Monday, November 2, 2009

Here we are again

The word is that there will be layoffs at my job this week. Which means everyone is walking about with breath sucked in, uneasy questions in the silences between their words. Am I valued here? If I am let go, how will I make do? What about the people who depend on me?

A year ago, when we were last at this pass, my son used to tell me goodbye in the mornings with a line from the reality TV show Survivor (our family has watched since season one). He'd say, "Don't get voted off today, Mom." We'd laugh about it, and somehow it would make me less anxious.


  1. Wow, that's terrifying. My company never lets anyone know in advance that they are even considering layoffs, we minions find out when one of us comes out of a conference room with red eyes and then disappears.

    I'm sure you are an asset to your company, and I hope they know it. I'm sure you won't be voted off! :)

  2. ii hope no news is good news and pray you made it through the week unscathed.... knowing layoffs are coming is an awful morale zapper..... hugs

  3. They'd be crazy to let someone as talented as you go... but still saying a prayer for you.

  4. Thanks for the vote of confidence, ladies. It seems for now, I have survived. Your good energy is so appreciated...

  5. Oh, that's such great news. I've been thinking about you and wondering what was happening.