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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Attractive target

The economy is in very bad shape and getting worse. I fully expect to be out of a job before June 30.

The reorganization at work a few weeks ago didn't make any sense to me; a few other people were puzzled by some of the changes too. The changes are starting to make more sense to me now.

I suspect the upper echelon was looking at possible lay-off scenarios and tried to predict the outcome of various scenarios, then decided who was least expendable and most expendable. I think some of the changes may have been an effort to protect some positions from possible lay-offs while making a couple of less critical positions more attractive lay-off targets.

I think my position is a prime candidate for lay-offs and I don't have bumping rights any more. I don't qualify for retirement and I can't afford to retire yet. I think I can live for about a year before taking up prostitution.