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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Total shock...

Oh dear, it is said that God never gives you more than you can bear but I can tell you I feel like I am getting close to breaking point.  I have shared with you in recent posts the difficulties, stresses and sadnesses which I am facing on the home front but at least, I always had a job that I loved.

A job that, of course at times has its own stresses and strains but is always rewarding and fulfilling as I saw teachers and students use the history books which I have published to help them in their teaching and learning.

Sadly, this may very well change!  My company has just announced this week a total restructure which involves the closure of several departments, at least 75 redundancies and nearly everyone having to reapply for a job.   Everybody at work is shattered and feels uncertain of the future as there are fewer jobs than there are people.  We are all in limbo as we wait to hear when our interviews are and to hear our individual fates.

So, there has not been a lot of stitching or blogging done lately as I try to process this new situation and hone my interview skills.

I did, however, read a new light romantic comedy (it cheered me up no end) which you might like to try.


It is a lovely story about an unlikely romantic hero finding love.

That is all for me now - off to hone my interview skills!

hugs, 

P.S. I would also like to say hello to my new followers and to thank all of you who have sent prayers and good wishes my way already.


42 comments:

shez said...

i wish you well Kaye.xx

Sally said...

I hope everything goes well for you Kaye x

AJ said...

My hugs and prayers are with you Kaye. Good luck on the interview!

sharine said...

Best wishes for the futurexxx

Denise SA said...

Sending positive thoughts your way hoping all goes well

cucki said...

Best wishes for you always dear friend..
Sending you lots of positive thoughts and big hugs x

retdairyqueen said...

I understand a little of what is going on with you
Sometimes you just feel like you are getting a good kick every time you try to get up
Hope things improve xx

Annette-California said...

I know that when a Company restructures, yes many people have to re-apply for a job. I wish you all the best. If you have to re-interview for a position, take it seriously. Do a resume and dress appropriately. You should be fine. So sorry to hear this happened with your company.
love Annette

Christine said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your interview

Noela said...

All the best in these uncertain times, Kaye. Hugs.....

Mii Stitch said...

Yep, been there, done that! Unfortunately that is the economic situation at the moment! I moved to a new job for a totally different company, and it was for the best :) All the best for you x

Stamatia said...

I hope everything goes well for you Kaye. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Peggy Lee said...

When God closes a door He opens a window. Maybe that's what is going on here. Your stress level must be sky high but I will pray peace for you.

Rachel said...

I hope everything works in your favor, Kaye. Gook luck. (((Hugs)))

Robin said...

Wishing you well. Try to stay positive.

Vickie said...

I am praying for you.

Sarah in Stitches said...

I have a very similar situation at work. I've been off for nearly two months now and still haven't heard from them - not a good sign. I wish you better luck than I'm having! :S

Shirlee said...

Always praying for you Kaye.

P.J. said...

Best of luck....when one door closes another opens... Things will fall into place. Be strong! Thanks for the reading suggestion; I will have to check that out. I am getting to the end of my stack for summer reading.

Barb said...

I am sending you good wishes!! I had to leave a job I would have done for nothing because of my DH having to change jobs! Very painful.

Lija Broka said...

Poor you; but as I like to say we live life in black and white stripes. So after a few blacks of stress and negativity ... the white ones should start to appear. Good luck on the interview/job issue! We have been having restructuring/redundancies for the past 2.5 years it seems. Living year in year out. Letter of threat November/just before Christmas with a long wait till April of whether you'd be staying. This is some tough economic times we are going through.

Myra said...

Kaye I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way. I hope it works out well.

marly said...

I'm wishing for whatever is best for you. Such a difficult time and now this! Take care of yourself - know that we are all thinking of you.

Carol said...

Oh, Kaye--I do hope things work out for you. So many people around the world are going through the same thing right now--even in my own little library there is a big shake-up going on... Will be thinking of you and hoping for the best!

ariadne said...

Redundancy has become the nightmare here too.Wishing you all the best of luck.AriadnefromGreece.

ariadne said...

Redundancy has become the nightmare here too.Wishing you all the best of luck.AriadnefromGreece.

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, Kaye! I'm in a Union and our jobs are all based on seniority. Our dept downsized from 14 transcriptionists to only 4, and luckily I was #3 in seniority. But all the others were trained in new positions. It's no fun learning something new after 20+ years!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Corage Kaye,a teacher's job is full of srtess,I know that...:(

Emma/Itzy said...

*Hugs* I will keep my fingers crossed for you xx

Mouse said...

paws crossed for you that all goes well ... ((hugs)) love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hang on in there!
Restructuring is a pain in the neck. We're going through it at our place, all the shop management have had to reapply for their jobs and our two have both decided not to bother and have taken redundancy leaving us with just four staff!
I'm sure they will keep you on, if not then it's their loss.

Chiara Levorato said...

oh Kaye, so sorry to hear that.. on top of all you have going on! I feel for you and wish you all the best for your interview and career position.
lots of hugs to you, your Mamma and Papà.
all the best,
chiara

Linda said...

Oh Kaye, I am so sorry to hear this. I thought you just got a promotion. Sending prayers and good wishes your way. I know you will get some position or another.

Linda

Catherine said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

gracie said...

Sorry to read this post. I hope it will all work out.

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your job Kaye. I know how much it means to you. Sending you hugs and prayers.

♥ Nia said...

Stay positive and strong sweetie! Things will get better!! {{{Hugs}}}

Christine M said...

Sorry to hear that Kaye. Hope it all works out for you. Sending you hugs. Christine xx

Bernadett Rauski said...

Lovely works in progress.:)

Stitching Noni said...

Oh Kaye, this such terrible news... I popped in to say hi and to check how everything is going with your Mum... What a shock to hear about your job. It is horrible waiting to hear the final judgement especially when it is out of your control. I do hope that you are one of the lucky ones.... Be strong. It s very true that when one door closes another opens... You just have to be ready to step through when the new one opens. Take care. Lots of hugs and positive thoughts for you and the family :)

PS: hope the op goes ok :)
Hugs xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Kaye, I am so sorry to hear that you are having to face this upheaval in your life. Sending good thoughts that your interviews go well and that they realize they can't afford to lose you! Deb

Valma said...

I cross my fingers fr you sweetie
I know how you can feel
I lost my job 2 years ago and still haven't find a new one =(
I so loved my previous job
times are hard but stay positive
big hugs
xxx

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