December 15, 2008

off with your head

Georgia found this great link about how to create polaroids.
Friday the big boss came into my office and offered the remainder of the year off, with pay, to look for a job. It's a wonderful thing, it is but I didn't give it much thought - I still had work to do. Today, the supervisor comes in and tells me that he needs my credit card by the end of the day. *gulp*
And then it hit me again. Nine years of my life are summerized in the turning over of a credit card and cleaning out my desk. Nine years of growth and happiness all swamped in a tide of bad credit and stupid stock markets.
I don't know why I'm crying today - I knew this day was coming....just not today.


  1. Oh Char, I feel for you. Just because you know it's coming doesn't make it hurt less. But at least you could prepare yourself a bit.

    Even though it'll be hard, I hope you can make a way for you to enjoy this time with pay. Sleep in late. Take photos. Go for walks. Read.

    We just had our holiday party on Saturday, and today my boss told me he'll have to lay off 5 or 6 people. The rest of us will be going down to a four-day work week until things get better, if they get better.

  2. Well, at least you don't have to work your ass off for them like you have been the last couple weeks trying to wrap everything up.

    I'm with TB - take a little time for yourself, treat yourself to it and regroup.

  3. I'm so sorry you are going through so much turmoil at work. I know it makes life gray and depressing, even if everything else in your life is wonderful. I know cuz I'm living the same nightmare. Hang in there, and just remember how everything else means so much more than petty management or ridiculous quotas. I know it's hard, and I often succumb to being depressed too, but it's the only way I know how to get by until a new job comes along :(

  4. P.S. Even though i dont know you well, if there's anything I can do for you, let me know. Even if it's to give words of encouragement or to make you smile, because I can really sympathize with you :)

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your job. Try and think of it as a new begining where you get to clean out anything you don't like about the past! I'm at a transitioning point and I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life. I just take it day by day and try to find things to smile about. Good luck with everything!

  6. thanks you all - I'm getting through it, sometimes with weepy eyes because of of these people have become family. bags are packed and I'm ready.

  7. sorry to gear. it's a tough time for all, but a blessing in disguise perhaps?
    more time for blogging and inspiration and maybe finding something new to do...


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