Last week was a tough week at work - it was time for a "reduction in workforce". Some folks had been extra stressed over the past couple weeks. I'd actually been a little worried that they were just going to shutter the place - like an FDIC bank seizure.
On the day that everyone was let go, I was completely oblivious. It's tough to see people go; colleagues that I've been working with for so long. As always, I regret missing that last precious opportunity to say goodbye. To everyone who was laid off, I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors.
I understand that staff cuts had to be made. It's a helluva tough economy, and no company is surviving unscathed. I'm relieved that we've made the changes; and of course I'm relieved that I'm still working.