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23 October 2008 @ 08:15 pm
It was a bloodbath, I tell ya...a bloodbath  
Today, my company fired no fewer than 15 in upper management across all departments, including the director of my department.  I knew that my director's head had been on the chopping block for some time (I have insider info from a friend), but when it all went down, it was still quite shocking.  The company isn't doing well in light of the financial crisis that's been building the past 8 years, so cuts had to be made.  Now, I'm sure I've mentioned that there was no love lost between me and my director.  The woman micro-managed like you wouldn't believe, was bitter and in need of some serious deep dicking, and while I was pregnant made some of the most off-color remarks that she thought were funny, but I'm sure HR would disagree.  So yeah, I'm not sad to see her go.  I do feel bad that she's now out of a job with our economy as shitty as it is.  Everyone in the company is in a tizzy.  We're all reeling from the shell-shock of it all.  Some are absolutely certain this is the end for the company, which I don't blame them for thinking, but I'm indifferent at this point.  If it happens, it happens.  I'll just have to find another job.  But everyone reading this in the US, get out and vote November 4th.  Your country needs you now more than ever.
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Franfranwi on October 24th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Yikes! It's always shakey around the office after something like that happens. What's your business again, banking or insurance or such? I think at this point if I lose my job, I'd have to cash out my 401k to get by. I don't think the economy can recover if we spend another 4 years bleeding the working class families for more tax support. :(
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 24th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Yes, banking. I work for a credit card company. From what I hear, there will be another round tomorrow. They weren't even letting people clean out their desks and basically threw them out the door. There was a steaming cup of coffee left on my director's desk. That's how blindsided she was. I believe they will let the people back in tonight to gather their things. Crazy day...
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on October 24th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
I sure hope you don't lose your job. *hugs* That's kinda scary when they come in and just fire a bunch of people like that.

I've heard some say that the problems actually started when the govt repealed The Glass-Steagall Act in 1999?
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 24th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. I'm pretty confident I'm safe for now. They finished the beheadings today and a friend of mine was one of the unfortunate ones. It sucks, but there isn't much I can do.
rookafrk on October 24th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
I hope your job's gonna be alright.
This crisis is really starting to take its toll everywhere.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 24th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
It certainly is. From what we're hearing, my job is safe for the moment. I'm not in panic-mode yet.