Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Stand Alone

I'm exhausted. My nerves are stretched thin because of my job. The layoffs have begun and from what my sources say, it is very sudden when you find out. Boss Lady is nervous but she and I have come to the understanding that out department needs to stay under the radar so nobody gets any funny ideas about cutting us. There's only so much of a workload we can take because we lack the technical know-how for very complicated processes. To be fair, it isn't very kind to be taking work from other departments when they are probably trying to keep their own jobs from being slashed. I know my self preservation should come first but it bothers me to know that some of the good people I work with in this building could lose their jobs. I know a couple of people in my department are apathetic to the prospect of being laid off and that doesn't help me at all in this matter.

I think I've come to the end of my rope though. I can do no more. There will be some cross training with 2 other groups that I was volunteered for this month. I am not pleased about it because it isn't very relevent to what we do and I dislike most of the staff in these groups. This training smacks of "DESPERATION" and it's embarrassing. I'd sooner quit or take my walking papers rather then ever work in one of those groups.

1 comment:

CrouchingOwl said...

There haven't been any talks of layoffs in the center where I work, but for months now if you complain about something one of the standard answers has been that we should feel lucky the center hasn't closed on us, and over the past month its been very open threats that if our scores don't improve the client will drop our site entirely. Hopefully that won't happen, but one can't be sure. Given that I think I've heard the employer holds about 1/5th of the city work force and there have been a lot of factory closings, if they do a massive closeout it will be very very hard to find a job at all. As it is one of my team members said her husband has been out of work for 3 or 4 months straight and hadn't been able to find anything better than minimum wage at a commute distance of 3 hour drive away. Good luck with your job, hope we all stay safe in this crazy economy.