Ravenous Wolf Posted August 29, 2008 Report Share Posted August 29, 2008 Last week we heard that there was a layoff at my job. That was devastating because there was a layoff last year that closed down our local site except for four people. Our corporate headquarters which was out of state lost half of its vice-presidents along with a lot of steep cuts. So for a year the four of us at our new small office worked well together and did a great job!This Monday, we were told that there would be a 20 percent layoff. We were hoping that our small site would be spared especially since we lost about 90 percent of our local office last year. Also, I figured that I was on the top of the list if anyone was to lose a job.However, one co-worker got the axe. I spoke to my supervisor at the corporate headquarters who is purely administrative (I have a different boss that manages my projects) and he said that I was safe but that the cuts elsewhere were very deep including some in top management and lots of supervisors.I was still very jumpy because I needed to hear that my boss but now he is on his way for an out of town business trip. Even so, that supervisor told me that I would have known before the end of the day just like everyone else. So I am reassured but I am still a ball of nerves.It sucks because I have a good paying job and it is something that I do very well. And if I have to go somewhere else, then I will get a huge pay cut because I make more than a lot of my peers who are managers. But what is worse is that I am a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of person because of the debt that I am trying to taper down. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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