Saturday, January 31, 2009
If you have been following my twitter updates, you have seen the news...I'm heartbroken. This week has been awful. Just awful. Wednesday I was laid off from work due to "corporate restructuring". That is the major downfall of working for a global chemical company. These types of decisions are made on a global scale. My position was just eliminated. I'm truly heartbroken. I've worked at that site for seven years. That's longer than I've been married. I considered the people family. It was my second home. You know...my comfort zone. Not to mention it is so scary to be unemployed right now. I thought we had left the hardships behind in 2008. Apparently, not so. But this too shall pass. I have an amazing support system and everyone I worked with has been so sweet. The kind words I've received have been such a comfort. I love my lunch bunch and my best work friends and everyone that made my days there so memorable and fulfilling. I'm afraid I will never find another workplace with such a close knit group. But I'm optimistic. I'm out there. I'm hunting. We will get through this too.