That was close

So I met with my manager this morning and it appears I’m staying. I’m obviously glad things turned out this way, since being out of a job just 6 months into relocation would have been really frustrating.

A massive stream of emails has been flowing into my inbox throughout the day from fellow employees saying goodbye to us all. It feels terrible thinking how many people around the company were handed packages today. Not that anything is fundamentally different from layoffs we read about in the newspapers or hear about on the radio, but this is so much closer… As I went to a meeting at 5pm today I walked passed a guy who was pushing a little trolley carrying boxes full of the stuff he had accumulated in the office. Bye bye… I can only hope that this “tightening of our ship” – like our CEO put it a few weeks ago – will indeed help us get through the storms ahead.

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