Nothing to see here…

02 Dec

No real news today, other than that “no news is good news”.  As I may have mentioned before, my company was merged with a much larger company earlier this year, and the fall-out of that merger (thousands of lay-offs) has begun.  It’s so sad to see people who have been with the formerly independent company for 20+ years forced to leave.  I hate that.  I know that it’s standard operating procedure in today’s world, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.  One of my peers was let go yesterday, another one was let go in late October.  And worse yet, my manager was laid off yesterday, too.  *sigh*


For the moment, I seem to be among those left behind.  Don’t know how long it will last, but I’m very grateful not to be among those scrambling for either a new internal or a new external position in the next 60 days!  Could the timing be any worse?  Really?  Who the heck hires in December in the U.S.??


That’s all for now.  Knitting lately has been a series of exercises in a little bit here or there and a study in frogging and tinking.  It’s not that I’ve lost my mojo again, it’s just that I have the attention span of a flea right now.  Probably mostly work-related stress and the holidays creeping up and such. 


Hope all U.S. readers had a great Thanksgiving.  Here’s best wishes for a glorious winter holiday (whatever your holiday may be – Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, just New Year’s, whatever!


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2 responses to “Nothing to see here…

  1. Kimberly from SBL

    December 6, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Hi Marla,

    I will be crossing my paws for you. After working for large corporations during the past 10 years, it is nice (albeit times crazy busy) to be working for a company of only 150. What I do not miss the most? The knots in my stomach after each re-org!

    Bunny hugs,
    K =:8

  2. marlajap

    December 6, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks, somebunnyslove – both for the crossed paws, and for visiting my blog! Most of the time, I think of my blog as a rather socially acceptable method of talking to myself. LOL!


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