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March 6, 2009

My crazy up-and-down week

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 9:23 pm
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Well, more downs that up really. 😦

Monday: I find out about my assignment to Italy late Monday afternoon.

Tuesday: I call the Air Force Personnel Center (hereafter known as AFPC) to find out why Tony didn’t get an assignment and am told to wait a week or two and we should see an assignment for him.

Wednesday: The answer from Tuesday isn’t sitting right with me. I start doing some research and find out Tony should have gotten his assignment the same time as me, if they were going to give him one. Call/e-mail a few friends and one of them calls AFPC. Find out late Wednesday afternoon that Tony was not given an assignment because “manning didn’t support” one for him. The girl who called for me asked, “What are her options?” And is told, “She can go unacompanied.” In other words…without my family for two years (or I could take the girls with me and be single mom for 3 years). My other option: separate just 3 short years away from retirement. Since the hold up is on Tony’s side, I call his supervisor and ask him to check into it for us.

Thursday: Spend most of the day trying to get somebody from AFPC to answer a damn phone call or e-mail. After not hearing anything from anyone all day, I send my boss an e-mail detailing everything that had happened up to that point. He forwards it to my Career Field Manager (this is the guy who is basically over my entire career field…he does not make assignments, but might be able to have some influence over everything.

Thursday night: Somebody from AFPC FINALLY calls my husband’s supervisors and tell him they are 150% manned in his career field at Aviano. They can’t possibly send 1 more person over there, but will look again to see what they can do. Later night my Career Field Manager calls…I tell him the whole story. He promises to try to find out something today and call me back (we actually had a fairly long chat).

Today: I’ve heard nothing. It’s 9:22 pm and I’m sure I won’t hear anything tonight. I may try to call my Career Field Manager in the morning just to get some sort of a status update.

This whole thing sucks. Just sucks. 😦



  1. Oh man, that does suck. They can’t seriously expect you to go without your husband. I hope you get good news soon.

    Comment by Casey — March 7, 2009 @ 8:50 pm |Reply

  2. I’m so sorry Limey. Talk about in between a rock and a hard place. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to leave Tony and the girls … and I can’t imagine walking away from retirement either.

    Does the AF help you fly back home for visits?

    You’d think they could find someone other than a mom with little ones at home to send for this.

    Comment by Debbie — March 9, 2009 @ 12:14 pm |Reply

  3. Oh no. That sounds awful. Have you heard anything new? How do they expect a family to react to that? Can they really just split you guys up like that? That’s just wrong. I’m so sorry you’re struggling with this. I hope it gets resolved soon.

    Comment by mrsbear0309 — March 9, 2009 @ 3:55 pm |Reply

  4. Wow! I hope they get this resolved for you!

    Comment by pattysprattle — March 10, 2009 @ 7:46 am |Reply

  5. […] neglecting my blog the last couple of weeks. Between the constant fretting and worrying over my assignment situation and the time change, I’ve either been too stressed or too tired to put coherent thoughts […]

    Pingback by RTT, HASAY, Spin Cycle: Three for the price of one! « Sandie Simply Says — March 12, 2009 @ 8:24 pm |Reply

  6. I am thinking of you every day. EVERY day.

    Comment by Tina — March 16, 2009 @ 12:17 am |Reply

  7. […] came March. What happened in March? Well, first it was this and then this. Somewhere along the way, I threw HASAY completely out the window and ate my emotions for an entire […]

    Pingback by Shh!! Don’t tell anyone I’m here! « Sandie Simply Says — June 1, 2009 @ 10:03 pm |Reply

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