Last Wednesday I was walking into my office my mind on what I would post later for a Thursday Thirteen. My boss called me into her office, and I, thinking that it was about my bonus/raise thought nothing of it.
Then I was told that my job--the job I've had for over a decade--had been eliminated. My last day was Friday. Go to HR. Pretty much that quickly and bluntly.
My coworkers were stunned--the ones in other departments who often see what I do. One, I am told, went the first day after and gave my former boss a large piece of her mind. The door was closed but words like "asinine" and "oblivious" were used. I felt better. My department acted as if the firing was contagious--with a few exceptions.
Mostly I've been feeling rage. It has dialed down from that to a warm simmer of fury. I've been taking this time to regroup. relax, and spend some time with my baby. She's needed it. She has another ear infection and she has shared it with her mommy. I have a decent severance package, but the last time I looked for a job Facebook didn't exist.
I'd love pointers. Resume pointers. This is going to be a very different kind of blog.
More to come.