You cold-hearted sons of bitches

In early December the axe fell at work and about 100 people got their notices. Yesterday was their last day. It should have been today, but today was the big launch for our new product and god forbid that the celebration gets ruined by the image of people leaving the building with boxes. So they’re giving us champagne flutes with the new product logo (filled with sparkling cider) and throwing a big party this afternoon with a live band (keep in mind our Christmas party was canceled due to budget concerns).

I lost some good friends in this layoff, including one very good one who has worked with me for seven years and was the nicest man on the planet. We are about to attempt to absorb the work of an entire office in the rust belt that is getting laid off, the plan to out-source jobs to Asia is going to crash and burn, and every area on this floor is already stressed by having too few people to do too much work. We used to take pride in the quality of our work and now we will be struggling to do it in a somewhat timely manner, quality be damned.

To the corporate overlords that created this situation I quote the late Charlton Heston:

Goddamn you, God damn you all to hell!

About jeroljohnson

I guess I'm the crying on the inside kind of clown
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