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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Due To Restructuring....

It was not surprising, however, it was a little bit of a weird jolt to be informed about an hour ago that my position is being eliminated. I'm sitting there with the boss, his boss and the head of HR, and it's like in a movie where somebody's talking and you don't hear them. It was odd. It's not a reflection of my performance...blah blah....I know that....but I'm sitting there thinking "What in the HELL am I going to do?"

Now, I can go for the several months off with pay thing but I will have to find a job after that. They are actively looking to find me something else in the company, which is fine. I've been at this company for almost 10 years. It's not a perfect place and it's not the work I'd miss there, but, the people. You develop a family at your work when you've been there a long time.

So it's official that Sista Smiff is on the job market. Maybe I oughta look into that opening over at the Mothership.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sista, this is a bummer. With your charm and intelligence you will have no trouble finding a job.

grandefille said...

Oh, honey. I am so sorry. I've been there. It really is like somebody just punched you in the stomach when they tell you. Gaaaah.

Go file for unemployment ASAP. It's just $275 a week, but that's still something coming in until you find something else.

And feel free to e-mail me for whatever.

Hugs hugs to you. It will lead to better things, I promise you, even if it's only on another floor or in another department. We know holds tomorrow, don't we?

Kathy T. said...

Crapola. I'm very sorry about your news ... especially leaving your friends behind. Is it effective immediately? I'll keep my eyes open for you.

Frank Strovel III said...

One door closes...well, you know.

Being let go (I hate 'terminated') is never fun. I really disliked my last job but I do miss the poeple even though it was long ago.

Sharon said...

I have a nice severance package....it's actually pretty sweet. I'm there through the end of September. I'll more than likely find something else at the same place.

Busy Mom said...

Crap. I've been there more than once, I'm sorry.

Suburban Turmoil said...

That sucks.

Maybe you could become a professional blogger? :)

You've definitely got the talent!

Jamie said...

That stinks! I am so sorry. Good luck with the job search. Glad to hear you got a good severance package.

Mo said...

Are you sure you don't work with me? Things are so bad here, my boss admitted that after being here 12 years, he's started to pack up his personal things "just in case".

Enjoy the paid time off - good luck with your job search!

Kat Coble said...

Holy cow. Talk about a kick in the teeth!

I'm so sorry. I hope it all works out, truly.

Blogarita said...

Sounds like they blind-sided you. But I'm sure that whatever is next for you will work out just fine. Hang in there.

saraclark said...

Well,(insert lots of various and sundry curse words here)that sucks. I am so sorry, this kind of day always feels so weird. I think this is the open window of opportunity for you. Take some time for yourself, think, plan and make your decisions carefully. You don't always have to do what feels comfortable and safe.
You are more valuable than your employer knows.

WonderDawg said...

Sista, the saying goes that if men ruled the world, the funniest guy in the office would be CEO.

With your wit and writing skills, you should be writing for Lark News, The Office or Conan O'Brien. A professional (fully paid) blogger of your talent would be awesome giving us a welcome break from the usual stuff.

You've got my support, prayers and the occasional lunch at 'da Mothership as well.

newscoma said...

Sista, I'm so sorry.
I know, however, because you are who you are, you will be fine. When one door closes, invariably another one opens.
Sending you my love.

Dr. Funkenswine said...

I would love to have you come work at the Mothership.

Except you obviously blog on company time.

Wait, I gotta go. Here comes a customer.

J. said...

well that just SUCKS.

(brilliant... aren't I?)

Still... look at the opportunities. A fresh start - chance to live some dreams, maybe? Something you've wanted to branch out and do? Lots of times, these things turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to someone.

Granny Pam said...

I guess we've all been there, but it stinks. I remember a sick feeling in my stomach, and feeling like the world was turning without me.

You'll make it, you're a very talanted person. I hate Clich├ęs, but chin up, keep smiling.

Sonia said...

oh man, i'm sorry :( But I'm sure this just means something much better is coming your way! Good luck!

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