by Terri Wagner
For months now I've been hearing the horror stories of people laid off and feeling so terrible for them. I would quickly say a prayer and then double my efforts to make sure I was ok.
Then it happened to me! Totally blindsided me. I had been with the company for almost 17 years. I had moved from part time sales rep to editorial manager. And the money was pretty good for this area. I distinctly remember just five weeks ago crossing Mobile Bay thinking wow, pretty commute, love my job, life is good, I think I'll stay until I can retire.
Then five short weeks later I get so sorry you make too much money, we have to cut back, here's some severance pay, and oh by the way leave now. I was so shook up I left some personal files on my computer and had a camera at home.
That was Monday, yesterday, why does it feel like a million years ago. The only up side to all of this is my FB friends, you've all stepped up to the plate, said a prayer for me, made me feel better.
As for me well there are the ok let's close this door and find the open window moments, the shattered what on earth do I do moments and the hey it could be so much worse moments.
I'll keep you posted. And please continue your prayers and your thoughts. It helps. Believe me it does.