Monday, May 25, 2009


Will learned that RIF equals Reduction In Force and the acronym was enjoined in his brain along with the other killing spell terms like pink slips, axes falling, layoffs, mass firings, headcount reduction, etc.

-- At The End Of The Day, Chapter 3 RIF happens, and it happens to the less fortunate ones, repeatedly. After two years of abuse, political infighting, working nights and weekends while watching my wages tumble with the company, I was quite relieved it was all over. I made a promise not to sue so I could get on with my life. Life as a riffer is quite enjoyable. In the week and half I've been home, I went on a field trip with Henry's class, had breakfast and lunch with my friends, took yoga classes almost every day, and of course, hang out with Henry every afternoon. Food finds its way to me at various times, not good. But I can find excuses. Could I be depressed? Maybe just a little? Here, some chocolate will help. I will burn it all off in my next trip to the gym, om the fat grams away.


KimKim said...

Someone like you will always have work and be taken care of by the Universe/forces of fate.

You have such a wonderful charisma I can see you doing well in all kinds of working situations.

Lynn said...

You will eventually find work, but Henry will only be this age once. I say this is a blessing in disguise.

Sonya said...

Wow,I am behind. I hope things get back on track soon. Is a great excuse to spend time with loved ones and friends.

Jennifer said...

You are too smart, thoughtful, and witty to work for people who can't see your value. Good riddance to them.

I know it's corny, but I really do believe that when a door closes, a window opens. Take this time to enjoy living and think about *you* want. Then you will be ready for life's next great opportunity, whatever it might be.

Karin said...

What a perfect picture of Henry in that nest. I would love to buy a print of that from you if at all possible.

I am sorry about the's upsetting and a relief at the same time, sounds like.

I know you will come out OK in the end.

Sue said...

There are a lot of good people in the same situation. Enjoy you time with Henry and your fur kids.