Wednesday, January 16, 2008

So I got fired today...

Well technically 'I was made aware that my position has been terminated under the new company restructuring'

It was kind of surreal, I knew the minute my bosses boss tapped me on the shoulder - there was something up. And then when he took me into the little conference room with my bosses, bosses boss in it and an HR lady I've never seen in my life, I knew exactly what the 'talk' was going to be about.

I wasn't the only one who got the walking papers today, my old boss (who got promoted a year ago) got called into the small conference room too. They said about 45 people altogether were getting the pink slip.

In a sense I was fairly relieved because they told me I could take the rest of the day off and I don't have a final, final day at work until about 2 months from now.

I've told the fiance the wedding is off until I find a new job but, she doesn't want to tell anyone until the two months is up.

So many things going through my mind right now but, one main thought is
- on a certain level, I do not want to be dependent on someone else or some corporation for my paycheck from this point forward. I need my independence.

The other thought that comes to mind is - a brother needs to eat...and pay the rent...and pay the other bills...

I know I'll get through this - I just pray I get through it sooner rather than later.


TMAC said...

You will get through it, Reggie. I got laid off from my job in 2006 and thought it was the end of the world because of all my bills and debt. I added to the debt during that time of unemployment, but I lived to tell the tale.

I would argue that you actively start thinking what you would like to persue once the two months is up.

Keep us posted.

Good Luck,

Crys said...

you'll be alright. this too shall pass.

Reggie said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Luckily, I am at this exact moment in time, debt free, so I have a little breathing room in the sense that I only have rent and a couple of utilities and optional utilities (internet & gym) to worry about.

Moneymonk said...

sometimes that's a good thing! A better job maybe waiting for you. Im sure your fiance will help you ouy ( a good way to test her love)

claim unemployment insurance and start hitting up recruiters