Post # 1
I don’t know what to do. My soon to be husband might loose his job soon. The company he works for has hit a bad spot. The lack of follow-up from the CEO has lead the company to go into the red or at least very close. A year ago, I resigned from my job to reorientate my career. Anyhow a year later, were at a point that we were supposed to buy a house and a car. Those plans are on ice at least for the next few months. Now with his job on the line, my plans to stay at school are up in the air or at least, working on one class per semester until I can graduate. I’ve decided to look for full time work again. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long to find something. I’m more worried about his job, the company has made him promises but I can see that they’re cutting some jobs this week. I hope his won’t be one of them. Now I feel like our intimate wedding is in the air. My family will help with some of the expenses such as the food. I’m greatful that we didn’t book the original venue and end up in debt by not being able to pay for it. How do I support him? What should I do? I just don’t want him to think that I’m sad and that it is getting to me.
Post # 3
@unosmartcookie: I am so sorry you are facing this. I don’t know if I have any great advice, but I’m sure that your verbal and emotional support will go a long way. No matter what happens with his job, just remind him that you will stay with him and that while you may be heading into a rough time, you will come out on the other side with the support of your friends and family and each other. Best of luck to your job searching.
Post # 4
I’m happy to say that things aren’t as bad as we initially thought for his job. He isn’t at risk of loosing his job at least. They done temporary lay offs and he wasn’t one of them. As for me, I had the surprise of having a job interview immediately after I applied to a job. Will see if I get it due to the fact that it is an english job in a french city. I know, I have the qualities that the company is looking for. Things happen when your not really looking, things will come my way.
Post # 5
That is really good to hear, I’m glad its not as bad as you thought it would be. Good luck getting the job if it is the one meant for you!
Post # 6
@unosmartcookie: I’m so glad it’s not as bad as you thought it was! Hope things continue to go well for you two! 🙂
As for your original question, I agree with @ClassicCorvette
that remaining optimistic and supporting someone emotionally as well as showing that in different ways is important when that person has lost a job and as a result can tend to be less optimistic and feel more down.