Maybe I have a genetic disposition to having a guilty conscience, but when I got an IM from my Executive-in-Charge late yesterday morning, I have to admit my heart skipped a few beats.
Relax......I told myself. I haven't done anything to warrant any sort of bad meeting, even if I did walk in on his meeting by mistake this am.
Maybe he just wants to talk about how the new Eloqua project is working out now that we are getting ready to get it going (2 months behind schedule and still not working as promised, but not my fault).
Maybe he just wants to chat? last time one of my managers called me down to a conference room, he just wanted an evaluation on my other manager
Unfortunately, my gut instinct was right this time.
Events that followed were sort of in slow motion and still not fully comprehended or digested...
".......company not meeting budget goals.....60 people are being cut.......no reflection on the work you've done.......you can leave right after this meeting....your stuff will be packed up and sent to your home.... please sign and return the severance agreement......"
Less than an hour later, I was at home, and unemployed, nine days before Christmas.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
well, just as I promised in my last post awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in September, it's been a crazy few months, and here I am, halloween a distant memory, Turkey day over with and staring Christmas in it's cold frosty face!
I just wanted to check in for my faithful readers who despaired of ever hearing from me again on this blog to let y'all know, nope.....not dead yet!
But...OH! it's been a wild ride! I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing at my job, and trying not to have daily panic attacks. Things are calming down, but I think the days of frequent blogging are gone, but hopefully not forgotten. At some point, I hope to get things back in balance and have enough brain power at the end of the day to add a few quick words, start a website, make jewelry, all that jazz.
However, today is not THAT day.
Tomorrow isn't looking so good either.