Layoffs, Recession, and Downsizing, Oh My!

I have to admit, until very recently, my family and I haven’t really
felt the pull of the Recessional undertow. We cut back spending at
Christmas and what not, but that was all in the “just in case”
mentality. Turns out that might have been a smart move on my part. Very
rapidly, the company that I have worked for the last five years of my
life has taken a significant downturn in sales and profits, so much so
that the rumor mill of layoffs began a few weeks ago. And things have
intensified, to the point that I am very sure SOMETHING will be
happening tomorrow morning. I just don’t know what.

Like any rumor mill, picking the good from the bad is nearly
impossible, but it seems that there is a good chance the
“Restructuring” is going to hit my department as well. I’d always
thought my department was safe, as it is small (accounting) compared to
the rest of the company, and everyone’s function is pretty vital. Even
if one of us is to go, it will place a huge burden on the rest of us to
take up slack.

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