Yesterday, I became a statistic of the times. Like many people across the country these days, I was laid off. Yes, it's true. After 18 years and partnership, my role, as they said, has been eliminated. They call it separation, as if we're going to get back together. It wasn't done with respect or integrity, or even compassion. If fact, it was cold. And it went down that way for 70 people in the company.
I worked for an environmental consulting firm, and I worked in Marketing. In tough times, it's a natural that Marketing will get slashed because Marketing is an expensive endeavor. So, I do understand. However, I am filled with a field of emotions wrestling each other for space and voice. Right now, though, I'm still in shock. The rest will follow.