Several bloggers have posted about how the economic downturn has impacted them...other than my tiny stock portfolio taking a hit, we have been relatively unscathed. Until today.
Mr. P's company had a staff meeting where they were informed of an across the board 10% pay cut for all staff. Also, no more 401K matching, and no more gym membership reimbursement. BUT, on the bright side, Fridays are now half-day...so with a 10% pay cut, they get to work 10% less. Except for Project Managers. Remember that promotion Mr. P got? Yup, it was to project manager. However, things could be MUCH worse, and we are grateful that it is just 10%.
That all being said, we are still in pretty good shape...as long as I get tenure. Speaking of which, Alain still hasn't made his decision about my paper. I hope he makes a GOOD decision soon.
Totally unrelated: We have no Thai restaurants in our town, and I love me some hot, hot food. Because of the aforementioned staff meeting, Mr. P was at the main office of his firm today and that office is in a much bigger town and tonight he brought home some stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, onion and broccoli. 8 out of 8 chili's hot. It was amazing, and VERY Weight Watcher friendly. So even with the paycut news, today turned out al.right.