Monday, November 30, 2009

Excellent Start to the Week

Just an hour ago, I was called in to a meeting at work. That meeting consisted of three people: Myself, my supervisor, and a woman from HR. You can only guess where things went from there. I was laid off, not for any particular reason as to my own performance, but because the company is simply eliminating overhead positions--including mine. Thankfully (?), they are giving me until Jan. 1st to find a new job before I have to leave, so four weeks instead of two, which is nice. So if things are quiet on the blog for the next months, it's became I'm looking for work. I wonder about my chances in this economy, but I think I know what kinds of jobs to avoid, and what to veer towards. I'll probably apply for unemployment as a safeguard, and I might have to get COBRA if I haven't found something by the new year.

They did give me today off, with pay, so I can update my resume.

Wish me luck!

13 comments:

ScottE said...

Good luck. And hang in there.

Sean Craven said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

davidmaas said...

Argh. Merry Xmas, you're fired.
Wish you a brief search with a better a job at the end!

Neil said...

Sorry to hear this Zach! Best of luck on the new search, hopefully it will work out better in the end.

Trish said...

Pretty dickish move for them to spring this on you right in the thick of the holiday season. Here's hoping you find something better. Good luck!

Glendon Mellow said...

Sorry to hear it.

You're a bright, cleaver guy Zach. I'm confident you'll land on your feet.

Peter Bond said...

Sucks, man. But I have no doubt you'll find something quickly.

When one door closes, another opens... or however the idiom goes. Good luck anyways!

Matt said...

You've got my sympathies, Zach - hell of a thing to find at work on a Monday. Here's hoping for a quick and fruitful search!

Traumador said...

dude that sucks... i hope you accidentally brought your company issued stapler with you. you know, out of grief and such.

good luck with finding a new job!

lantaro said...

No good, sir. Here's to being optimistic, however! You're a smart guy and you've got a good head on your shoulders.

Zachary said...

Thanks, everyone. I've found a few possibilities that I'll start pursuing today or tomorrow. I'm emotionally exhausted, but I know something will come through.

Laelaps said...

I'm sorry to hear about the job, Zach. I hope you find something new soon!

Steven Francis-Coombs said...

Thats's not cool at all, especially this time of year. Hope you can bounce back.