The rumor mill continues to churn at work, and it's starting to make me a little edgy. Nothing has actually been decided, however, and I'm going to pitch my idea of reducing hours to my boss today. Depending on my mood and how much I let the possibilities swirl around, I can see the potential to get myself pretty worried about this.
I'll need to find out for sure if I'd qualify for unemployment benefits, because it's a contract position. I also have to find out whether I could, if I can't stay on at the CDC, go to school while on unemployment. This strikes me as such a no-brainer, although I don't know if it is the case. A person who loses their job should be able to have the unemployment benefits for, I don't know a year? in order to get retrained for the next thing. It seems like such a good investment to me. I'll take on the burden of paying for the school, just let me have something to live on and don't make it hard for me to get health insurance, OK?
But I'll have to find out all this stuff. The logical part of my brain gently reminds me that I don't have enough information yet.
I thought that I'd start having trouble sleeping about all this, but I am frankly amazed how exercising three times a week makes it easy to fall (and stay) asleep. I was thinking about work stuff last night before I went to sleep and thought I'd be restless, but clunked out and slept well. I'm a little embarrassed to say that I haven't stuck with an exercise program for this long (4 months and counting) before. I haven't lost much weight here, but damn, I feel good. It does help my outlook, and that is reinforcement to keep doing it. And I can see changes in my arms and legs that make me feel like I've got something to show for my work too.