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I am an OHSU employee. The stimulus package is too little, too late. The damage is already done. Those folks who were laid off are not coming back. I suppose the package might help keep MORE jobs from being lost, but for now, my FTE was dropped from full time to .75, and I have 8 years of seniority. Another of my coworkers lost her job altogether. We also lost our shift differential which is like a pay cut of 1.51 per hour. I lost $550 per month in pay and benefit dollars with this cutback.
My husband was laid off last Monday. He worked designing and building industrial robots in Vancouver, WA.
Between his layoff and my paycheck cutbacks, I don't know how we are going to make it. I hope to get to a food bank today as we have no money for groceries at this point. I never thought in a million years that at age 45, I would be struggling this hard. Thanks for listening to me. I would call, but I am too angry at this point.
Stacey Hunter, Vancouver WA
posted 4 years, 3 months ago
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