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“For Chicky LE-Jump for Joy”

   

Description from Happy Chick aka Harriet: Sort of a combination of "everything coming up roses" and "jumping for joy."
Just wanted to celebrate Lynn's good news.

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  1. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    What news? What did I miss?

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, thank you so much!!! You are the dearest friend to create this lovely pick to celebrate our good news! :D Chicky hugs to you!!!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jen, here is the condensed version — For almost 4 years, Bob hasn’t known if he would still have a job as a salaried engineer as the company he worked for, Delphi, had filed for bankruptcy. He survived 5 cutbacks of the salaried employees. In June, when GM came out of bankruptcy, they made a deal to take on Delphi via another company, but all the employees lost their pensions (including all the money we’ve contributed!). With the takeover, more cutbacks took place and we didn’t know if Bob would still have a job. He was really concerned because he is 60 and has been with them almost 35 yrs, so he figured he might be expendable. We found out in July that he would still have a job, but a different one here with GM. The offers were supposed to come through to the employees in July, but kept getting pushed back. We also had no idea what his salary would be or his benefits package. Bob has been concerned that it might all fall apart at the last minute. He finally got the job offer from GM (accepted it!) and will still earn his current salary!!! We’ll learn more about the benefits as it gets closer to Oct. 1, when the transition takes place. :D

    This might help explain some of those sleepless nights I’ve been having….. ;-)

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    One of Bob’s biggest concerns was being in “job purgatory”, as he likes to call it — too young for Social Security, but possibly too old to get hired on somewhere to do the work he enjoys doing.

    Also, even though he will have a job, the pension money is still gone. The employees will qualify for a government funded pension fund which will provide about half of what we had planned on. :-( In the spring, the company also agreed to give up the medical benefits for the retirees, so that’s something we’ll also have to budget for once he retires.

  5. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Absolutely!!! Boy is that the condensed version??? No, seriously I’m so happy for the both of you! Too much stress to deal with! Here’s to no more sleepless nights! :) I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to pry. I hope you didn’t think I was meddling. I just wanted to celebrate with a fellow Chick friend! And I’m so glad everything worked out. Our God is an awesome God, isn’t he?

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jen, you’re not prying at all! I just don’t know who knows what anymore!!! LOL

    And yes, that IS the condensed version!!!

    He is an awesome God, indeed! :D

    Thanks for your good wishes, Jen!

  7. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    You are absolutely welcome fellow Chick! I have tears in my eyes for you Chicky LE! Gosh I feel like we chicks are the closest of friends on this here LB site! Isn’t it amazing?

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It IS amazing, Jen!!! All of you Chicks have been such an incredible support system for me throughout all of this. :D

  9. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    That’s what Chick Friends are for!

  10. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Hi Lynn, Beautiful pick dedicated to you! So glad to hear your good news! You and Bob are in my thoughts!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Tara! That means a lot to both of us! :D

  12. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    Lynn, hugs to you and Bob. So glad to hear your good news. Glad Bob was able to keep his job during these trying times. God is Good. Harriet, this is just a gorgeous pick to celebrate Lynn’s good news. Our prayers are with you both that you receive more good news in October. Keep us posted. BIG HUGS

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks so much, Evelyn! It means a lot to me! I’ll be sure to keep you updated. :D

  14. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Yay!!! So glad to hear that perfectly wonderful news, Lynn!! Tell your hubby ‘Congratulations’ too!!!
    I kinda know how you were feeling; before I got this new job I felt almost sick…I knew we couldn’t afford to help out our daughter if I was stuck working casual, so it was like a weight lifting off my shoulders to have snagged this full-time position at the Bentley.
    I really have my fingers crossed for you both that everything else works out the way it should with the benefits…they are so important. Consider yourself hugged!! :-D

  15. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Sorry, I almost forgot…gorgeous pick Harriet; love these colors!! Thanks for bringing this great news to our attention! :-D

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Congrats to you and your husband, Lynn!! I’m so glad things worked out with finding work!! :D I know how challenging that can be.

    Harriet, very lovely pick!! :D

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine, thank you so much! I know you understand what we’ve been going through. You’ve been through a similar experience yourself recently and I’m so thrilled for you to have found your new position!!! :D Thanks for the hugs, my “twin” — consider yourself hugged right back!!! ;-)

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Vee! Your kind words mean a lot to me! :D

  19. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks for all the kind words about my pick, and thanks even more for being such good Chick Friends. I was not able to look back in until this morning, and I feel uplifted by all the support offered to our dear Lynn.
    Chicks are Great! Hugs to you all. :-)

  20. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    That’s great news, Lynn! Congratulations!
    :) This is a great pick honoring the wonderful news!

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Lilly! We appreciate your support! :D

  22. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Harriet and Lynne, great pick, GREAT news!!So glad to hear about the job. It is so stressful not to know! Congrats!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Harriet, great pick & a lovely kind thing to do for Lynn :)
    Lynn, I’m so pleased that you finally know what’s happening! I’m not surprised you had sleepless nights, you both must be soo relieved :)

  24. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    :-)

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susan, thanks so much! :D You’re right — one of the biggest stressers was the not knowing. So glad to have that behind us!!!

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Spiral Chick, Harriet is one of the kindest people I’ve ever known!!! :D

    Thanks for your lovely words! Yes, we’re both sleeping better now! :D

  27. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lynn, it’s so great to know things are looking up for you. Waiting to find out about something so important is like having one foot in the air and the other on a banana peel. You are so right Happy Chick, let’s all JUMP for JOY! BTW your pick is truly joyful and happy. I like.

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, thanks for your sentiments! Great description of the waiting game!!! LOL

  29. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Harriet, what a joyful pick for Chicky LE! I know she’s relieved and excited, because now she can buy more beads! LOL!

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Yes, Sue, that’s the only thing I’ve been worried about. ROTFLOL You are one funny chickie!!! But now that you mention it…. :D

  31. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I totally missed this pick… But I also want to say congratulations! I am glad your husband still got his job. These times are not good, a lot of people have lost their job, all around the world. So I am glad things worked out fine. And yes, we chickies stick together and help each other where we can! Hugs to you Lynn!

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