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By Gedvondur (Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 06:35:34 AM EST) fuck (all tags)
I had some shitty fucking news today.


They laid off the guy I work with.  I know that doesn't sound like that big a deal, but he's a close friend of mine from outside of work.

I feel guilty.  I feel like this is my fault.  If I would have worked harder, if I had been better, maybe this wouldn't have happened.

He's got a wife and two kids.

It feels like my fault.

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I get laid off on Friday by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 07:54:28 AM EST
Been saving money for a house, so I'm OK.

Laid off in Summer means three day beach weekends.

I'm such a victim.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I think I drove by your old job by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 08:11:07 AM EST
a big fed facility on Old Ox/Loudoun county road?


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Nope by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 09:06:55 AM EST
Stonecroft blvd. Off of Rt 28.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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If you'd worked harder by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 2) #2 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 08:07:58 AM EST
He might never have gotten the job to begin with and you'd be under the gun to continue performing at the level of 2+ people. Unless you were complicit in keeping any knowledge about his job, prospects or future from him, you're not to blame. At all.

Not only does shit happen, bad shit happens to good people with a frequency much higher than it should be.

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Thanks man by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 08:56:29 AM EST
I appreciate it. 

Just down in the dumps today about this.

Gedvondur
"If you do not sin, then you too may some day float like a big pink Goodyear blimp of The Lord." -theboz

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Some foods in life are bad by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 3) #6 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 10:05:37 AM EST
They can really make you mad
Other grub just makes you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on beef gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

    And...always look forward to... Fish Friday
    Always look forward to... Fish Friday

If life seems jolly rotten
There's food that you've forgotten
And most of all the day on which it's served.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be a silly chump
Just think about the haddock you deserve...

    And...always look forward to... Fish Friday
    Always look forward to... Fish Friday

For life is quite absurd
And lunch the final word
Just think about the tuna, scrod and plaice
Forget about the chicken - it's lemons you'll be lickin'
In four days there'll be fishies in your face

    So...always look forward to... Fish Friday
    Always look forward to... Fish Friday

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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it's that time of the quarter by MostlyHarmless (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 06:08:53 PM EST
when the beancounters add everything up, divide by a magic number, and hey presto out comes the 'appropriate' number of employees. Sometimes n < currentNumEmployees, followed quickly by an currentNumEmployees = n.

Oddly enough, when n > currentNumEmployees, the currentNumEmployees = n statement often doesn't get executed...

It's not your fault ged, not even close.

-mh
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[Mostly Harmless]

Thanks by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 06:41:35 PM EST
Thanks, MH.

This is something my mind knows, but my heart doesn't.  I'll get over it, just gonna take a few days/beers.

Gedvondur
"If you do not sin, then you too may some day float like a big pink Goodyear blimp of The Lord." -theboz

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