Tuesday, February 17, 2009


When the recession first hit "us", I told my colleagues, this is the first time I feel the impact. One of them said, "you shouldn't feel the impact unless if you play shares". At that time, I just felt uneasy. Now, months into the recesssion, I feel more and more insecured.

It's the first recession ever since I graduated, the first since I live on my own income. Many said I have hubby to rely on now, I do not have to worry about not having a roof over my head. But, that's still beside the point.

When the BIG GUYS in Automotive went down the drain, my sales figures followed suit. I was told to be prepared for the worst, to find some small business I could do with hubby. I was actually prepared for the worst then, coz I realised, in this realistic world, at this point of time only $$$ matters. My sales dropped tremendously, and it's only right if company really decided to ask me to go.

I was told again this time, to "jump boat" if I found better opportunity. In this time? You must be kidding, but that's yet another reality. The VP for AP already gone. HQ had already been re-structured thrice. Customers have been badly affected. VSS, restructured, pay-cut, shutdown, you name it.

I took the most leaves end of Dec to Jan in my working history. It was not just because of the wedding, or you can say, it just coincide with the wedding. We were asked to clear all our 2008 leaves by end of Jan. So, luckily, wedding was in Jan, I managed to clear my leaves, with a meaningful purpose.

Now, we are asked to clear our Jan & Feb leaves. Hubby suggested to go for a short road trip along East Coast, towards Terengganu to look at turtles. :-) I would have wanted to go somewhere further if not because of the recession. I am glad we did not spend a fortune on our once-in-a-lifetime wedding plus the honeymoon. We cancelled our Europe trip and decided to go to Bali instead, though we have changed EURO at a really good rate, we choose to keep the EUROs for now.

Hubby says it's not the worst yet, the nightmare is far from over. I am really worried...

1 lil' thoughts:

Han on 1:05 PM said...

I totally understand your concerns and views on our nation's economic recession. At least you're not in denial like most people. Maybe I can share something with you here. Hope you will find it useful :)



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