Anatomy of a Layoff: Day 4

Spent a pretty quiet day today.

One highlight, so to speak: the GM who I’ve been griping about sent me an email, thanking me for my dedication and so on. Said she had to be at another meeting right after the layoffs (without going into details, this makes sense) and by the time she got back, I was gone. She also offered a reference.

So my biggest issue with the whole layoff thing has been soothed quite a bit. Maybe someone prompted her to email me, maybe not. It doesn’t really matter. The fact is she made the effort.

As of right now, I’m not carrying a lot of anger about the whole situation. Anxiety, yes. Every time I buy something I get freaked out: “Should I be buying this or should I be saving that $2.50 for something else.”

Now we head into what is a 4-day weekend for most people. Hopefully I can treat it that way too. This’ll probably be my last ‘daily’ report about the layoff. Honestly I expected a lot more, ah, drama, in these posts, but I’m just not feeling the strong emotions that I thought I’d be feeling.

Mind you, I’m not complaining!