Friday, March 21, 2014

Even happier than before

When my friend Tom was laid off last February, I was sad. For me, of course, because I'd miss him.
For the quality of our work, because we had a system down and were quite efficient. But most of all, for him. He was in the midst of planning a wedding! It seemed monumentally unfair.

I had dinner with him this week and am pleased to report he's happy. It's been a tumultuous 13 months -- two freelance jobs, another fulltime job that didn't work out, a wedding and then a honeymoon in Bora Bora (Bora Bora!) and now a new job. But he's come through it all with his spirit in tact, his self confidence strong, and his spirits high. I'm so happy for him.

Looking over the past year, I think we're better off here at work, too. The girl who took over for Tom is not as dear to me as he was, and won't ever be. But her style is actually better suited for our client than Tom's was. The new job he's in uses his strengths more than we did.

So we all lived happily ever after.


3 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear he's doing well.

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  2. I admire your ability to keep the ties strong.

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  3. Maybe it was "meant to be!" Maybe in order for your friend to move forward and find an even better job, and for someone else to find their dream job at your place of work, things had to be shaken up a bit! I am glad everyone ended up happy.

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