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Monday, June 16, 2008

130 lives

It was a bad day at work today.

The place that employs me announced it was laying off 130 people, about 10 percent of our workforce.

That's 130 lives. 130 families. 130 people who woke up Monday with a job and who'll wake up Tuesday without one.

I knew a lot of them. Drank many an adult beverage with some of them. Talked sports with them. Sat next to one of them. Bitched with them. Cheered with them. Shared kiddo pictures with them. Danced with them at weddings. Mourned with them at funerals.


There will be a lot of "good-byes" to old friends and a lot of drinking this week.



Blogger Laura said...

That's really scary. After the whole Bear Stearns thing, a lot of my friends lost their jobs, and it totally freaked me out. I never really thought about job security - I just kind of assumed I would stay at my job until I screwed up big time, or decided to leave. Stories like this really hit close to home. I'm glad that at least you are okay though!

June 17, 2008 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Juls said...

Gone are the days of job security. It's scary.

June 17, 2008 at 11:58 AM  

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