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Last week was quite a week at work..... about 13 people were laid off. Now that might seem like a relatively small number considering the large layoffs that have been going on as of late throughout the country. It seems like a small amount, but my company is small, about 120 employees, so that is 10%. Needless to say everyone was walking on eggshells. Normally, around that Peyton Place (drama & gossip) I call work, we get the buzz when things like that are about to happen. Especially me since I am in management. Well, this came out of nowhere. These layoffs actually really made me feel some kinda way. Especially the particualr department they cut, here are a couple of the characters:

The Black Widow: This is what we really called her. She is the only person at work I actually hated. I know hate is a strong word, and that is why I said it. She was so mean, evil, hateful, spiteful, and irritating.... but, she has kids and is a mother, so I felt bad about her losing her job.

The Court Jester: Work will never be the same without this lovable, strange, funny man. He was the funniest most random person I have met since Tiha, Luvvie, & PBG. His entertainment made every day go by a little faster, because he always had a funny story or saying each day. What also sucks for him is he has a part time job, so he might not be able to get unemploment. That blows.



I mentioned them just to say, layoffs, restructuring, and other bullcrap affects everyone. It impacts them, their families, and even the morale and mental health of the people left behind. It also means, Alise has a lot more work and not more pay, and that just sucks. This is short and sweet, but I have to go do ol' bullshit piles of work. hmph........

5 comment(s) thus far...:

Assertive Wit said...

50% of my company was laid off...so I know the feeling. I too got the more work and no additional pay, WHICH is understandable but it is so difficult to keep the morale up when you got folks yelling in your ear and making demands like I don't have twice as much work to do than them. Sometimes I come to work wanting to choke a batch...then I woosah, drink some coffee, and realize it could be much worse LOL

NaturallyAlise said...

@A-Dub,

I feel all those same emotions you described... wowwwwww 50%....

Kofi Bofah said...

Be certain to bank as much loot as you can if you are uncertain.

Save everything...

Monica said...

I have to say that was the saddest picture ever (the guy with the pink slip and the single tear)

And this recession blows.

I had a professor tell me today that I should join a PhD program (any PhD, lol) and weather out this job-less storm.

Kind of ruins my "I wanna work first" plans, but I think I may take him up on it.

ODARA said...

Alise!!!!! Layoffs are always horrible & the sad part it looks like it will get far worse before it gets better. They've been laying off @ my job as well & it's pretty scary.

We had one lady who'd been with the company for 26 yrs & they laid her off due to so called "budget cuts"...After all those yrs with the company she only received a 30 day notice...she was only 4 yrs away from retirement...I thought that was so HEARTLESS of them to do that...

& I know the feeling about the "black widow" I have one of those @ my job...but I'd never want to see anyone just lose their job despite our differences...so to have compassion for someone like that is very commendable!

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