Thursday, January 8, 2009

Time out *updated*

I was all set to write something funny about the ups and downs (heh) of a cheerleader's emotional state, but then I found out we were having layoffs again today.

This will be the third month in a row that the powers-that-be have used staff cuts to try to solve the problems they created with bad decisions and poor planning.

I don't feel very funny right now.

*update*

Seven people were let go today. I was not one of them.

Except in a weird sort of way, it would have been a relief to just get it over with.

In the meantime, I am looking for work.

Anyone?

28 comments:

LceeL said...

Not that I want to foment any trouble (foment, my favorite Middle English word) but do you see in what you have said, how the seeds of revolution get sown? The greedy old men at the top (AND the young ones) have got to learn that they cannot just piss on the people forever - that someday the chamberpot is going to get dumped over THEIR heads.

Rachel said...

Oh Darlin' Janet.

My heart is in my throat and prayers are going out for you.

nikki said...

Fuck. They really like to keep you guys riding the emotional roller coaster, don't they. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Oh no :( Am keeping you in my thoughts Janet

Burgh Baby said...

Good luck, ma'am. Keep remembering that it WILL all work out and that it is in no way your fault that things are the way they are. It's just time to move on and experience new fun things.

Janet said...

I'm sorry. I remember the two times my former employer went through layoffs. It was a terrible, tense time.

Be well.

Kaytabug said...

You know my thoughts are with you! Take the tub of fudge with you to work today! Much love coming your way babe! XO

Indigo said...

It's a scary time with the economy the way it is. One of these days as Lceel, said the higher ups will finally grasp they need the ones below. In the meantime I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke dear one. (Hugs)Indigo

songbird's crazy world said...

I can empathize. I work for a company that received a bailout. the good news is, no layofgfs. the bad news is, I own stock in the company which is now virtually worthless.

Jenn And The City said...

My darling company chose to layoff 20% of the workforce the week before Christmas. For the same reason, bad business decisions. We all got gathered together for the announcement and then sent back to our cubes to await "the call". I didn't get "the call" but almost half my department did. My heart is with you today.

Pamela said...

it's a sign.
you need to write for janet and not for them.

go freelance planet!

Beckie said...

That just sucks. I'll be sending positive vibes your way.

Burfica said...

I'll pay you to come clean my house. hahahahaha

Joanna said...

Bet you wished you would have taken my suggestion of leaving a present from rat dog. Be glad you took the high road as that would have put you on the fast track of there's the door.

So sorry! I'll keep you in my prayers.

Nap Warden said...

Man, I am reading the same story everywhere! It's getting scary out there:(
Oh, I know...I need a manager;)

Debbie said...

Thank goodness you still have your job. Even if you are looking around. It is good to have something in the meantime.

Jaina said...

That's so scary.

Momo Fali said...

I am so relieved for you. As for the job-front...if you find anything, could you see if they want to hire my husband too?

Karly said...

That has got to be so stressful. Hang in there!

the rotten correspondent said...

You've been on my mind all day. All day. In the middle of the most ludicrous situations I would think of you and wonder how it was going.

I understand the feeling of just getting it over with. But I so hope it doesn't come to that.

Kila said...

Ugh, the suspense.

Glad you survived another round.

Karen said...

My guess is that they're keeping the best workers on staff. Little comfort that is, though. Something will come up. And it'll be the best job ever.

melissa said...

oh honey!! i'm so sorry you have to walk around feeling like this!! so yucky!

A Spot of T said...

Phew!! I can just imagine how unnerving that would be...the waiting...the not knowing. ugh! Thinking of you.

Huckdoll said...

Oh jeez. I'm so sorry to hear that, Janet. The girls' Dad's company just laid off 700+ and there's at least one more round of layoffs to go before they're done. It's like having your stomach drop out. I feel it for him and for everyone going through this right now.

Janet said...

That's so awful. I have no suggestions. I'm trying to find some freelance editing work myself but I haven't had any takers. I think that even if they want you to work at home, they still want you to live in a real town.

Karen said...

I remember living through the rounds of layoffs, then I volunteered to be the next one. It was a great relief to finally go and get on with my life.

Janet said...

I can relate to this post...not job wise, but living situation wise. Ever since Dad passed away, I've been waiting for the hammer (my brother, the trustee) to fall. Sigh...

 
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