So, in an attempt to avoid many an awkward conversation, I’m just going to put all of this out into the blogging world. Here goes . . .
Last Thursday at 4:30 I was told that due to the bad economy and some restructuring, I was no longer employed–effective immediately. So, I found a box, packed up my desk, passed on the projects I was working on, and by 6 was out on the street. Literally. Apparently there were 16 of us in all that got let go from the Deseret Book corporate office.
While the whole process of losing a job (no matter how or why) is fairly brutal, I’m not really panicked. Not yet at least. First of all, I would much rather be laid off than fired. Second, as much as I hate that other people, my friends, are going through this, it is nice to not be alone in the ordeal. I mean there are sixteen of us. We’re thinking about forming a Facebook group “I Got Laid Off from the DB.” Anyone want to join? Third, I’m the kind of person that always needs a challenge and this could prove to be a pretty good challenge. 🙂
Friday I decided to take it easy, and tomorrow I will begin refining my resume, updating my portfolio, and getting started on the job search. I really believe that this all happened for a reason and that there is something better suited for me out there. If any of you know what that is, please feel free to fill me in. I’ve got a degree in Advertising with minors in English and Business Management.
That’s it in a nutshell. Just thought you’d like to know.