Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Now I'm just another statistic....

I survived the fourth quarter layoffs and then the first quarter layoffs, but my luck has apparently run out and I'm a victim of the third quarter layoffs.

Ick pooey.

I'm not surprised... it's been gloom and doom in our industry and they finally had to cut deep enough to really hurt. I may have lucked out last time that they didn't want to slow down development, but they're going to be doing that after we're all out the door.

Thankfully this isn't a "don't let the front door hit you on the backside" layoff where people are gone before you know it... they gave a lot of us a month to work on getting things tied up and transitioned off. That's a huge help to the people who are left... and I've been in their shoes too, before, so I'm more than glad to help out. It's gonna truly suck around there in a month.

I'm grateful that I've had steady employment basically since November of 2005. I hope I can find something new quickly.

I'm glad this news came after the trip to Vegas, so we were able to enjoy ourselves and have a good time.

So, it's time to brush off the resume and spend some time on the many job sites on the interwebs.... time to throw my resume at everything I can find and see what sticks.

Luckily, the hubby has been cautiously planning for disaster since the start of the year and we have some money saved away. Today is a rainy day, I guess.

It's not the best severance package I've ever run into (a sad thing to have experience with) but it is something, so I figure I have two months before the brown stuff starts to hit the fan.

But it still stings a little... it always does. I happily listened to their calls of "take some time off today if you need to" and booked out of there at lunchtime. I couldn't think straight, anyway.

But, tomorrow morning, I'll shake it off and head into work just as if I was a contractor who was coming to the end of a gig... I've got a month to make sure I don't leave a storm in my path, and I do like to tie things up nicely. I've had to deal with those surprise storms and it ain't fun.

So... again.... no real blogging about food today, and likely for the rest of the week while I give myself some well-deserved brooding time.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

So sorry to hear about this.
Pour yourself an unemployment-tini
and brood away.

Scarehaircare said...

Sending much love and admiration for your willingness to tie up loose ends.

Marilyn said...

{{Hugs}} I'm going to be optimistic and believe that a new and better opportunity is awaiting you.

Hairball said...

I'm sorry. That really sucks!