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.

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2 Responses to “One Long Month”

  • TODD Says:

    LISTEN PEOPLE…TO ALL THOSE WHO POST HERE..MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU..IT TRULY DOES. WE ARE ALL VICTIMS OF THE NEW MODERN DAY CORPORATE SLAVERY SYSTEM. WE DEDICATE OUR LIVES AND SACRIFICE OUR SOULS FOR THESE MONSTERS. WE GIVE..GIVE..GIVE AND ALL THEY DO IS TAKE..TAKE..TAKE.

    ALL OUR SOCIETY IS …IS A NEW AND WELL DISGUISED FORM OF SLAVERY. WE ARE SLAVES TO DEBT AND CORPORATIONS. WE ARE PURPOSELY KEPT IN DEBT THAT TAKES A LIFE TIME TO PAY OFF..IF EVER..TO KEEP US ENSLAVED.

    IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP AND TAKE ACTION. REVOLUTION IS AT HAND. NOW IS THE TIME TO CHANGE OUR LIVES FOR THE BETTER. TO ONCE AGAIN BE TRULY FREE MEN AND WOMEN.

    HAVE A BACKBONE…GET UP..AND GET OUT THERE..DO YOUR PART…MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I BELIEVE THAT TOGETHER..AS ONE COLLECTIVE FORCE..WE CAN HIT THEM WITH AN UNSTOPPABLE WALL OF POSITIVE CHANGE.

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