Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Warning: strong language ahead.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009, 11:05 a.m. EDT. Everyone from the Cleveland office who is in today is packed into the lower level conference room. The VP in charge of our site, the two managers, and most of the team coordinators are wearing black. The porky jackass from the news organization that now makes all the decisions is there to speak to us, and he at least doesn't mince words.

"Between June and December 2010, we are closing the Cleveland site."

To paraphrase Churchill, never before have so many been so screwed by so few.

Porky went on to say that our site management would be here to help us and to answer questions. Way to hide behind a bunch of people who haven't done anything to you, jackass.

I believe Gunnery Sgt Hartman has something to say to this guy:


Zayrina said...

Oh shit. I am so sorry.

Becs said...

Oh no. Oh Jammies.

Well, I think this explains the ass-busting that's been going on lately.

I'm so sorry.

Mike S said...

You probably won't believe it now, but in the long run you will be a better person and in a much better place because of this.

My only concern for you at this point is the uncertainty of the time frame - they make it seem like it could happen tomorrow or December 31, 2010, or anytime in between, and that is not going to lead to a healthy mind set for you or the people around you.

I am very extremely sorry. I've been through too many of these and i know what emotions are running through your head and heart right now. You will be in a much better place when this is all over, but until then know you have a bunch of great friends thru this "blog fingie" and we fully expect you to rant and rave and cry and vent.

You get through this.

Jammies said...

Thanks, Z. I wish I had your fortitude--I should have been a nurse.

Becs, the ass-busting is actually the normal fourth quarter mayhem, and it doesn't stop because they're closing us down. We still have to get our books out on time and in good shape.

Mike, thanks.

Romantic Heretic said...

Well, crap.

That really bites, Jammies.


Jammies said...

Thanks, Rob.