Thursday, August 25, 2011
All I can muster is...*sigh*
This week has proven to be quite a roller coaster. And I am so very ready to get off this dang ride.
We had that little earthquake the other day. Even more awesome to still be a new employee with no clue about the evacuation procedures in your large, high-rise office building.
That day also brought my first legit disagreement/problem with MVP. It's not worth getting into right here/now and the important thing is we are fine now. We've talked through the issue and it's resolved and we're are all systems go. But it wasn't great at the time and I went through a lot of emotions on Tuesday that were unrelated to the earthquake.
Then the weather peeps are coming at us with a "Not so fast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast..." when discussing Hurricane Irene. While we were always supposed to have a fairly rainy Sunday, not we may be having some legit severe weather. Not that I had fabulous and fanciful outdoor plans that are ruined or anything. But still, not something to look forward to.
And that was all enough. Heck, it was more than plenty to deal with for the week.
Then I get an email at work. My company is being sold.
So right now I am running through a range of emotions and possible scenarios. Some of them not great - keeping the job I just started exactly one month ago today but losing a lot of the benefits/incentives that drew me to the company in the first place. Some of them really not great - losing my job and being completely SOL.
It's a wait and see for now. The whole situation is made worse by the fact that my boss is out of the office today, so I can't even get any sort of "read" on what may or may not happen. There is chatter in the hallways. Office doors are closed. The mood here matches the gloomy gray weather outside today eerily well.
I'm feeling a little bit like this image -- although I'd like the option to write someone a strongly worded email about the situation.