We can finally exhale ....

For the past 3 months we have been living with some amount of fear that hubs may actually lose his job because his company was going through a reorganization after purchasing another O&G company. While his bosses kept reassuring him that his role was in fact secure you really can't relax until the "official" letter is handed to him.

Faruq is one of the hardest working and most committed people I know - there are countless times that he has given up his personal time to ensure that people have the information they require. He doesn't do this because he is a "bum" kisser he does it because he has great integrity and morals. He is often frustrated with people that take the slack approach to doing their job and finds it somewhat disheartening.

He has worked for this company for 18 years this month and honestly after so many years wasn't sure where he would go if he was let go. I think it is different if you are the one choosing to leave a company vs. being told to leave. I'm sure with his experience a new job would not have taken long to secure but extra stress was not something we needed at this time especially with a new baby arriving in January.

We tried to continue with life as normal during the last few months but honestly it did weight on our minds. I'm always amused with people who aren't in the O&G industry and their cavalier attitude towards people who are in this field. You see life is not as rosy as they would like to portray that it is. This is in fact the darker side of the industry but unfortunately it is something that needed to be done to ensure the continued growth of the "new" Suncor".

Faruq finally did receive his confirmation letter this past week so now we can exhale and continue to live our life as we have been doing. Sadly, we have some very good friends that have not been so fortunate and now are faced with the task of finding new jobs and we are praying that they will secure employment very soon.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I'm glad everything worked out for Faruq! We were also on egg shells with spending/budgeting before I received my 'official' letter too! But, everything is now back to order. A little bittersweet for me since I would have been just as happy staying home with the kids!