Saturday, February 23, 2013

2013 - 8th Saturday

Holy Cow Batman! Another layoff! A whole slew of my co-workers are being laid off. They weren't escorted out this week, but they were forewarned that their last day would be April 30. Being notified so early will allow all of them to continue working and getting paid, while looking for a new job.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013 - 7th Saturday

No news is good news. Things are settling into a nice & quiet level of existence.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

2013 - 6th Saturday

I found out from a co-worker that one of our counterparts was let go this week. Basically FIRED! No one made an official announcement to us. I got a call yesterday afternoon anticipating to touch base from a gal in our mid-west office and she spilled the news. I couldn't believe it. FIRED! The person who was let go did the same type of work that the guy in my office used to do. So I'm wondering if his leaving highlighted the fact that his work could be split between me and my co-worker. We're doing the work. We're just swamped every day -- every week. Hopefully someone is looking at the big picture and figuring out the long-range outlook will be for our jobs. Because I am busy. ALL. THE. TIME. Thank goodness I've got my job though. Right?

Saturday, February 02, 2013

2013 - 5th Saturday

Changes at work once more. I've been kicking in about 50+ hours per week. It can be stressful and overwhelming. There are days when it doesn't feel like I've got enough time to get things done. What's most aggrevating for me are those days when changes are made and I'm not pulled into the loop. They get me involved when they need me to do something. I'm usually the one who has to finish the deliverable. So they (the infamous "they") decide what needs to get done and designate me to do it. THEN they let me know what's going on. How about asking me about the new aspect first and ask for my feedback on the workflow that would work best. Nope. They just dump it into my lap and expect me to fit it in. ARGH!