Bad case of "survivor guilt"
Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:07 PM
Two people got laid off this week in my office. Can't say much about details, but they're restructuring my department across North America in my workplace. Part of me feels tremendous 'survivor guilt' because I was spared. I know I can't control what the company does, but one of them was a single mom. The other part of me is grateful because I want to stay with the company and I've long argued that the current way things work DOES NOT WORK. We've been drowning for a long time and been screaming for help and the customers suffer. Now they're changing things around and we're going to be in a transition period from now till about December. The uncertainty is very disheartening.
We'll have to wait and see what pans out. I may apply for a new job once they sort out our department if I don't like what we'd be doing.
This sucks but I guess it could be worse. Thanks for letting me vent. )
Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:26 PM
Hang in there!
Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:05 AM
To top it off, I'm in HR, so we had to execute layoffs within the business as well. It was the most exhausting month of my life! The 1st one I had to do was a young guy that had pictures of his wife and newborn baby at his desk, it was so disheartening. I literally cried when I got in the car after this dreadful day was finally over...
Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:27 AM
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