Friday, January 30, 2009


Regarding item #1 in my last post, I am no longer mad at the tech guy at work. I found out a little while ago that he is being laid off. He just found out yesterday. The poor bastard. Him and about nine secretaries and administrative assistants in our front office. Things are starting to get scary around here. First the offering of early retirements to our warehouse workers, now this. If they decide to trim back on supervisors I would probably be one of the first to go based on my salary and seniority. I hate to even think about it. I'd lose my house for one thing, because I'd never find a job that pays what this one does. Period. Not now, anyway. I could just see me moving back to Ohio at 50 to live with my folks. Right. Well enough of that.

I've transferred my anger on from the tech guy to one of my cohorts. How can I easily explain this? At the beginning of the shift he borrows one of my workers "just until lunch" to work Fed Ex shipments. Being a team player, I agree. After lunch the employee doesn't come back. My cohort decided that he needed the employee for something else so he just kept him. Oh no you don't. I took the employee back. My cohort asked if I really needed the employee or if I was just trying to make a point. I answered "both". So now he's mad at me. I'll live, and if he doesn't get over it, I'll still live.

That is all. I'm out. Good night.


  1. The possible layoff is scary indeed. I'm wondering from one day to the next if I'll still have a job come tomorrow. This whole economic nightmare is affecting everyone, from corporate down to the little guy (or gal in this case). We just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

    The co-worker was wrong to do that, plain and simple. He'll get over it. Hugs.

  2. Stupid co-worker. If he knew enough to ask a question like that than he knew enough to ask you if he could keep the employee a little longer.

  3. Be careful and do your best to show everyone at work why they need to keep you. These are scary times.....