Yup. DH came home yesterday saying he thinks with in about 5 weeks he might be out of a job (he is Exec Sous Chef) Basically the Exec Chef is taking another position, which almost always causes a shake up in staff. DH also said that whispers of the owners not being as financially solvent as originally thought have been going around (which would explain why the Exec Chef would be ditching for an hourly position before even being open for 6 months) I think the restaurant is just going through some growing pains- DH *always* looks to the worst case scenario first. Things could work out well and DH could get the Exec Chef position and the owners might be doing just fine.DH is basically doing the Exec's job and is far more than capable of running the restaurant, and as far as I know, the owners like him. A lot of his worry is speculation, I'm sure. There's some level of risk of the restaurant industry and taking this job was a big leap of faith on our part, so its scary that the Exec Chef would be leaving so soon.
DH said he didnt want to scare me but that I needed to know early that it might be a possibility. Yikes. I knew something was up the other day because DH brought home all of his kitchen knives and tools, and we had to order him new uniforms because the restaurant pulled the plug on providing them. The restaurant is still on good credit terms with the vendors (a tell tale sign a restaurant is failing is when their deliveries get put on COD), so things cant be that bad...
Long Story Short, DH is all of a sudden looking for a new job.
I feel bad because DH is beating himself up. He's been having a tough time as some of you know and the last thing we need is for him to be feeling like he has failed us (again). So I want to stay upbeat and hopeful that things will work out- I am trying hard not to freak out but once again, we are bracing ourselves for uncertainty. (insert image of me on the phone shouting CANCEL EVERYTHING! lol)
I'm trying to decide whether to do a pantry challenge type meal plan for the rest of April to stash as much cash as possible, or if I should try not to touch all the food we have saved in case we need it later on, haha. I think maybe I will try to run down the freezer (I've been saying I needed to for a while), but build up our pantry of non perishables. That way we can still have space for any more deals I come across. Glad our plans were to beef up the garden this year already!! Also we are getting chicks in a few weeks but we may take on a few hens that are already laying from a friend, which will be nice. I already am reaching out more for my direct sales business and have been concentrating on earning more Swagbucks. And otherwise we will just have to keep our fingers crossed that things work out!
What would you do if you knew you'd be out of a job in a little over a month?