Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Economic Downturn Hits Home

We had layoffs at work yesterday. One person in my department, a really good friend, got laid off. She handled it amazingly well (far better than I would have in her place), was very gracious and professional. Stayed until 7:30 to tie up some loose ends and then wrote a very moving farewell email message.

I am really fricking depressed. I pulled into my garage after work and sat there crying for a few minutes. I wish I could say that made me feel better, but it didn’t.

There’s more, but I can’t.

UPDATED TO ADD: Trying to stay positive, have emailed all my professional contacts to get the word out and help her find a job. Still sucks.


bridget in oregon said...

Oh, man. I agree. It really is sucky out there. And those with jobs don't feel any better than those without. I tend to have a "waiting for the other shoe to drop" personality.

Hope your efforts for your friend are fruitful.

Cee in SF said...

I'm sorry for your friend and hope she finds something soon.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

bridget: exactly! I also almost have a case of "survivor's guilt," you know? It is the worst.

cee: thank you, my friend! She seems to be in fairly good spirits, considering.