long weekend

long weekend

thank goodness for the long weekend. yesterday at work i arrived like a normally do, sat down, and after about 20 minutes i noticed the absence of one of my coworkers. i figured maybe he was sick, so i didn’t question it. so about an hour later, holly, one of the girls i work with, asked if i’d heard about scott. no?? he’d been let go – his position was eliminated due to budget restraints. i was kinda like, that’s weird…. but he was on a 12-hr shift and it seemed to me they had too many on 12-hr shifts anyway, so i thought nothing of it.
so 2 pm rolls around when the guy i work with comes in. yeah, he was laid off too. ???? he’d been there for three years and i was getting freaked out. but around 3 p.m., the boss came in and said they were done laying people off and this was the team we had.
 there were 15 people in my little department, and now there’s 12. that’s a 20% loss of workforce and now i’m the only preflight person on 2nd shift. YUCK do you know how much pressure that puts on me?? ICK!
but, i still have a job. if i’d been laid off again i probably would have done something not good.

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