My company is laying off today.
I know things that others don’t, and it’s killing me.
One of my best friends here got chopped.
I’m crying my eyes out.
I had a long talk with my manager today and, bless his heart, I’m spared. Most of our IT department is spared (except for the new guy we hired last summer, but he doesn’t know it yet. He helped me print some forms this morning and it was SO hard to look him in the eye and know in a few short hours, he’d no longer be my co-worker.)
This is only the second time in the 38 year history of my company that we've had layoffs.
The other time was 2 years ago.
I have a yellow post-it in front of me.
I’m writing down the names of all my friends who are getting axed.
I think I need a new job.
I think I need to write all this down, because this is just breaking my heart.
I hate knowing what I know