Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today the Boss is here.....

Today my hubby's Big Boss is in town.  He was sent an email last Friday telling him to pick him up at the airport at 11am this morning for a meeting.  No other info was in the email.  This made me worry.  Then I worried more when we found out that no one else knows about this trip the Big Boss had planned!

After the Big Boss wanting to close this branch down late last year and the axing of Hubby's storeman and Hubby having to take a significant pay cut in order to keep his job, I am more than a little nervous about what today may hold. 

During the last 5 months hubby has doubled the monthly takings of the branch.  Yes it is still not making huge profits or anything but it is growing and the future looks quite bright, but I can't get rid of this sinking feeling I have.  I know what the Big Boss wanted from this branch and I know that it hasn't got there yet.  I know the Big Boss has a doom and gloom type of outlook on what the future holds for business here in Australia.  At the same time I know that the Big Boss doesn't want to lose hubby from the company, he has said that over the last few months too.

But,,,,,,,I have a feeling he is going to ask hubby to take a job in Melbourne, I so hope I am wrong!  The feeling has been with me for 3 days now, due to a few things that hubby has heard from others within the company and the opening of a new job in July in the Melbourne office.  I can't get the feeling out of my mind that the conversation will go something like this........"I don't want to lose you from the company but I will be closing the Adelaide branch.  I would like you to move to Melbourne and take this new position".............Aaaaghhhh

I truly don't want to move to Melbourne.  I don't mind country Victoria but I really, really don't like Melbourne.  I like to visit but I just don't feel that I could live there.  Its just too busy and driving in Melbourne really stresses me out,,,,(I refuse to drive on the occasions we have been there lol).  I'd be happy living in the country area but of course head office is in Dandenong, add to that the prices of houses around that area are out of our league too!  But most importantly we have the kids to think about.  My kids have their Dad living just 5 minutes from us, I can't take them away from him!  My stepkids live mostly with their Mum, that would mean we would rarely see them and Mr11 with Autism  isn't able to just be put onto a flight, he would need a carer with him,,,,,it just wouldn't work!

I am probably stressing over nothing and it will be all okay at the end of the day, but so often before my "feelings" have been spot on when it has come to Hubby's jobs.  I know we have talked about making a fresh start but moving interstate wasn't really high on the list of possibilities, it was a dream, not a reality type of thing.  Being a blended family means we have to think of other people, we can't just pack up and move far away without discussion. 

Okay I am going to go and bury myself in some mind numbing housework and try not to think about it.......

5 comments:

Niki said...

I am nervous for you. Good luck. Doesn't sound like Melbourne is an option. I refuse to drive there too. Terrifying.

Tania @ Out Back said...

I have my fingers crossed that the news from the Big Boss is good and something you want to hear. Dont think I could live in the city either, Adelaide stresses me out let alone one of those BIG cities lol!

Jen R said...

Oh...Im holding my breathe now....move bad...too far for the kids....think staying putt and payrise again :)

Greenie Canberra said...

I'm on tenterhooks on your behalf! Hope it all worked out ok and your worries were unfounded. Now, let us know! :))
Greenie x

Becky said...

Deep breaths... relax... whatever to be will be; we all just have to learn to roll with it and cast off the worry. HUGS! Though as I know not knowing your future can't really play havoc with you mind, body and soul.