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March 18th, 2010

found out (officially) a short while ago... @ 03:48 pm

Mood: sad sad

I am retained! Yay! (I think).

The company had a layoff today in our business unit in the USA.

My manager had to let two folks go. One of the guys I've been teammates with supporting two products over the last 6+ yrs. I've known for other fellow for 13 years, he was my mentor when I started at the company in 1997.

And another fellow under another manager was let go also. I've worked with him on and off for the last 12 to 13 years.

Good Health and Best of Luck in your futures; TWJ, RMG, BKF!
 
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From:choochoo68
Date:March 18th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
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duck and cover; bob and weave.
see? told you you were graceful ;)
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 19th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
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heh... Thanks!

If it wasn't for the fact that I worked on a major project for one of my former products, I would probably have been one of the folks to leave today.

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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 19th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
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Same sentiments here!
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From:putzmeisterbear
Date:March 18th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad your job is secure. WooHoo!!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 19th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks Steve!
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From:teddyb
Date:March 19th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
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It is tough to see colleagues let go, but I am glad you survived.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 19th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
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Thanks! So true, its been happening on and off since 2001...

I don't envy my manager she had to lay off 2 of her 11 people today.
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From:oscarlikesbugsy
Date:March 23rd, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
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Congratulations, of sorts, on missing the cut.

It's always nice to find out that one is mission critical, despite the departure of colleagues.
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From:cubziz
Date:March 31st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
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Sometimes being left is just as emotional as being the one cut... except you still have to stay loyal. *HUG*

Hang in there, all of you.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 31st, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
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[hug] Thanks!

so true and with it happening so many times since the start of the Telecom Downturn in 2001 it can be quite draining.

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