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Friday, January 30, 2009

Survivor syndrome


It's been a rough week, and there is little time today to write as there is much to do. Many of my co-workers were let go yesterday, including friends I've known for years. I'm sure we'll stay in touch, but I worry that my keeping my job while they've lost theirs may drive a wedge. It was hardest to say goodbye to my assistant - he's been easy to get along with and someone I've always been able to talk to, and I'm feeling his absence in many ways.

I'm not sure I'll have my job much longer, but at the moment, that doesn't seem to be bothering me - in a way I find some odd comfort with the notion.

It's a short post today - I rarely write well from sadness. I'm going to post some pictures from this last year, simply because it makes me happy to remember those days...

12 Comments:

  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger MoMMY said…

    NetChick sent me. Hello! Love the pictures. Lovely!

     
  • At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Michelle said…

    NetChick sent me. Hadn't heard of your blog before. Great stuff.

     
  • At 12:52 PM, Anonymous SINgleGIRL said…

    Netchick sent me.

    Such lovely photos. Peaceful.

     
  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger rashbre said…

    There's stories from many places about people losing their jobs at the moment. Some friends also moved on from my organization.

    Those that I talked to were also thinking about using the experience to take stock and make new plans.

    I agree its good to find something uplifting to consider in these difficult moments and your pictures help convey this.

    Here today via NetChick.

    rashbre

     
  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger utenzi said…

    Jobs are disappearing fast. I suspect mine is going to end in July. I hope your job doesn't disappear like those of your friends, MW.

    Tanya at Netchick sent me.

     
  • At 6:53 AM, Blogger PI said…

    Hi - I'm here from Netchick. I wish I could work out where you are - country - but I can't because we too in the UK expect snow.
    It is a challenging time, universally just now - time to stop and think and decide what one really wants to do with the rest of one's life. Good luck with it.

     
  • At 11:17 AM, Blogger Bob-kat said…

    Hi MW. Netchick has sent me for my weekly visit, and somehow it wouldn't be right if she didn't :)

    It must be very hard to watch colleagues that have become friends lose their jobs and remain, yet alos be in such an uncertain position yourself. I hope that you remain friends with them.

    I really like the first picture but they all give such a sense of space and freedom!

     
  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger David said…

    you are so right, being the last one standing sounds like a lonely place to be. I hope the best for you and pray god will provide all your needs.
    NetChick sent me

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger craziequeen said…

    Hey mw - so sorry to hear about your colleagues. This is a tough time for employers and the employees are the ones paying for the crunch-time. The ones left behind are in the most unenviable position - waiting for the axe to fall.....

    NetChick sent me to say 'keep that chin up, dude' and you'll come through this one way or another..

    cq

     
  • At 7:50 PM, Blogger Carmi said…

    This is way too common these days, and as someone who's gone through exactly the same thing, my heart reaches out to you.

    Sounds like you have just the right perspective, though. I know you'll come out of this ahead of the game.

     
  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said…

    That stinks- but not as much for you yet- yikes! What a terrible feeling it must be-
    Like your pics. I posted a pic to help me feel better too-

    I really hate my job, but there are no others to be had, n I guess I hafta be greatfulthat I even have one when so many other folks have been tossed away- but I don't feel it!

    I hopped over of my own accord...

     
  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger d.challener roe said…

    A couple of days ago NPR did a big show on Survivor's Guilt for this same thing.

    And many years back while woking at a Pharm Co I survived 2 rounds of layoffs, and in the 2nd some very close friends were let go.

    NetChick sent me...

     

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