Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Thousand Word Thursday - "The Sword"

So each night we hear the terrible state our local and national economies are in via multiple forms of news and information sites. But the true reality is when you awake to a memo like this well crafted sword I got this morning.

Blah Blah Blah blah - I can not share.

Have you ever had your ears ring so loudly that you became nauseous, your world began to spin in your head and you wanted to go Terry Tate Office Linebacker all at the same time?

The ringing is gone, I think, or I am just used to it. The head spinning has evolved into a splitting headache and the kind of haze you feel after 3 shots of good tequila, minus the warm fuzzy good feeling. I would like to know how a person can grow the business within their territory by 18% yr over yr, help sell off additional products to help bring in the 4th quarter and have strong business booked for 2009 and get whacked? The unfortunate part was I did not even get the courtesy of a call from my manager. That is a subject for an entirely different rant.

Am I hurt? Yes
Do I understand? Not even
Am I worried about how to survive this in this economy? You're fucking right I am. It scares me to death.
Do companies even care that they are destroying families' ways of life? I believe it has gone the way of the Golden watch. So my answer is a resounding -NO !!

I am making a choice that many of you will not understand. I choose to thank those who supported me throughout the tenure of my employment. I truly enjoyed building the business with each of you and wish you all the best. As for the rest, I thank you for the many lessons on how I will not conduct myself when I have earned a similar managerial position one day.

I have no time to be vindictive or lash out. That kind of behavior is for weak minded, insecure, spineless jackholes. I need every moment to do all I can to find a job so I can keep this roof over my kids'heads, keep them clothed and fed and hopefully someday find the sunshine again. Please keep us in your prayers.

Cheaper Than Therapy


Mama Kat said...

Can I say fuck over here!?!


I'm so sorry.

Deb said...

oh tony, i am so sorry. of course you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. any company will be so lucky to have you. hang tough!

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

Tony, I am so sorry. I know that this seems very difficult but watch "The Secret" and go on to bigger and better things for yourself and your family. This economy is pushing us all to do and be better, and I know that you can (and that you deserve better too)! See this as the blessing that it is. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayer.


The Mom Jen said...

Oh man that royally bites, so sorry, I will be thinking about you and prayin'!

itsahumanzoo said...

I am so sorry! I'll send some good job vibes your way. Hope it all works out.

Halftime Lessons said...

We are definitely thinking of you and your family, Tony... we've been thru it, and it's a very hard time. Make your calls, be yourself, and something great will happen.