Too Close To Home


A co-worker in my team was handed a layoff notice this past week. Considering the layoffs I have seen there over the years, this is one is as close as it’s come home in several years. There were plenty of signs this was going to happen if you add them up, but then again hindsight is always 20-20.

Things have been unsettling at my day job for the past several months. While logically, I understand what is going on. I can accept the “worst case scenario,” emotionally it’s difficult to accept what is going on and the uncertainty has been driving me nuts. Having a team member laid off made things that much worse.

This past week, however, I have been given some hope. I expressed some of my concerns to my management. They basically told me that I had nothing to worry about and that there would be plenty for me to do. Some of it may even be along the lines of what I am looking to do. My wife’s observation: your job is changing to what you want right before your eyes. Will it? Time will tell.

But even if it doesn’t and the worst case scenario happens, I will come out ahead.


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