DH was told a couple of weeks ago that the organization he works for (for 30 years!) would be closing his store at the end of the calendar year.
He was not given a choice about another position in the organization, simply given a severance package. (Believe me, we’re grateful for that! Even though I doubt we’ll be able to afford COBRA.)
He was also told he couldn’t say anything (including to his employees) until the decision was ratified by the board at the end of the month and publicly announced. Fair enough. That’s sort of standard operating procedure. Painful, but true.
The announcement was made public earlier this week. Below are a few phrases that “good church people” have uttered in response to the news. Feel free to delete these completely from your repertoire.
- Well, he had to have known it was coming, right? (said with a big grin)
- God’s plan is best; His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. (WTF?)
- We will have to find other ties that bind (clearly, we know too many dementia patients)
- Can’t he just stay home and putter around the house? (Have you MET him? He’d be dead within the year; Either from people withdrawal or from a puttering accident.)