Its kind of ironic. My company here is always on the edge as is my employment.....I've nearly been layed off numerous times and de-moted once in the last few years, however thats the nature of my industry. I knew that going in and can live with that.
However, its been an interesting week.
My friend Tiffany lost her job last thursday at the College Library, Due to budget reductions at the College, her position was eliminated entirely. She was not offered another job.
On Monday, my friend Seth lost his job which was construction, due to lower demand in the housing market, he is no longer needed. He was in the position just shy of 3 years.
Also on Monday, my friend Amy lost her job, she showed up an hour late, aparently her schedule changed and she forgot, so that one was her fault.
On Tuesday a good friend/coworker Lisa lost her nearly 6 figure managment job in continued downsizing at the company. She had been with the company for nearly 7 years.
Today my friend KC lost his job as he was doing data cabling work, basically he was ordered to move 100 miles to Boise as his job was being eliminated and was offered a compariable job in Boise, however the cost of living is higher, so its not AS comparable.
Not counting about a half dozen or so other friends who have been layed off/fired in the past few months either.
Either way, I'm lucky to still have a job. Recent events are making me work harder than normal.