Every year about this time the county has their annual budget submissions/decisions. So, in Superior Court we always have a department provided pizza lunch and the news/numbers are given to the staff. With the state and county budget shortfalls, everybody's been hit hard. We've been pretty lucky so far.
Last Friday we received notice we had a mandatory 8:00 a.m. all staff meeting this morning. Well, that set off alarms for me. When something happens that's out of the norm, I take notice. I tried really hard not to worry over the weekend and just wait for the actual news. It really is easier problem solving the ultimate issue in question.
So I walked into the meeting room this morning, and there were homemade rolls and sweetbread. Good sign. Health care contributions went up, no cost of living raise (I don't care) but NO jobs were cut!!! I'm so thankful. I have been blessed in my life, and I will never take my job for granted again!