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Since I never seem to get around to sending out Christmas cards or letters, I decided to blog a bit to keep my fans updated. :-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Not a fun day

My company laid off lots of employees today following last week's acquisition by another company. I am feeling very lucky to still be employed, but am sad to see the departure of colleagues I admire and with whom I have enjoyed working. There will be many voids for the remaining staff to fill.

Days like this are always unsettling. Most people seem to be taking it in stride, though it has been challenging to get any real work done.

I wish the best of luck to those who are parting ways with the company. You will be missed.


  1. Those are bad days. I never get a lot of work done on those days. Fortunately, they are not common.

  2. So glad you're still on the payroll. Hope your colleagues find new jobs quickly.

  3. Layoffs are the worst part of corporate culture. Congrats on surviving, there is always that moment of "oh no, what if it's me," even when you feel pretty safe.