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October 5th, 2005

just got the call. @ 09:24 am

Mood: relieved relieved and sad.

I am retained.
 
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From:gothikcub
Date:October 5th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
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WOOHOO! that's good news! :)
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 5th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 5th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

We'll find out more later today, at our group meeting.

[hugs] too y'all too!
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From:woofy191
Date:October 5th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
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well thats def good news
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 5th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
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true, Thanks!
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From:beartalon
Date:October 5th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Simply GOOD.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
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[hug]
From:detailbear
Date:October 5th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Yay!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Yup, thanks!
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From:njbearcub1
Date:October 5th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Your dentist called?

You have to wear a retainer?
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From:txredneck
Date:October 5th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
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You have to wear a retainer?

That sounds painful! (well not to jeff.. but for others..)
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From:txredneck
Date:October 5th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Glad, they chose wisely and kept you on. Hope all the changes aren't too stressful!

*big hugs*
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
[big hugz]

How have you been fairing the storms and your hubby on another continent?
From:ex_bearbong816
Date:October 5th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
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What does that mean?
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 5th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
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[management-speak-on]
I have the skill set that my supervisor thinks will benefit the company in the future.
[management-speak-off]

I was not laid off, but some other folks under my supervisor were.
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From:gr8grizz
Date:October 5th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you were, but I also know how it feels to look at people all around you leave for no other reason than a combination of corporate poor judgement and a few more bad days than you had on the books. I really believe some of the most humble people are always the ones to get the axe. Just the same I know you are a good man and I am glad you were retained.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
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Too True.

Several rounds of cuts ago, the company started tearing into the flesh and lately into the bone of the company. Up to that point, they had been lightly pruning, some dust here, some mud there, a couple of fingernails, the odd cuticle, etc.

Humble: The company forces employees to (boast) about themselves twice yearly at review time. We fill out our review paperwork to tell/remind the managers, ours and their peers, what we did with our paid and unpaid time during the previous 6 months/year. Folks, who are at ease with speaking about themselves positively. are well served by the process and their review paperwork accurately speaks about them in the management review meetings and allows their manager to place them in a higher bucket w/re: their band.

In the beginning I had trouble speaking up about the stuff that I was doing, in and out of work, that increased my value to the company, stuff like learning new programming languages, reading monthly technical journals, attending conferences (including some on my own time)(Linux world, PC world), attending classes (on my own time and on company time)(Photoshop and self paced classes), etc.

In short, I've seen competent, customer focused, highly technical folks get let go due to management ineptitude and I've seen folks who, in my opinion should have been let go a long time ago stay. The long and short of it is that their manager was told, you gotta release x number of headcount, and they look at the people that they have, factor in what they have done that the company will need and the potential to grow to fill future needs and they make their choices.

I have been chatting with my manager over the last couple of weeks and she has not been a happy camper. Yesterday afternoon, I asked her how she was doing and she looked haggard and drawn, she told me that she hadn't slept in a few days and was still very stressed. I thanked her for her humanity and told her that I was glad to have her as a manager.
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From:rwcubdad
Date:October 6th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
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HUGS! I know it's a tough day, but I'm so happy for ya, handsome.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, sexy!

[hug]
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From:jcbearny
Date:October 6th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
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Been there, done that.
I'm glad for you; they made a smart choice.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Me Too.
From:mrwhistlebear
Date:October 6th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
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{{HUG}}

I'm glad this round has passed. Maybe now you can relax.

Miss ya.
xoxo
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:October 6th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
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miss you'all too.

I'm glad, too.

relax, ReLax, what's that?

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