So it was yet another interesting day in my office yesterday as people were pulled into managers’ offices and told that there was no reason for them to come into work ever again because their positions had become obsolete.
The upside is that no one in my department was axed. The downside is that some really great employees who had been with this company for ages and knew everything there was to know about doing their jobs were let go. And while I know that things like this happen here in the big bad corporate world everyday and without these cuts the company would sink faster than the Titanic it does make today a little blue. There is nothing more depressing than walking by a bunch of cubicles that yesterday were occupied and decorated with whatever people decorate their cubicles with (Jim Thome pics and some gargoyles in case your interested…) only to see them completely deserted.
And of course it made me start to think about how I would react should I be laid off tomorrow. Aside from frantically looking for another job with everyone else in the world I don’t know what I would do. Some people look at being laid off like some temporary vacation, and while I would like to think I would be chill enough to look at it this way methinks my OCD regarding knowing plans for the future would come into play and I would drive myself into the asylum because I didn’t know what I would do with myself.
So, in order to avoid impending lunacy, I am just going to work diligently and to the best of my abilities and do whatever in my power to not piss anyone in an authoritative position off.
Plus, if I lost my job, whatever would I write about?
~ The Office Scribe
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