricity costs to run the smelter with a local electricity plant "Luminate", so because Luminate won't seel Alcoa energy at blow cost rates, Alcoa is freakin laying off people. They are starting with 300....and Clint's name is on the list. F_U_C_K. He has been there quite a while, but now we are going to be in the hole. We didn't live above our means, but he had unlimited amounts of overtime he could pull in, so he usually worked about 64+ hours each week. Well now he can only get 40, and we won't know if he will be laid off until the middle of August. They have to legally post a list 60 days before lay offs occur, then it is kinda wait till the last minute before you know anything........so now the fun of waiting begins.

On a lighter note; Reesie got her cast off on the 23rd, and she still walks funny, but hey, the cast is off.....so I am at least a little happier. Hope to run into you knuckle heads again soon.

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yikes, sorry about the lay ...

yikes, sorry about the lay offs. that blows. my dad works for Nestle and they do lay offs every once in a while. my dads been laid off a few times. this time hes off for about a week. but at least its only temporary so they can save some money.

she still had her cast on? how long has it been? i thought casts were only on for a few weeks. but im glad she got it off. that must be a relief as far as having a hot and sweaty leg and not being able to do anything about it.

Walter are you in one of ...

Walter are you in one of those "moods" again? or is it still????

walt, glad i can count on ...

walt, glad i can count on you to pick up the things i missed. (hehe, i said "on").

Bummer. Might be time to ...

Bummer. Might be time to start checking out options. You know - hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

yeah, maybe he can start ...

yeah, maybe he can start looking NOW just in case. and YAY for Reesie!

Hey, girlie! Glad ...

Hey, girlie! Glad Reesie's cast is off! Now she can "enjoy" some of summertime. I'm sorry to hear about Clint's job -- I hope you get good news.

And Conana, you dad does NOT work for me :)

Are you trying to say your ...

Are you trying to say your dad is a man-whore? :)

LOL, NESTLE!!!!

LOL, NESTLE!!!!

LOL! apparently he IS a ...

LOL! apparently he IS a manwhore. i mean, adams sister is having an affair with him because he looks like robert englund. lol.

She had her cast on for 8 ...

She had her cast on for 8 weeks. The Dr. told me at the beginning that kids legs heal faster than adults; but her bone wasn't growing back as fast as it should have been so the 5 weeks turned into 8. She is SO glad to have it off! She has been upset wathcing her sisters play in the sprinkler and slip and slide, but now she can too!
Clint has been looking at other options; but he wants to see what Alcoa does first.

and robert englund?? ewwww!

and robert englund?? ewwww!

lol, dawn! she has the ...

lol, dawn! she has the hots for him and says my daddy looks like him. i can kinda see where she would get that, but still....ICK!