So we spent the past few days getting all packed up and ready to move. Danny's car is waiting for our arrival in MI and all of our worldly possessions are packed onto a semi trailer and are somewhere around Iowa at the moment enroute to MI. We had our boarding passes and were prepared to take off for our new life in Michigan when the rug was swiftly pulled out from under us. It may have been a bright, sunny day here in Happy Valley, but it was a dark day indeed for the Thatcher family.
Allow me to explain...Last week Ford announced that they were going to be laying off 10% of their white collar workforce over the next couple of months. That made us a little nervous, so we put our house buying plans on hold and decided to play it safe by renting for a year to see how things go...well, today we received a dreaded phone call. Ford has decided that they are going to retract all offers of employment...in other words, we are out of a job. Yikes! So at the moment we are jobless, homeless and all of our belongings (minus a few suitcases) are almost to Michigan. We are now relying on the good graces of Danny's brother, Steve, and their family. It's a good thing for family, without them I'm not sure how we would weather this storm.
Our world has been turned upside down today, but hopefully things will turn for the better shortly. In the meantime, anyone know anybody hiring a recent MBA Supply Chain Grad...Let me know!