Mar 20, 2009

Barkeep, another round of 'ritas please.

Ahhhh, Friday is finally here. It’s been a long three months but all the layoffs are over. We completed the last ones this Wednesday. Everybody in this office is still suffering from shell-shock. There is no easy way to do it. If you do it as a group you lose the ability to communicate with them one on one about how valuable their contribution has been and how difficult the decision was to let them go. If you meet with them individually it takes more time so the entire staff is on edge all day waiting for the tap on the shoulder. And to boot, you feel like the grim reaper walking through the halls. “Uh oh, she’s on the move. Where’s she headed? Please God don’t let it be in my direction. Oh sh*t, here she comes….. don’t look at her…. put your head down.” We chose the individual meetings because we wanted to treat each person with as much respect as we could. It went smoothly with only a few exceptions.

Should be a good weekend.

1) Tonight I plan on drinking a few Kryptonite Margaritas, pictured above. Every two or three weeks a group of us get together at the fine establishment that serves these heavenly concoctions. All the ladies drink the margaritas and the guys drink beers usually. They know us pretty well up there so they keep the kryptonites flowing.

2) One of my two favorite uncles is visiting from Germany so I’ll get the chance to spend some time with him. My mother especially needs a visit from her big brother right now.

3) Going to see the new Nicholas Cage movie, Knowing. Gosh, I hope it doesn’t suck.


  1. What a job to have to do....hard on you but you are doing the right thing in not just sending out SMS's like some companies do... truly. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. Wow, your blog really put things in perspective for me today. I had a stressful week at work, but not nearly anything like this. That must have been rough. Enjoy those 'ritas! :)

  3. That's another side of the coin for sure. I think that lately the words "Nicholas Cage" and "this movie sucks" go together like Kryptonite Margaritas and layoffs.

  4. MC - definitely the least fun part of my job. Having been laid off myself once I know that often it means better things in the future... just hard to see it at the moment.

    Miss H - The 'ritas were especially good last night.

    Jeanna - Hi there! I really like Nicolas Cage so I keep hoping for the best.

  5. Now that the unpleasant business is over,I think you deserve a Kryptonite Maggie or six..
    What's in a K-Maggie by the way?..That's a new one on me.
    I'm curious how the movie is.Nicholas is one of my favorite actors,and I pretty much like anything he does.

  6. Sling - we have tried to recreate it at home a few times and haven't been successful yet. I know it has melon liquer, sweet and sour mix, rum and vodka. Even though it's called a margarita I don't think it has tequila. Going to have to ask the bartender.

  7. Layoffs are still happening around here. Hate it. Did the movie suck?