The things I am grateful for
- I still have my job!
- I don't have to move to another city where there is an office. I still get to telecommute.
- My salary did not change.
- I did not lose vacation days, I actually gained vacation days.
The big unknown is health insurance. Curly Jones (my four year old with autism) goes to therapy four times a week for almost five hours a week. It's not clear if we will have to reduce his therapy. Also my drugs are not exactly cheap. They are luckily all generic at this point, but I don't know what the expense will be there either.
I really don't have much of a choice. I've got to continue working for the new company. In this town there's no way I could make the same salary as I do now. We would have to move which is just way too much stress. Service for Curly Jones are decent, I don't want to remove Green Bean from his school, and our families are here.
Ultimately it's a huge unknown now on the horizon. Does it mean may more job security and a company insulated from turns in the economy? Probably. But we'll see what it's actually going to be like!