I survived another lay-off

Monday, June 13, 2011

My work is becoming more stressful than I thought it would be. This morning we had the fourth lay-off in just 6 months and we lost some good people. It's because sales aren't as good as predicted by the wildly optimistic marketing guys a few years ago. They made these crazy predictions and then we had a frenzied ramp-up with lots of hiring. Now, many of those people that we hired are gone along with people who have worked there longer than me.

As my blog title indicates, I still have a job. Thank goodness. Apparently they think I'm doing a good job. But so were my friends.

The saddest thing is that even though lots of underlings lost jobs, there were only one or two managers who did. In my group we still have all the same management that we had back when we were twice as big. The one that really bothers me is Mr. MBA, who joined the company last summer. He is too young and inexperienced to be a Director, but that's his job. He is my boss's boss and he is just about enough reason for me to polish up my resume and start lining up interviews. He is truly one of the most annoying people I've ever met.

Well, enough about that. Since I'm home now, and my sweetie is coming to visit me tonight, I'm just going to relax all my cares away in the bathtub.
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    Wow, That's tough, we had the same thing happen a few years ago. We learned from that mistake and during lean times we all pull together to get the work done. Glad you still have your job. I'm sure it must be still a little anxious for you. It is good that you are taking some time to relax, that's what's needed in times like this. Good luck with everything.
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