Sure you do! I’m feeling it today. I suppose the one good thing is that yesterday, when I went to work, I thought to myself, “Damn, I wish the weekend wasn’t over!”
Be careful what you wish for, kiddies!
I was dumb as hell, doing my job as normal and having no idea what was going on. Then, about 2:30 in the afternoon, I got asked to join M in the conference room. I figured it was another meeting and wrapped up what I was doing, then went on in.
Well . . . turns out that after all their planning meetings last week, they have decided that the best course of action is to dissolve my position. That’s right – dissolve my position. Just add water and watch it go “poof”.
The man who never made any sales calls on time is now going to be in charge of all sales. They’re not doing any marketing whatsoever for the rest of the year. Therefore, sales and marketing manager (or whatever the hell I was)? Pah – not needed! Position dissolved.
I got this information at 2:30 in the afternoon. They asked if I had any questions. I told them I didn’t think so, and thanked them for the experience. Then, very unlike those two gentlemen, I didn’t even get a handshake as we all stood around the table. Not even a handshake.
By 4:30 yesterday afternoon, my desk was cleared, I said goodbye to my pretty, pretty computer, and I walked out the door.
Well, all THAT stuff’s the negative. Now for the positive.
- I got out while the gettin’s good. If they’re not planning on marketing at all, that place is about to go down like the Titanic. This one ain’t on board. As a matter of fact, I got two weeks’ severance plus my unused vacation time. That’s a helluva lot more than people will get if they have to close their doors.
- I was getting restless anyway.
- I’m so damn loyal I may not have left if they didn’t fire me . . .
So there are plenty of reasons here why this is a positive issue – but yes, I’ll be locking myself in a hole for a bit. And if I’m not online (at least until we can get connected at home so I can job search in my underwear), this is why.