vaya con pance

the great purge January 16, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — gogopance @ 10:33 am

My work had significant layoffs this week. I think numbers were upwards of 1400 and it seemed no team was spared. Everyone lost someone. The drama of the day unfolded like a movie, as those affected spiraled through the coping stages of anger, denial, tears, etc. I stayed “heads down” typing away for the most part, going through my own denial, then guilt, checklist.

A steady stream of box-toting former employees sauntered by my cube all day, on the way to the elevator. And then… there went the official company foosball table… out on a flatbed. A moment of comic relief in a tough day for sure, but pity for the now unemployed, discarded wooden soccer players. Maybe it’s not too late for them to get some World Cup work.


2 Responses to “the great purge”

  1. 9nine9 Says:

    They took the foosball table? BASTARDS! Glad you and Mike made it through. It’s a terrible environment, even for the survivors.

  2. Tina Says:

    What, was the foosball table’s position eliminated too? I didn’t realize that was an enormous expense. I guess the insurance rates became too much to bear. Sheesh.

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