Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Accepting the Pink Slip - Day #3

We received more email updates of what's going to take place on March 31, but the conference calls have ended. Everyone is quiet and continuing to finish up their job assignments. We've all accepted our pink slips graciously.

We had a luncheon at my office today and it was very, very nice to have everyone sharing in eating some 'home-cooked' food. Interestingly, it wasn't from management, we decided to do it ourselves and for ourselves. Not that we were looking for someone to say thank you, but it would have been nice if someone had said that to us. And that's just it, we have to make our happiness, we can't look for it from someone else.

That's when it seems that people come together; when they're sharing a meal-:) A way to a person's heart could be through their tummy. Worth a try, right? Any other time, it could be an annoying coworker or a manager who is getting on your last nerve; keeping you from leaving work on time -we can't take it. We quickly distance ourselves from that negative person or situation.

Why does it take something like a meal to bring folks together? One of the techs in the group (whose job is not affected) said after he ate his plate of food, that this is one of the reasons why we will be missed. It's by doing things like preparing food and sharing it with others that seem to break the ice and everyone forgets about the petty gripes they had against each other. I guess if it works, keep doing it.

Acceptance is finally settling in and it feels very good!

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