Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good news and bad news

Good news: P. brought Chris home. We will be alone (the two of us) for the week.
Bad news: It is not forever. Besides P. "only" forgot to bring Chris's swimming trunk, shoes and raincoat home.

Good news: Chris is going to swimming day camp.
Bad news: The weather turned bad. It was raining for the past three days. Yesterday it was raining so hard they had to cancel one of the kids two-a-day swimming lessons.

Good news: the pool is at a sport center, where there is running track and different exercise rooms, etc.
Bad news: they didn't took the kids into one of the halls to have some running around/exercise time. They were watching cartoons on TV.

Good news: I bought new swimming trunks.
Bad news: The pair of shoes I found in the mall on Sunday evening costed wayyy too much. I don't spend that much on shoes for myself.

Good news: I took Chris to a shoe store, and the summer-sale was going on.
Bad news: There was NOTHING in his size. Things that I liked (and Chris agreed to try on was either too small or way too big.)

Good news: I did found a pair of shoes that is only a little bit too big. It is a "brand" name (Falcon) it is leather, and it was half price.
Bad news: It is orange. Ok, it is the darker rusty orange, but it is still orange... P. will hate it.

Good news at work: I won the sales competition again for the whole office (I did passed those down in the office in the country who work eight hours compared to my six... It is practically impossible to beat them, but I managed to do it again. Yay. It also means I will probably get the big price on the Decathlon (a competition in connection with the Olympic games. I already won a television set and a photo-camera).
Bad news at work: They officially announced that our department will be closed off in march 31th, 2009. Of course we knew about it, in fact I did even knew the date for a few weeks, but it was still so hard to face it. They did say that there will be about ten operators staying as a back up office, but I only have basic card training, besides I don't really want to be an operator anymore. I did hoped that there will be some way out before it falls down, but now...
This also pulls the rug under my plans of living without P. How can I act so sure of myself "yes I CAN do better than you ever did, look how much more I achieved in less than three years than you did all your life" if unemployment hanging over my head? How can I take care of Chris better alone, if...
Ok, I am still the best in the whole Budapest office, and also the best all of our department (including those who work in the country office), and the managers did said that they will do everything to find a place within the bank for everybody, but...
I also know that with my English, and the three years of GE and the Bank under my belt would help a lot in finding a job, but...
So many uncertainties, so many ifs and buts and whatifs...
Even though I like to think myself as a fairly flexible person, I guess I do not take change very well...

5 comments:

h3dakota said...

Oh, Anett {{{hugs}}}... it is good that you really did already know about it - it's so much worse when you haven't a clue that it is coming. And you have plenty of time to get that much better job that is just waiting for you around the corner!! ;) I know it may not seem so now, but many times these things really are for the best.

peony said...

Thanks Angela, that is what I really hope for...

h3dakota said...

You know I love you, hon! :) I hope you are feeling better about it today?

Anonymous said...

Okay, I have been moved to figure out how to add comments. I think it helps that everything but your writing is another language--I just clicked a random word and it looks like a comment box now.

Anett, My heart breaks for you! At the same time I am so proud of you for answering every blow with a positive way through it. Way to keep slogging through it!

Teal

Isis said...

I am sure something will come up in the way of work, either at the bank or elsewhere. Have faith !

As for the orange shoes being bad news because P does not like the colour... LOL... I would classify that as "good" news. Hehe.

Waiting for a new post to see how the week went ! Hugs to you and C !

(not bad for one-handed typing, eh ?!!)