Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I am free at last!

Today, my boss asked to speak to me and handed me the severance package for layoffs. Since there was not enough work, myself and one other associate were laid off and packaged out.

Can I just say what a relief this is? I guess I have known that this was coming, and now having it over is just a relief.

It may hit me later, but for the longest time, I have been feeling like I was strangling in the chokehold of Corporate America. Now I feel like I have a fresh start coming.

So speak to me of layoffs, and how it your life changed for the better.


Bezzie said...

Does quitting count?

I personally have never been laid off, but everyone I know that has, it's always been a GOOD thing!!! There's a *reason* the company that laid you off laid you off. (i.e. they probably aren't doing so hot--and who wants to go down with the ship?) Might as well get out while they're offering packages!

cpurl17 said...

K, been down that road. I can tell you lots!
EMail me your number and I'll give you a call tomorrow.

OldLadyPenPal said...

Look at me! My ex-boss broke up with me via email and now I'm in grad school pursuing my dream.

You ok?

SuzannaBanana said...

I've dodged a few layoffs and had my share of layoff survivor guilt...which is funny since almost everyone I've watch walk out the door has been happy to finally be free.

I have a friend who left the corporate world to pursue his dream of playing the steel drums. He plays poolside at several Las Vegas casinos during the summer.

Woohoo! Fresh start!

Batty said...

Well, I'm currently job hunting. But I've also decided to change direction, from a down in the basement job to a job where I get to see people every once in a while. I wouldn't have had to re-examine my direction if the grant that funded my position hadn't run out. It's so easy to get stuck in a rut when you have a secure job and bennies!

There's a period of depression associated with being laid off, but you'll get over it. Feel free to whine as much as you need to. And enjoy the extra knitting time while it lasts.

turtlegirl76 said...

I've been laid off once, or, rather, downsized. It sucked bigtime. I had no knowledge of how unemployment works and thought since I already worked parttime at a restaurant that I wouldn't qualify. Thus started the 4 year waste of time I call "the restaurant years." I'm sure you will have much better luck as you are not an idiot. =)