Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bad news

I got laid off today. My entire group got wiped out...my boss, his boss (my divisional manager), and all the writers in my group. Along with others on the floor. It was a complete bloodbath today. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason as to why certain people were cut loose and other not. It doesn't look like appraisals, seniority or anything played a part, because it wasn't the riff-raff being let go, it was really hard working creative people. We will be employed until the end of November, and then my severance package should (hopefully) get me through February. The job market in DFW is actually really good, but because I do such a specific job, there's not a whole lot out there being offered for what I do. And the worst part of all of this? After working with these people for 8 years, I won't see them anymore (on a daily basis anyway) and that I'll be competing with my friends for the few jobs out there in our field. I'm completely devastated and in shock. I don't think I'll be around here for a while. I need to regroup. I'm so upset.

ETA my neighbor called and said she's bringing over a big bottle of wine after work. Maybe that will soften the blow a little. :(

24 comments:

Mojito Maven said...

I AM SO SO SO Sorry!!!!! *HUGS* to you!!

Lauren said...

Oh what terrible news, I hope you are able to find something else quick. By the way, I found your blog through another and I love reading it! I hope things get better from you soon...sounds like that wine might do the trick.

boo.mama said...

So sorry to hear this! Sending good thoughts your way.

Mrs. Forever said...

So sorry to hear!

((HUGS!))

I hope the wine at least makes today better!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh..I am so sorry to hear this...my hope and prayer is that you will find something soon! so so sorry!!!
-sandy toes

Cali Girl said...

I'm really sorry. This must be so difficult!

Please don't be discouraged. The Lord has a BIGGER plan for us all that we can't see and this may be a blessing in disguise, keep you eyes and ears open... who knows what new door may open!

If you ever need to talk, vent, anything.. I'm always here!!!

Carrie said...

OH I am so sorry {HUGS} Maybe the wine will help a little!

AJ said...

Oh, I am so sorry you are going through this! Thank goodness you have some time and a what sounds like a great severance package. Be strong and wine will help, just not too much;) If you ever need anything, you know where to find me:) Don't be away too long!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I am absolutely just feeling so devastated for you. I just want you to know that I will truly be lifting you and your hubby up in prayer. I will be praying for Gods awesome strength and provision just to totally envelope you as you deal with this news. May there just be peace in your heart knowing that God holds your tomorrow in his hands.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog lately. I've so enjoyed reading about your daily life. Please take the time to enjoy your wine and regroup. You are loved! ☆

ROXY said...

Oh I'm very sorry to hear that...you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! Take all the time you need, and have lots of that wine!
Carrie

Hollie said...

ugghhhhhh, so sorry!

stay positive, i'm sure there's something bigger and better just around the corner!

Nikki said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry.

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh Lord, I'll keep you in mind when praying for those who are losing jobs left and right. So sorry to hear, big internet hugs for you!

Gwen said...

Geesh!! I'm so sorry. What happened until waiting for the 7th or this Friday?

I don't know what else to say that won't sound cliche and crappy. :(

I will just be thinking of you and hope the best comes your way. (((hugs)))

oliveoyl64 said...

Oh man, that truly SUCKS!

Hope you feel the blog love and all the people wrapped around you.

Kirstie says..... said...

I'm so sorry! I'll keep you in my prayers!

The Random Wife said...

Oh no... I'm so sorry to hear this! The economy is not so hot right now, so I'm hearing more and more things like this happening. I know it may seem impossible, but remember that everything happens for a reason, and you WILL find another job that you will love! Come check out my blog if you have some free time! It's new, but promises to be full of laughs!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I am so sorry! What a shocker for you. I hope something great opens up for you somewhere else. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Shannon said...

I am so sorry about your job!! I'll be thinking about you.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh no. Lots of prayers for you to find something super great and soon! Sending good wishes your way. I hope the wine made your day a teeny bit better???? Hugs, Les

Junk Sophisticate said...

I am so sorry to read about your job loss. I can only imagine what it feels like after working there as long as you have.

It's nice to know you will be provided a severance package that will allow you time to find something else. Now the time to dream big!!

Candy

Liz said...

Oh crap. I'm so so sorry. Wish I could come over and give you a big hug, and perhaps another bottle of wine.

Keep us posted.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, no! That is so awful! I am so sorry! :( I hope and will be praying that you are able to find a new job. I can only imagine how discouraged you must feel right now.
I feel so badly for you!