Scary times in the work environment, especially when you’re notified the day before of a “re-org” meeting first thing the next morning.
We went off to this meeting, not knowing what to expect, and we were told about one person getting the boot. With the new direction of the company, only one person did not fit into the plan. Then we were told that the rest of us were safe (at the moment, I guess).
It’s funny because I started thinking about going to a meeting and finding out at the meeting, in front of a kajillion others, that ‘you’ would no longer have a job. And that’s not the way it works, I know. However, I started thinking about radio personalities, and how they go off for vacation, and you think to yourself, ‘boy they’ve been gone a long time’, only to find out that a month later some new people have taken the old one’s spot.
And the old radio personalities… they never knew what hit them. They were working, went on vacation, and came back because they heard on the radio that there were new people in their spots.
So I was imagining all kinds of scenarios like that. Wondering if I still had a job, wondering if I’d find out that I was being moved to some other job because of the new ‘direction’, and, in a way, hoping that I wouldn’t have a job.
As stupid a wish as that is, on one hand I do wish that I’d get the boot. Only because I hate that job. But realistically speaking, I couldn’t possibly pay off even half my bills without the job, so it’s stupid to want to lose it. And I can remember how hard it was the last time to find a job… if I remember correctly, I was 19 months without work – not like the old days when I’d take a week off and be working the next week.
Anyway, that’s the news. I’ve still got a job at present.