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Thursday, January 22, 2009

My life in the hands of idiots?

Work is slow.
Extremely slow.
I can not even begin to tell you the frustration I am having with work.
I have just written a letter for a meeting at NOON today to discuss our "options".
Our options dont look good.
Our options are being left up to people who DIDNT graduate, cant spell, can get the dole (welfare) can get another job.
My life is in the hands of people whose biggest goal for the week is to have money for beer.
How do I not cry while at work? Why am I the only one who sees that this situation is serious?
I am sorry, I just want to curl up in the fetal position and have the rain wash over me right now. I would like to know that I can have confidence in the people who are impacting my life.
I dont have it.


GooChick said...

As someone who has been through two lay-off's and just recently learned that annual raises won't be given this year, I sympathize with you. I constantly worry about my job and the lack of control I have over it. It seems weird to me that one can devote so much time and effort to doing a good job but someone who doesn't even know me -- and who makes over a million dollars a year -- is in control of my future.

I laid in bed last night wondering what I would do should I be laid off again (I work in a very viotile industry so lay-off's are quite common). I mean, unemployment won't even cover my mortgage, let alone my bills!

What I finally figured out, my friend, is that there is nothing I can do about it. I will perform my job to the best of my abilities but even that will no longer guarantee me a paycheck so I need to leave it to the universe. Or else I need to start drinking before bed!

InALittleMinute said...

Goo Chick~

Spot on! I agree, and thanks for your thoughts. Sad thing is that since I am not a resident here, I cant even get unemployment to help in a crisis, and that also means I couldnt afford a ticket back home to the US to see if they would give me unemployment.

Someone dear to me lost their job. As a person of extreme intelligence and prominent job placement, he was laid off, and unemployment wasnt enough for anything. Sad when you think of the degrees and knowledge he has. In his job he has the trust of many, and his job gives him other peoples lives to look after and guide...and he takes home less than a pittence.... makes no sense.

As you say, theres nothign you can do. nothing we can do. I just dont like being out of control.

So, tonight I am going to have a glass of champers.. and a toast... to all of us whose lives hang in the balance at the moment! Cheers my dear!

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Hope you are feeling a little more optimistic.

InALittleMinute said...

Ah Mad Mary~

I am a bit more optimistic... my friends are fantastic and have given me a lot of moral support and comfort.

We have cut hours at work to try to keep everyones jobs and continue on.. meanwhile, I think a few of the team are really working at getting more jobs in.

Only time will tell.

I had a massage yesterday to relieve the tension. Felt great.

Thanks for your words. Appreciate them heaps!