Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Economy Hits Close To Home

I got a call from my boss and the director of Engineering, letting me know that I was not among those laid off from the company today. I'm filled with a mix of relief for myself and sadness for those who were let go. And a little bit of anxiety for the extra workload that's sure to come.

For the most part, the company had very little (if any) dead weight, and everyone let go will be missed.

Not much of a post, really. Just expressing my relief and sadness.

The end.

7 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Ah, too bad for those who got laid off. That's great that you got to keep yours though. Bring on the workload, eh?

Marcia Mickelson said...

That is a relief for you. It's such a scary time. I'm glad you don't have to worry about it. Good luck with the extra work.

Noreen & Allen said...

Don you had me sitting on the edge of my seat reading that. Wow! I'm glad you still have a job!
Luffa!

Jana and Rob said...

Don, It was a shock to see the post from you on our Laie Blog. It is funny how small the world is sometimes. Thank you for making your comment. I am a student worker that is in charge of TVA, and during this last flood we sent in a restoration crew to replace all of the sheet rock, and they said some of the materials were damaged in '91. Now all of Q and R building downstairs are brand new.
I am going to graduate with a BA in English and minor in Political Science in April and am almost tempted just to stay in school, so I'm not depressed trying to find a job in this economy. I am sorry to hear about your company cut backs. You area kind person to acknowledge those people affected.

Josi said...

Oh yikes--I'm glad you stayed and admire your compassion for those that are now facing such uncertainty. I hope things pick up and they can come back to work soon.

Dan said...

Thanks for your compassion and phone call after the layoff. Maybe now I'll have more time to read your manuscript!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thank goodness you didn't lose your job, Don. I'm so glad to hear this.