Tuesday, September 9, 2008

getting laid

It's not what you think.

Sadly, fourteen of my cohorts were laid off yesterday. Sign of the times I suppose. It happened so suddenly. I wasn't able to say goodbye. Brutal. Swift. Done.

I saw one girl rush out in tears, not knowing what had just transpired. But she was a crier. Cried at everything so I didn't know. And the guy I used to have lunch with? I spoke with him in the morning about our project. Then I didn't see him for the rest of the day.

Then there was the meeting. Tightening our belts. Making necessary adjustments. It may not end here. Weathering the storm. We'll see.

2 comments:

Diabolina 3.1 said...

so scary. i saw my first lay offs a few years ago. eeks.

WendyB said...

I used to work at Lehman Brothers, and I'm sure you've seen the news about that place! Glad I'm not there anymore but who knows how many potential customers of mine are being laid off and having to cut back.