One Long Month
I received my layoff notice in the mail two weeks ago. For some reason my company thought it was better to send the letters home so if you wanted to get “emmotional” you could do it without upsetting anyone else. Well I went home and got my mail the day the notices were supposed to arrive and there it was “NOTICE OF LAYOFF”. Nice.
So my last day here will be June 30th. After that some girl from another branch that is being closed will be sitting at my desk, with my job. I’m finding it extremely hard to be here right now. It just feels like a ticking time bomb. Each day it’s starting to get harder and harder to get up and come to work. Why am I still putting in all this effort for a place that doesn’t care that I’m not going to be able to keep my home?!
The idea of looking for a new job is scaring me to death right now. I’m in the Seattle area, where a ton of layoffs have already happened with Microsoft and WaMu, as well as Boeing. I’ll be up against all those people in my job search!
So here I sit, at a desk that I will soon be cleaning out. Looking at my plants that will soon be coming home with me. I’m totally sad and all my coworkers (at least the ones that will be keeping their jobs) keep coming up to me and asking how I’m doing. I feel like telling them to piss off but I have to put on my happy face and get thru the day. This sucks so bad.
This post was submitted by Amanda.