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Lay offs today - I was spared

October 7th, 2008 at 03:05 pm

Layoffs at work today. I don't really want to talk about it, but just to say that I spent most of today waiting to hear my status.

Some were let go, some were given options to do different things (in a lesser position) or to take severence. I am one of the few in my area whose position remains unchanged. I will take on different responsibilites, but in a good way.

I'm fairly new to this position (compared to others) and people who had been with the company MUCH longer were not spared. I feel relieved and guilty at the same time.

They rolled out of the situation in a way that was secretive. So rumors flew and I was left at my desk for hours waiting for my turn to get info. They were doing things one by one.

I have a plan if I was laid off, but I know there are people in my office that don't have plans or emergency funds. I am sad for the whole situation.

In other news, my heat is STILl off, today was a no spender. I've already packed all my food for work tomorrow.

I am heading to my parents house to fix my sister's computer and just to talk things out with my dad. I've never been in a layoff position before, but he has. And I think it would be good to get some perspective.

6 Responses to “Lay offs today - I was spared”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I am so glad for you!

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    I know how you feel! We had a lot of layoffs earlier this year at my office. I was close to a few of the people. While I am very grateful that I still have a job, the guilt was pretty bad too. It's tough for those who lose a job and tough for those who are left behind in the company. Hurts morale quite a bit all around. Best wishes and just do the best job you can!

  3. thriftorama Says:

    At my first professional job we were acquired and EVERYONE was laid off, except for me. I was the only one who landed a job at the company that bought us. It was really depressing.

  4. momcents Says:

    Glad that you were spared, gladder that you got a plan if that were to happen!

  5. homebody Says:

    I am very relieved for you.

  6. dickyvman Says:

    When I worked at Gateway computers they use to book the conference rooms for the entire day and would call you into the conference room one at a time. Then when you were in the conference room they'd lock out your computer account and pack up your belongs. When you got out they'd hand you a box of your belongs and walk you out the door! Cruel!

    Make sure you increase your emergency fund so that you are ultra prepared.

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