Saturday, January 17, 2009

And It Begins

Yesterday marked the beginning of the end, maybe. My company laid off the first person in our office since this economy "crisis" thing started. I really hope this isn't the beginning of a downward spiral. The fact that I work in the construction industry has been especially unsettling these past few months. People don't want to build new commercial buildings that will most likely not do very good business because nobody will be buying anything for a while. At least this is how I think these companies are thinking.
Anyways, when I was hired, it was because they were promoting the girl who did my job to a position that hadn't previously existed. The girl I replaced, who trained me to do everything I do, still works here, down the hall from me. That being said, our office "traffic" has slowed significantly and there isn't as much being done around here. My biggest fear is that, since this other girl already knows my job and has been here for years, they will bump me out and put her back in my position. I really have no upper hand or edge in this situation - she knows how to do my job in its entirety and she'd done it for years. I hope I don't get the axe, but I guess I could always go back to the temp agency who actually were the ones who got me this job. That is, if they have any work...

2 comments:

Janae said...

I hope everything works out for you.

Trent and Amelia said...

dido what janea said, but knowing how good of a worker you are, I don't think you should have a problem, even if the bad economy does mean you have to find another job, it seems like you are good at finding them.