Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.

-Me

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Integration

They say there will be a reduction in back office staff, “less than 30 people.” I assume that means 29 people. I can’t help but feel stuck in this endless loop of “Will I have a job tomorrow?”

Big business isn’t something I really feel comfortable with. I am not the neck-to-neck competitive sort. I believe in success, but I’ve always had trouble understanding why success equaled both a winner and a clear loser.

I may not have a job tomorrow. If I do, that means someone else lost their job. It is exactly 28 days until Christmas. Perhaps enough time to spend in a rehab, and perhaps enough time for an evil zombie disease to take over and subsequently eradicate most of humankind and in turn themselves (28 days later…) 28 days is not enough time to find the resources to pay a mortgage, car payment, insurance, put food on the table, and lastly cough up some Christmas presents for little (and bigger) ones.

Sometimes losing sucks. I understand that corporate (our new corporate) will have you believe that this is not losing, this is just change. They can even spin it (in however foreboding a manner) and call it “integration”. Because integration is good right?

I really hope I have a job tomorrow.

5 comments:

Colleen said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and say a prayer.

Maddy said...

Eek! Well I'll certainly keep my fingers crossed for you. That is one headache and pile of stress that you could well do without.
Best wishes

Vivian said...

Oh Sarah, that feeling of the sword hanging over your head totally sucks! You are in my prayers.

mumkeepingsane said...

I really hope you still have your job. Best of luck.

Minnesota Nice said...

The pink candle has already been lit.