Beware the pink slip

Friday, April 30, 2010

I know some of you can relate to the incredible stress of not knowing if you'll lose your job tomorrow. Or maybe you're one of the unfortunate ones who already has.

I feel like I've been tiptoeing through landmines, never certain when one might go off. Needless to day, we had a rough first quarter but I'm happy to say that I've survived the first round of cuts.

Sorry, the first round of "reductions in force". That's the politically correct way to say, "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."

I can finally lean back with a sigh of relief and schedule a few vacation days without worrying about there being someone else sitting at my desk when I come back.

I'm going to stop mixing alcohol with my happy pills and passing out on the couch after work to avoid the realities of life. I'm really looking forward to catching up with all of your blogs again.

I missed you guys! xoxo


  1. Whew! We went through the same thing at work. It was brutal. Happy to read all is ok for now. :)

  2. Hey Chrissie, been there done that. Not nice. *hugs*

  3. So glad you made it thru. It's a hard thing I know. We look forward to a rejuvenated Chrissy.

  4. Congrats on making it through. Enjoy some stress free days...

  5. Oh, honey. Stress is a horrible companion, isn't it? Affects everything you do and makes it so hard to concentrate! I'm so happy you've made it to the summit...time to relax and breathe.

    I'm glad they appreciate all your hard work.

  6. Congratulations on making the past the first cut! Whew!

  7. Hopefully there won't be a round 2 of cuts.


    So glad to hear the great news, girl!!!!

    I know that feeling, trust me. And I also know that everything will work out for you. I just know it.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

    X to you and Miss Bernie!


  9. Congrats, hope you spend the weekend relaxing. You should wear a pink slip like the one in your pic, sip a cocktail and just breathe! =)

  10. Congrats on passing this stage of cuts. Been there. Hated it. Visited my favorite place: denial-land. Spent a lot of time there. Keep going back everytime the fear of the friggin pink slip comes looming back...

    Just don't stop sharing your stories we all enjoy them too much! Sorry to be selfish, but what can I say, I love what you write especially your outlook on simple stuff! Cheers and good luck...

  11. Hey Chrissy! Um, are we not supposed to mix alcohol with our happy pills? What on earth do we wash them down with, then? Indigo

  12. Thank you ALL for your kind words!

    I'm baaaaaack.


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