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.