"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Finally Some Answers...

I know in the past few months I've mentioned some of things that have been going on at work but I didn't go into a lot of details. However, some things happened at work today and I feel a little better talking about what is going on.

I used to work for a company (Company A) and left that job because of some of the people in the office and the whole atmosphere of the work place. I was younger and very intimidated by the older woman and not sure of myself - this was all before I was married, owned a home, met my husband. I left Company A three and a half years ago to work for Company B. I really loved Company B and was so happy with my decision.

In December of last year, we found out that Company B had been bought by Company A...I felt a lot of emotions that day but in the end decided that I would stick this out and see how things go before I made any major decisions. At the time of the acquisition, we were told that my department would be ok and no cuts would be made. However, as the months have passed, a lot of rumors have been flying regarding what is going to happen with the office I am currently located at and the central office of Company A. I've been on pins and needles for almost two months now, wondering if I'll have a job when I get to work. I knew something big was happening because the CEO, company lawyers, and other upper management have been in and out of our offices for weeks. I myself, had a meeting of sorts with some of the upper management, that I had hoped went well and showed my qualities.

Today,without any warning, Company A came in and laid off almost twenty of our employees including many within my department. I was the second person called to the main conference room where I met with the department head. I was told that they would like me to come and interview with them and that they believe I would be an excellent fit within their department. They said that they were impressed with my knowledge of my job and that I presented myself very well in all of the meetings that I was involved in.

In a way, I feel some relief. My interview is on Thursday and I'm a little nervous about it, but I feel confident that I will be fine. It will be odd to go back with this company, but its a different department and a different position then I was in before. Plus, I'm older and definitely more adept at handling different situations. If I don't like, I can always look for something else. Right now I'm just thankful that I still have a job and can still make my house payment.

What I do feel horrible about, is the people that I work with that didn't get good news. I'm the only one from my department right now that was given a go ahead. Others weren't told anything yet, or they were let go, including the other girl that worked as my supervisor/coordinator. I'll be keeping them all in my prayers during this difficult time. I don't feel as though I can be happy when so many others around me are suffering.

So, that's what is going on with my life right now. I'm on a roller coaster of emotions right now, and I'm so glad I have this blog to share my feelings with. It helps me to sort through everything when I can talk (type :) ) about it. So thanks for listening everyone and God Bless!


Kristie (J) said...

Everything is just so shaky in these times isn't it? Congratulations on getting an interview!
I know sort of how you feel. I work in the health care industry which is one of the safest places to work right now but I hear about friends in other jobs and how they are being laid off etc. and it's almost a guilty feeling to be doing ok myself.

Sunnysmileqt said...

Thanks Kristie. I am in the healthcare industry, that's what was scaring me so much. We have so many friends right now that are struggling to keep their jobs or find new ones. It's very scary times. Thanks for the support!

Katie said...

I hope it all works out ok. It is definitely scary in the working world lately! You just never know. And it's hard to get too excited when your friends and co-workers are let go or don't know their fate yet!!

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