Drinking on Tuesday Afternoon

I have to say that being laid off – doesn’t suck.

I’ve never been laid off before. I was an international sales representative performing above budget but it’s not what I wanted to do. Unfortunately domestic sales was lagging so far behind that no matter what I did, it wasn’t helping them and therefore wasn’t helping the company. If I had moved up any more it would have been a career instead of a job and then I would have been forced to eat myself to a long, slow painful death.

I liked what I did; I hated who I worked for. It pained me to see a good company backed by good people and a good product being run into the ground.

I still don’t understand why upper management gets to stay and make the “tough decisions” or at least that’s what the CEO told me when they laid me off. These people that create bad business practices, that can’t adjust to a declining economy and that operate with too much overhead make cuts that don’t make good business sense; they only look good on paper.

The day I was laid off I went to the bar, had a couple of drinks on some very nice people and started talking about the rest of my life. I felt like I had just gotten out of jail but without the feeling that I immediately needed a shower.

I’m looking forward to my summer off with my six year old. I’ve been through worse, I’ve been poorer, and I’m going to go back to school and finish my nursing degree so I can get up every day and not hate going to work. As soon as the issuance of severance is settled I am actually going to send the man who laid me off a thank you card.

Dear Bad Manger,

Due to your total inability to lead a company into a profitable position; I am without a job. I am thanking you for this as trying to leave on my own just didn’t seem like it was working out for me.

Sincerely,
Not having to listen to your crap anymore.

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7 Responses to “Drinking on Tuesday Afternoon”

  • Meshenda Says:

    I am a nurse of 24 yrs and trust me — everyday I get up, I hate to go to work! Patients, families, doctors a,d colleagues are EVIL! The only thing I go to work for IS THE PAYCHECK!!!!!

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  • NONAme Says:

    Gr8 Letter for your boss

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  • Amanda Says:

    Thanks for your story! I am getting laid off at the end of this month and the only thing that’s keeping me going is the thought of spending my son’s summer vacation with him. I don’t even plan on really looking for a new job until after the summer. I’ve been working sinc I was 16 years old. It’s time to just enjoy myself for a bit! WE DESERVE IT!!! Good luck with school.

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  • Missy Says:

    Boy, I wish I had been that creative! Great letter!!!

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  • Tammy Says:

    Love this one!! Hope the letter was sent and that the manager hears these words each time they are presenting the quarterly numbers and realizes that management should be let go. They are the one’s that drove the company into the ground. Like that would ever happen.

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  • Happy4FoodStamps Says:

    Dear Disgruntled Nurse,

    Allow me to Rickroll you –

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and hurt you.

    Psychiatric nursing at that, trust me I know what I’m getting into; I’m looking forward to talking to people everyday who think that it’s totally acceptable to let the flavor of jello you choose for the day dictate your level of happy.

    If the size of your paycheck is running your life – get a new life.

    Thanks for all the comments, being laid off still doesn’t suck. 🙂

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  • Gasman Says:

    TO all of you happy to be unemployed screw you.

    Ive been out of work for 8 months now and its horrible, losing my condo etc…times are great!!!

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