Sunday, March 22, 2009

Living Life On Hold

Just before 5PM on Friday, the CEO of the company I work for, sent an email to every employee around the world about FY2010 budget planning. Our fiscal year begins on 7/1/09. Among the "savings opportunities" he cites is a 5%-10% reduction in all departments. I HAVE noticed the HR Director in my director's office, which is right next to mine, frequently lately.
So, now it's just a matter of waiting it out to see what happens. I'm not losing sleep over it. As mentioned in an earlier post (12/28 to be exact), I have a "Que Sera, Sera" attitude about most things. But it certainly doesn't make for a relaxed working environment.
So, the LSH & I are in a holding pattern right now - no home improvements, no vacations, just about no nothing planned until I see if I survive this first cutback. Let's just say, this is NOT how I expected life to be at this point in my life. That old saying "Man makes plans while God laughs" couldn't be truer right now.


  1. I hope you make it through the cut. It's so hard to concentrate on work when you know you may or may not be talked about w/regard to dismissal. It sucks. Productivity goes way way down, and you see long faces on people. You seem to have a good attitude. Keep it up and stay away from the water cooler (if you want to keep your good attitude).

  2. We all seem to be in the same boat when it comes to finances, Unfortunately the boat's name is Titanic!