Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the thirteenth

So I  got laid off from my job today.

On Friday the thirteenth.

I'll be over here trying to wrap my mind around this and make a plan.

See you soon.



25 comments:

  1. ((((((((Angella))))))))

    love,
    Rebecca

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  2. Angella, I'm so sorry. I'll be thing of you daily and sending positive thoughts your way.

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  3. Oh my god. I am gasping for air for you - stunned to read these words.

    Everything will work out. Really. I promise.

    But this sucks so hard. I hope unemployment is gentler on you than me, and that a really great situation comes your way on your terms and your time.

    Hugs and hugs and hugs. I am so here with you.

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  4. Oh, Angella. I'm so sorry.

    I know this doesn't help, but I was unhappy for a decade at my last job, and the day they laid me off turned out to be a great day, since I was never going get up the energy to make the choice to leave. I hope you look back on this day as a new beginning.

    I know it sucks now. A whole lot. And I'm so sorry.

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  5. I am so sorry! I hope that soon you will be able to look back on this as a positive turning point.

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  6. This is sad news. I'm so sorry. Deep down, though, I know you'll be okay again.

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  7. a process, and for you- new emergence.

    love,
    Isabella

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  8. Oh my goodness...I am so sorry! Hugs to you. I agree with ellen, that I hope you look back on this day as a new beginning. Keep your chin up.

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  9. I am stunned. One day you are getting an award and the next the fuckers fire you??? What?? I am so very sorry. I am at a loss for words but know you are in all of our hearts. Sweet Jo

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  10. Nooooooo!!!!!

    As a survivor of a media-related layoff myself, let me just say: Take your time to let the dust settle. Do some fun things for yourself. Try not to let all the associated worries (money, etc.) run rampant. Just breathe.

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Please e-mail me if I can do anything.

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  11. Oh, Angella - *#`?\/.*~# and so sorry to hear this.

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  12. Angella....you will make a plan. It will be a good one. You know that this is an end and a beginning but I'm sure right now your gut is twisted up in a knot and for that I am sorry. I am sending you love and good wishes. If I were there with you right now, this Sat. morning I would insist we go out for some decadent pastry and rich, dark steamy coffee and we would curse the demons and send them packing.
    love,
    yo

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  13. What?? Fired or laid off??....what happened?...we are just a step away..

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  14. So sorry to hear it, Angella. I have been through a shocking layoff myself and it stinks. Your community is wrapping its arms around you. I know it doesn't feel like it now, but this, too, shall pass. x0 N2

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  15. Very sorry to read this. But hold your head up high, remember!

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  16. As others have said, I hope this is the start of new beginnings. Time will make it better.

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  17. WHAT????!!?!? Bastards (excuse my french)...It may feel terrible now, but you will eventually (if you haven't already) understand that you are better than what was done unto you. You will rise above. You remain the best editor I've ever worked with, and one who I refer to and who I hear in my head each time I write something (my favorite advice from you: "keep it simple"). I hope you understand how worthy you are.

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  18. Oh, Anglella! Losing a job can be devastating. I am so sorry. And as everyone else says, this can be a time for a fresh start. A few years ago I was fired from a job and I cried for two weeks. What was a horrible loss at the time has turned into a better job that I love. It also pays well and has benefits.

    Hang in there. Hugs to you.

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  19. I'm sorry. Holding your hand, okay?

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  20. What the heck!!!!!!!! Oh no. Oh no no no no. Will read the whys and hows but I am shocked. Many hugs. Many hugs. This is rough no doubt.

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  21. Angella, no. I'm so sorry. You cannot be too gentle or too patient with yourself, with what is not known. A blanket of love and reviving beverages for today. Doors always open in the most unimaginable ways. xo

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  22. I've been back several times to comment, but I'm at a loss for the right words. How could they? How dare they? Don't they know what a treasure you are? I will have to assume this is their loss, and you will find the next, better new thing that you will do remarkably well. I also hope they gave you a decent severance package and a glowing reference.

    I also thought, you've always been so respectful and guarded about your job. Now you can tell us about that part of your life, safely. I would love to know more about that part of your life, to hear you speak freely, to read posts of what you did then and what you're doing now.

    We will all be here to cheer you on as you figure out what next.
    xo

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