It was a hard day at work today. Our company went through a Reduction in Force and we had to let ten people in our group go. In the position that I'm in, I knew who was on the list; however, found out first thing this morning that a good friend of mine had been added to the list. What a shocking and disappointing discovery.
She came in this morning very happy and I had to act like I didn't know anything. Do you know how crappy that feels? Me knowing that her life was going to go from great to shitty in just hours was not settling well with me.
The time came when she found out and I was away from my office at that time (on purpose). I came back and she was crying hysterically in her cube. The rule was to either leave after you were told and have someone pack up your desk for you, or pack up your stuff and leave. It was so emotional - she was crying and then I started crying.
Say a little prayer for my friend. I know that she will get back on her feet - she'll find a better place to work, maybe even closer to her home. Good luck my dear friend - thank you so much for all of your help. I will miss seeing you everyday.