Today I officially became a "statistic" -- part of the small, but rapidly increasing numbers of the unemployed!
You know it's never a good sign when you open your work e-mail and see a notice for a "mandatory" meeting first thing in the morning and the only other people attending the meeting are your supervisor and her supervisor.
After receiving the expected bad news, they were quick to point out that my termination has nothing whatsoever to do with my performance--the people I provided admin support for here all gave me glowing reviews. And the other thing they pointed out is that I'll still be a part of "the Manpower family." Oh yeah, that made me feel a whole lot better too.
My last day will be February 27th. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, we'll just wait and see what happens. What I do know is that the McDonald's out by my house is always looking for help and I think I'd look pretty hot in that red McDonald's polo shirt and a hairnet, don't you think??
I'm trying to see the humorous side of this because the alternative isn't even worth thinking about. But, I gotta tell you it really sucks when you get "let go" versus quitting on your own. I've quit a few jobs over my work lifetime and in most cases it was for something better. This Manpower job was the second lowest-paying job I ever had, but of all my jobs, it was the one I liked the best. The hours were perfect, I could ride with and eat lunch with Mr. Johnson every day, the work wasn't hard and I enjoyed it, and I made some REALLY GOOD FRIENDS here. That's what I'm really going to miss......and now I've gotta go because I'm starting to cry.