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25 October 2008 @ 09:05 pm
The dust settles and a hush falls over the battlefield  
By noon yesterday, everyone who was to be laid off, was.  A good friend of mine was one of the fallen.  It was surreal.  One moment we were chatting via email about everything that was happening and the next, I was getting an email from another friend telling me he was gone.  The company gave all of them a severance package which included 2 weeks pay for every year they worked there.  The generosity is still overshadowed by the fact they have to find new jobs.  The survivors met with the VPs over their respective departments and were given a copy of a memo from the president of the company.  Basically it said that due to the recent downturn of the economy, cuts had to be made and that if business doesn't pick up within the next 60 days, more cuts will have to be made.  This isn't look good at all.  I'm thinking the company is going to end up going under.  Its really hard to stay optimistic at this point.  Keep your fingers crossed that things start to pick up and we can solicit new clients.
Current Mood: exanimateexanimate
amelia cavendish: yami_tai sanzoyami_tai on October 26th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
I have my fingers and toes crossed for you!
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 27th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have a feeling I'm going to need all the help I can get.
rookafrk on October 27th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
Oh I really hope your company doesn't sink and you can keep your job! Best of luck for the next 60 days *fingers crossed*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 29th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have a feeling that this is the beginning of the end. I'll stick it out until the last minute, though. I'm very doubtful that we're suddenly going to get an influx of business.
rookafrk on October 31st, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Well, hopping for the best.
No matter what happens, people good with numbers (which I think is your speciality) are always needed. I'm sure you'll be allright however things turn out ^^