Words, Weights, Whatever

Friday, July 22, 2005

***Vacation, is the spice of life (Part VI)***

The Spouse looked at me expectantly as I hung up the phone.

“Did you speak with your HR Director?”

I shook my head. “She was out to lunch.”

“Why would she call you on your day off?”

“Well,” I said lightly even though I didn’t feel it. “Maybe she called to tell me that I’m fired and to just come in Tuesday to pick up my stuff.”

“You think so?”

“No,” I said honestly as we got into my car. We were to see a movie. “I honestly don’t know. I’ll call one more time before going into the theater.”

An hour later

“So, what did she say?” The Spouse asked.

“Well, we were sorta right,” I said slowly. “I am being let go.”

R. moved in close. “I’m sorry—“

“—and so is my entire department and three other ones, too.”


I nodded. “Corporate is closing four departments. Our last day is the 29th of this month.” I pulled out my movie ticket. “Ready to see the Fantastic Four?”

End of vacation


  • Yikes! Dude, I'm sorry.

    By Blogger TECH, at 2:06 PM  

  • Woo-hoo! The joys of unemployment! Care to switch? You can have my job and I'll take the unemployment bennies. :)

    Hang in there.

    By Blogger Kellie, at 2:42 PM  

  • Joel, I'm sorry.

    By Blogger Jean, at 3:46 PM  

  • Sorry to hear the news, Joel. But you know the old business about every door that closes opens another, and all that.

    This is why I'm self-employed.

    Keep your chin up, my friend.

    By Blogger SwanShadow, at 3:50 PM  

  • You finally find a spot to call home and the corporate demons mess things up. 'Change' seems to like you.

    By Blogger Leon, at 8:53 PM  

  • Sorry to read about this Joel. A different job is out there just waiting for you to find it so keep your chin up! It will come.

    By Blogger Keith, at 11:14 PM  

  • ok. I stumbled across this blog and I just wanted to say I am sooo sorry for you! Ouch! Good luck finding a better job!

    By Blogger GoddessAradia, at 9:03 AM  

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