Apr. 5th, 2016 03:40 pm
qbear: (jssuits)
[personal profile] qbear
Cats are very sensitive to environment and routines, and any changes are a little traumatic. But they soon adapt. I'm like a cat in that way. I have my routines, and tend to resist change, but I adapt pretty well.

Our household employment situation is changing. Steve ([ profile] rootbeer1) has worked for Virgin America for over six years now, and loves his job and company. As you may have heard, VA is being purchased by Alaska Air and will no longer exist within a few months to a year. There are several options for Steve, but Alaska doesn't offer the scheduling flexibility he has now, so he will either accept whatever severance is offered, or possible transfer down to Palm Springs. He'll lose seniority, but his schedule can be more normal, as we live 10 minutes from the airport. At any rate, we'll survive.

It's still very early yet, but I may be coming out of retirement. It will change my routine, and certainly Steve's and Moochie's, but like all cats, we'll adapt.

Date: 2016-04-05 11:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-04-06 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It could be long as I can work from home.

Good Luck

Date: 2016-04-06 12:37 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Good luck to both of you! You are both such sweethearts. You deserve the best outcome possible! Keep us posted.

Re: Good Luck

Date: 2016-04-06 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, whoever you are!

Date: 2016-04-06 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It sounds great to us, having Steve full time in Palm Springs!

Date: 2016-04-06 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, us too!!!

Date: 2016-04-06 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was wondering how the takeover might affect you guys. Hopefully it'll all work out.

Date: 2016-04-06 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sure it will, but it will be sad to see Virgin disappear.

Ch Ch Changes

Date: 2016-04-07 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was so disappointed to hear that Alaska is purchasing Virgin. I've always loved Virgin's Joie de Vivre and while the people at Alaska are very nice (I worked with them professionally when I was a Hotelier) it's a different culture. I sure hope that Steve can work for Alaska. That would be ideal.

As for your creeping out of Retirement, that's not a bad thing either. Keeping active is key and if you can work from home that would be marvelous. Keeping my fingers and toes that it all works well for both of you.

Date: 2016-04-07 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope it works out completely to your advantage.

Date: 2016-04-07 07:01 pm (UTC)
ext_173199: (Kitten Lick)
From: [identity profile]
Time to make the adjustment is key with a cat. ;)

I've heard a lot of good things about Virgin America from friends who've flown with them. I'd hope that Alaska would recognize the value in the VA culture, but that does seem to be rare....

Date: 2016-04-09 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Here's to the best possible outcome.


Date: 2016-04-20 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought jetBlue would have been a better merger partner for Virgin America, for reasons of fleet commonality as well as culture. I don't really know anything about Alaska being an east-coaster.

"Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the facing of this hour"

Date: 2016-12-06 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just stumbled across your journal from [ profile] quietpathos and I find myself certain I'm one of SteveÎ│s Word w/Friends partners. It is a small world. My husband and I just flew Virgin for the first time last month and were favorably impressed. Saddened by the merger.
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