22 April 2008

barely scathed by that one!

On Friday I was working at the antique store when I received a call from one of my Artes co-workers, JP. I was hiding in the bathroom to talk to him and he said, "Hey, they're doing layoffs today. You might lose your job." He's always bugging me (in a nice way) at work so I thought he was crank calling me...he would do something like that. Um, loosing my job? hahaha... I got a voicemail 2 hours later that said, "Hey, just thought I'd let you know you're safe." Well, good, thanks for the call...I wasn't worried in the first place.
I went in early on Monday and overheard Customer Support and IT talking quietly about all the people that got let go. JP was totally serious, I definitely could have lost my job! What a shocker that would have been after the absolutely fabulous weekend I had hanging out with my mom and Brady. I came to find out, when I saw JP a little later, that I was actually on the list of people they were going to let go...but I got off it somehow. I got a, "Wow, you're still here!?" from Tony, to which I just did the raised eyebrow nod. Psh. I guess that wasn't expected. The, "You made it too!" from Andrew was a bit more encouraging. I know my boss' boss doesn't think I make a big contribution to the company, but others do, so something worked out for me. I seriously don't know who talked to who, or what came up but my position still exists. God must really love me.
The company is cutting corners any way they can since they didn't make as much money as they expected last year. Even people high above me lost their jobs because I guess they weren't important enough. It's pretty scary. There was a pretty awkward tone throughout the office because most people were sad about one of their friends being let go, or just grateful to still have their job. I am too. Even though I think they would be stupid to get rid of me-cheap slave labor with no benefits, you never know what might happen the next time they decide to downsize. This is the 2nd time they're done layoffs since I've been there (6 months). I don't know how lucky I'm gonna be if they do another round of "restructuring"... Sooo, I'll just count my blessings right now and seriously start to think about getting another job.

1 comment:

J said...

Hi, my name is Juan but everybody calls me Junior. I don''t know many people on this blog thing. I just started my own. Well anyways, I don't mean to be intrusive but i clicked on my God link and it led me to your page. I just wanted to swing by and say hello. Your blogs are cool. swing by and read mine! it ain't much now, but it will be! well, thats it for me...hope you don't think I'm wierd or insane...well I am wierd but in a normal way, lol. maybe I'll hear from you!?