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Cog, meet chopping block

Wow. I'm still totally bagged today. At work, but *so* don't want to be.

And what did I come to work to discover? A ton of lay offs done Monday morning. Including my supervisor. The first supervisor I've had here that I *really* felt was invested in helping me succeed.

In all, we lost 4 members of our team, all sups. They said they were not told of any rhyme or reason behind it, but when I heard the names, I disagree. 3 were relatively new sups in this department (6 months or less) and 1 was a known slacker (I was on his team before, and I know from personal experience). So. Sucks. I really liked my sup and I am going to miss her a lot. We geeked about similar things - she liked comic books and action figures and X-Files. She had an "I want to believe" poster. Dammit.

We had a little "let's meet with the manager and make everyone feel better" 15 minute meeting this morning that address precisely none of my concerns.

Bah. Time to brush of the resume and start job hunting again. I fear that this is only the beginning. I give it another year at most before the axe comes down again.



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Oct. 7th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Major huggles and the sure and certain carrot of at least one good meal between now and Christmas!!!!

Oct. 7th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
sending you luck and good fortune on the job front! If you want to keep this job: may you be protected. If you want out: may you get another job that you love that pays more $$.
Oct. 8th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
I hate to say it, but find a job *soon* before the rush.

I have heard predictions (I hope they are wrong) of double-digit unemployment by spring in some parts of Canada, and equally bad for our southern neighbor, due to the ongoing stock market and financial mess.

My own suspicion is that BC will avoid the worst of it, but Ontario and the Maritimes will have lots of high unemployment.

I too may be looking for work in the near future. Given that my abilities with French are not exactly stellar (and many jobs here are now requiring fluency), it's quite probable that I will be moving out there again just to find work.

Wishing you luck on finding a new job ASAP.
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Wow, good luck. I hope you find something more to your liking if you need to bail. But of course the best time to be looking is when you already have a job.

Or you could be a pirate on the river Saskatchewan . . .
Oct. 9th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
You've been listening too much to the Arrogant Worms. :-)

"And it's a Heigh! Hee! Hai! Ho! ..."

[And no, Regina does *not* have "mighty shores" ... Wescana Creek simply can't fit the bill. I'd rather be in Vancouver or Victoria instead. :-)]
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
There is no such thing as too much Arrogant Worms! But that song is fresh in my mind because we trotted it out at the open filk at VCon.

I believe what you say about Regina, but you couldn't prove it by me. I've been there exactly once, at night, 30 years ago, and about all I remember about it is that we picked my father up at the airport there and ate at an Italian restaurant.
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Best wishes, hugs, luck.

Hope you got some rest.
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