Wednesday, May 16, 2007

parties for jerks

Last week some "important" people showed up from HQ and canned about 15 people. "Business needs," they said. "Budget slow sales project schedules blah blah you're fired!"

This was just the latest round...they've visited a couple times over the past few months. It's become so that when they show up, we know what's going down. When there's a meeting on short notice in the middle of the day, we know. It's always bad news.

Anyway, this week one of those VIPs is retiring. Needless to say the company is making a huge fuss about it. She's having a fete in each remote office (total eight! eight parties) and we were all bullied into signing a going-away book for her. Well. I don't know if anyone else felt bullied. But I felt super phony and gross signing it. But someone handed it to me and said "sign the page!"

Like yay! You're leaving and you get cake! Everyone you just fired gets no cake, no job, no health insurance!

I had a dream that they came in and said, anyone who is planning to take vacation days-you're fired.

I believe I have, how you say, resentment?

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