December 12, 2008 1 Comment
Obviously being laid off would be no fun. What I hadn’t realized till recently is that even if you’re not laid off and survive the round, it’s really really depressing when other people around you, especially people you’ve been working with and gotten to know and like, are.
What do you say to them on their last day as they putz around with HR and their paperwork and desk-cleaning? Do you try to ‘make them feel better’? You can’t. Do you say ‘let’s keep in touch’? You won’t. They were a part of your day and now they’re not. They just disappear.
Poof, and like that, they’re gone.
But you survived. This time. Yet what if you know further rounds are coming?
All in all it’s like being in some teen slasher movie. Just because you weren’t the one axed this time doesn’t mean you’re not gonna be next. And after all, everyone knows that only Jamie Lee Curtis will survive at the end.