In the land of more upcoming lay offs....A typical day at work use to be hair pulling, mind boggling, eye rolling, daily dancing in the isle, hurry up and slow down kind of days. When the sale of our company was announced a few days after Thanksgiving that changed. (We got our lay off notices on Christmas Eve too, how thoughtful!). While the hair pulling, mind boggling, eye rolling still continues the dancing in the isles has all but vanished. It's sad actually. For the last 7 years I have worked for this company. I have met many people. Good, hard working people. I have spent the majority of my "awake" hours with these people.
There was 250 of us total. By February 26th we'd lost about 50 people. On February 27th 100 people were laid off. There is about 20 more people leaving around April 12th and then I will be in the next wave. 100 more people including me, will be laid off on May 29th. The remaining 30 or so will hang out til November. S'ok, most are looking forward to new opportunities. Many have already found new opportunities. Some will completely relocate east and start new lives. Kudos and more power to those people!
Me, well, the hub and I own an auto repair shop. I will be focusing my efforts on that. I've always thought of myself as adaptable. This is going to be a tough change. But that's ok. I will sit back and ride the wave til May. I am actually looking forward to working from home June, July and August before having a physical presence there in September. I hope everything works out.
Can't say that is as hard as the weight loss changes I have made though!
After all, this has been the year for change right!?!? And it all started with a decision, or rather, a choice, that I made about a year ago.
What have I found since then? What's been one of the coolest things about this whole thing so far?
YOU! I have found support in places I never would have thought to look! Who knew that I could find more support in strangers than in my home, neighborhood, or local circle. Who knew.
You all are so very awesome. And I know I've said it before, but Thanks!
So on that note, I leave you with a few more shout outs. Because everyone needs to be shown the love! And I believe in paying it forward! :)
Ryllie posted a challenge to post things that weigh as much as I've lost. Sounds fun so here goes! Are you game?!?
1) a 5000 BTU air conditioner
2) as my hub would say, "over 1 super large bag of dog food"
3) about the size of an average 8 year old
4) 4,480 quarters (if I did the math right)
Stop by and say hello to Harli and Jennifer too ~ They need love too.
One great thing about the company winding down!?!? I got caught up on ALL of your blogs today! I just hope I don't run out of internet! :)
Have a great night everyone!