Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Today approximately 30 employees were layed off from my company from our IT group. One of them is someone I really like very much. She's a wealth of information, friendly, funny, has the greatest laugh ever, helps me A LOT and has been here 14 years. I've been here 10 years. We've known each other a long time. She scrapbooks her vacations. She's a very good scrapbooker. She brings her new scrapbooks around to show us what she's done and the trip she took. She just invited me to a scrapbook convention thingy taking place in Sacramento, but it's the weekend I leave for Cabo so I can't go.

She's been crying pretty much ever since she found out this morning. She admits she had a feeling it could happen but she was still surprised and unprepared. She gets 21 weeks of severance. Even that may not be enough time to find a new job here in Silicon Valley. It's a mess out there. Just a mess.

I'm really going to miss her. :0( This is so sucky.

To top that off, my other friend here who'se been at this company 7 years is leaving for a new job she found.

It's gonna suck around here.


MadMad said...

Oh, honey, that just stinks. Co-workers can really be just like family, sometimes. And it's funny how you can go from working with people, and being with them all day long (longer than you're with your own family sometimes!) and then suddenly not. And it leaves such a big hole.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. It does suck out there right now. I know so many people who have been affected by the crappy economy.