Yes, I am quoting my movie but the sentiment is true. I've already been working on my resume, filed for unemployment (and really not sure if I answered all the questions correctly), deposited my last check and e-mailed HR the info they needed to get my severence check.
I have fallen victim to the economic crisis. I was laid off from my job today.
As I tried to tell my boss and my co-workers I am not devastated or blaming anyone. It's not their fault. My boss even pulled me aside and told me how sorry he was, and that this killed him because he was fighting to keep my job and he doesn't know how the art department is going to keep going because we were already struggling.
God is in control, and all of this will be figured out - just not today. Today I plan on turning off my brain, making sure I don't wallow in self pity and just relaxing.
Carrie: So now he either has to say I love you back or I guess I have to break up with him. Charlotte: Well how long are you going to give him? Carrie: Well, I didn’t put an expiration date on the sentiment but I figure it’s got the shelf life of a dairy product, it’s going to start to curdle in about a week.
The Oscar nominations are out. I have a few feelings, but none of them are fully formed enough to announce yet. I will need more coffee and time to digest the nominations first. However, there is one nomination that made me instantly happy - Robert Downey Jr. for best supporting actor.
I can only handle so much of what is being thrown at me simply due to my ability to actually get it done; this is because of a complicated mixture of the number of artists, my boss, my systems breaking, and the sheer volume of what is coming to me. I am actually purposefully not doing some things because I know if I do the really important things will not get done.
While I know this is nessecary it makes me mad because about a month ago nothing was this bad in this office. My boss put it best this morning when he said "We had an ideal - that's not what this is anymore and [clients] need to accept that".
This week has been a really damn hard week at work. Phoebe has been out sick all week leaving me and Andy to take care of the runnings of the art center, and Andy's time is really mostly devoted to our out sourced artists; wednesday my boss had jury duty too. So to make a long story short a lot fell on me this week. I'm not upset, I think I handled it pretty well and after a few minor crisies I think that everything smoothed out to a point that we were almost back on track by today. I even got commended by one of our customer care supervisors and got a gift card for my troubles on Wednesday.
All in all my life is in a much better place than it was when I was at Logomark. Still - I am exhausted from this week.
Tomorrow I was supposed to edit with my editor but he had an emergency today so we cancelled tomorrow and we will be editing again Sunday. Sadly, I am kind of glad I get to sleep in. Tomorrow night I also finally get to see Lauren play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
So now I am off to sleep and rest up from the week. Over and out.
So Stefanie had me keep up my streak of Robert Downey Jr. movies despite my initial insistance that I shouldn't - okay, maybe I didn't really argue - but I just can't seem to resist his movies. RDj was a big theme in my movie watching this year mostly because Iron Man took me by HUGE surprise and is my favorite film of the year. There have been a lot of surprises in my 2008 though.
I am still shocked at what changes 2008 brought to me, the amazing things God has done for me. This is such a change from my 2007. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me in the year ahead and I can only hope and pray that perhaps God will move me even closer to my very ambitious dreams.