Nothing like getting into work and being greeted with "Have you heard the news?"
That's just not going to go well.
Essentially the 3rd round of layoffs hit yesterday. The first was a couple of months ago, when a large chunk of customer service was consolidated with another site, letting most of those people go. The 2nd was the virtual one when I was promoted, as my job was never filled, leaving us down a person there (which continues to be a problem, but hey, what do I know. I just worked there). Yesterday one of the the other supervisors and several sales people were let go under the guide of the corporate "reorganization".
It feels strange. I feel secure in my position, despite being the lowest man on the totem pole by far. It obviously doesn't mean anything, the ax could fall at point if that's what it's going to come to, but the company itself is doing reasonably well, given the economy. The plant is doing well. We're a little slow in some areas, but others are doing fine. Like everyone else, we're working to hold down costs, etc, etc, etc. But I keep coming back to the fact that someone at my level was let go, despite having more seniority. I guess that's a compliment. Totally backhanded, but still.