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my manager is getting the pink slip...

June 4th, 2008 at 11:31 am

As a follow up to yesterday's post, today we received an announcement on the new organization structure. Much to my team's surprise, our manager's name was not in any of the boxes in the org chart.

After congregating in each other's offices to commisserate, we are fully aware of what's coming next. Oddly, I am not as worried...I'm more upset about my manager than I am for myself. Perhaps the shock hasn't worn off and reality has yet to sink in. Or, maybe I am just naive in thinking that this is beyond my control so there's no sense in worrying about it.

I am comforted however that my resume is up to date and I've started interviewing externally a few weeks ago to get a head start, just in case. And I am very relieved to have a six month emergency fund cushion to fall back to in case I do get laid off. If I didn't have any of these, I'm sure I would be climbing the walls by now.

My point is, fellow savers, please please please have a contingency plan in place. It will certainly help in smoothing bumpy rides!

4 Responses to “my manager is getting the pink slip...”

  1. sagegirl Says:

    Emergency fund and contingency plan--boy that goes right up there with the things I wish I had done. Hubby's layoff put that in perspective for me. Good luck with the job hunt.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, the same thing is happening at my workplace as well. All the more reason to be financially sound the best we can.

  3. baselle Says:

    Good luck with whatever happens with you - the irony is that if you prepare you won't see the pink slip.

    These days, fate always seems to know your credit rating.

  4. lost in debt Says:

    I wish I had been prepared; some times you just don't see it coming and then it's too late.

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