Wednesday, March 18, 2009

gloomy day @ work

and so it's done.  3 people from our division were let go by the company.  it's sudden because they were only told this afternoon that it's their last day.  so, off they went and left with their own stuff.  one of them is a pinoy colleague.  i didnt know what to say to him or how to approach him.  after he was told about the news, he fixed up his things and  there was our boss by his side to get his IDs and keys.  guess i was shaken by the turn of events.  i felt guilty in a way because i've known this will happen.  everyone in our dept knew except him.  i didnt breathe a word to him.  firstly, because i'm not so close to him, plus the fact that my boss told me not to.  so, scout's honor la.  he has his family here - his wife, his son.  i didnt even see his face when he came back to his desk.  no goodbyes, etc.  i can just see him from my peripheral view and didn't offer any support.  argh, how good is that?  i didnt want to show pity as i wouldn't want the same if im in his position.  i believe he'll be fine... eventually, recover from the drastic events.  


honestly, i felt sad yet relieved that it was not me.. yet.  i don't wanna leave the company in that way.  i will go in my own time, my own terms.  i told my brother that if that happened to me, he should come and pick me up here. hahaha  for whatever it's worth, i know that this crisis is hitting closer to home.  gotta pick up the pace even more.

8 comments:

cristianfetizanan said...

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vhincent said...

its really a gloomy day, sad story its happening everywhere...

hope he recovers and find work immediately..

marhgil said...

hope he's fine. nakakatakot nga ngayon, tanggalan ang uso.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there any 30-days leeway (or something like that) to give the involved parties ample time to apply?

Or was he given a due notice but the only options were either to resign or wait for the notice to expire and be terminated instead?

rEeYuH said...

i dont think he was given any notice at all.

cristianfetizanan said...

no more Batsy or The Joker? where's the ef with that? huh..? where's the fun?...

Anonymous said...

Something grave must have happened that eventually led to this. Otherwise he could be compelled to sue his previous employer for unjust (?) termination.

Ouch! I do feel sorry for his situation. I can’t even imagine how hard it must have been for his family to bear this.

Is there anything we can do for him?

rEeYuH said...

hmm.. you can offer him a job.. ? =p