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