I went to get some groceries for dinner tonight and was suddenly faced with a sobering shock of leaving many of the items I wanted to buy because the prices suddenly increased, and I refused to pay it. The first thing that I saw that had increased was the cost of chicken. None of the packages of avian meat was under $8.00. Normally you can get “parts” for a reasonable price, and being that I only feed myself, purchasing a 2 kg bird is way too much to keep in my fridge. Next were vegetables, mainly carrots and lettuce, as the packages were getting smaller and smaller for the same price, so I passed on buying them there at that store. I drove to another place that calls itself a farmers market and I seemed to have found a place that stocks some food items at a better price. This place has limited selections, but if you need potatoes and other vegetables, this is the place to go. I figure I saved about $6.00 when comparing what I would have paid had I did the one stop shop at my regular grocer.
I need to do some corrections from yesterdays post. First, the number of lay-offs that I mentioned should be 50 employees, not 53. It is 50 employees that a company can do before it is considered a group lay-off and being subject to different rules under the labour law. Next is that I’m still indeterminately employed because I have not received my notice of lay-off. The “Chief” told me just today that they will fight to keep as many members working as they can; and they will not lay down and close the door. The entire dynamics of the workplace has changed since the news of loosing our largest account was announced. I know the next couple of days are going to be “nail biter” days for us as the news trickles down the pipe—so to speak.
Well, it’s dinner time. Tom’s ela-chicken casserole is the main dish for tonight, served with yumy green beans and carrots and a side dish of plain brown rice. Sorry, no photos.