Tuesday, March 02, 2010

There's a downside to the Information Age

I was having an OK day. The trip down to the client's offices went smoothly. Got a new photo ID so I can move freely around the client's corporate campus, and it doesn't suck anywhere near as bad as last year's. Had a nice little salad for lunch. The working session with the client was productive. We made it back to Chicagoland in record time and I even got to see most of American Idol.

But then I did the dumb thing.

I gave into temptation and checked the industry blogs. I knew there were rumors swirling out in the blogosphere, but I had no idea how many there were, and how negative they were. To say more lay offs are predicted this month is an understatement -- the word "bloodbath" turned up over and over again.

Now I can't sleep. I'm worried and those shingles-related pains are a-throbbing. I can't do a thing about the situation at work, and know that if I'm about to be laid off, the decision was made weeks (if not months) ago. So I shouldn't have looked. I should know better by now. My bad.

I hope the atmosphere at the office tomorrow isn't too funereal.


  1. Oh honey, I'm so sorry that you are stressed out again about all this. You're right, there's nothing you can do but that doesn't make it easier.

    Sending you the biggest hug I have and hoping you can feel it across the ether.

  2. Hold steady, Gal, you will prevail. Sorry it has to be so stressful until then.