So sorry to hear that, Deri. My company does the same thing constantly. I
consider myself a war veteran of a sort, having survived many redundancies
in the 14 years I've worked for them. However I'm not complacent, as that's
the worse thing to be in this age of shrinking payrolls. My job may be on
the line later this summer or fall, but I don't plan to quit to look for
another job as I want to go with a severance package deal. It may not come
to that, though, as they allow laid-off people to have precedence in posting
for other jobs within the corporation before other employees and outsiders.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Deri James" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: well i am on the way to see one of those fab medical types.
> On Wednesday 03 Jul 2002 12:26 pm, Cleveland, Kyle E. wrote:
> > Why? You, Kat and I are the only ones working today, I think.
> > Y'all working Friday?
> > -Kyle
> What's so special 'bout Friday? ;-)
> Been working like a navvy all week. The Systems Support Group (3 of
> us looking after 10 Unix servers) was "downsized" by 2 on Monday -
> redundancy after 17 years of working together. I am now the last
> associate director left (in the back office) of the old company taken
> over 18 months ago.
> I'm sitting on my own with 3 rows of blank desks in front and 18
> behind - its lonely. ;-(