Daily Archives: 08/23/2002


Well, major shake up at work today. Major.

I don’t want to go into details, but there were a lot of layoffs today – of management. No rank and file employees were touched, just a pile of directors, managers and even vice presidents. With this pollarding of our management, the remaining managers suddenly found themselves in charge of multiple departments across a broad range of areas. I had a meeting for most of the afternoon with some of the survivors, and there was this glazed look in their eyes. Sort of like they’d been hit in the head with a 2×4. I think most of them were expecting to be told to start assembling lists of who to lay off in a month or two, not watch the angel of unemployment pass through their very midst.

At least I still got a job for now. I’d better redouble my efforts to pay off my debts and squirrel away as much cash as possible. With that thought in mind, I think I’ll skip Phu’s tonight – or maybe not.


Busy morning. Seems like I spend most of my time in either Excel or Access. Of course that’s my job…