May 31st, 2001

MrButtlertronPimp

I'm Pokemon you're Digimon

I really hate traffic... On any given day, with the exact same road/weather conditions I can arrive up 10 minutes late because of traffic. Today it was 7 minutes... I was on time until I hit the freeway, then bam major slowdown. At least it wasn't because of an accident or something else retarded that slows people down. Today it was just traffic. Traffic sucks, I miss my old apartment, it was such a straight shot here, no freeways to contend with.

On a side note I think I woke davidfrey up today. He was slowly walking towards our building just as I pulled up. So I pulled up next to the sidewalk almost directly behind him and just hammered my horn. It was pretty cool.
MrButtlertronPimp

We're going to federal POUND ME IN THE ASS prison!

So today they laid off 3 people from my department and relocated one. This company has no spine, and it's run by a big invertebrate. We have no guts, no plan, no leadership. The people that were laid off was because they weren't making any money. Granted that's a good reason to let someone go, the company never tried to help them. I come to find out that even senior staff didn't know about the layoff until today. It was all handled internally in my department which is a crock in itself.

So I guess this means I polish off my resume and see what I can do other places. Dave and I talked about taking a day off and going out looking together. We work pretty well together so maybe we'll be able to work together again. I suppose if the company offers me $50k a year in my review next week I'll stay but I honestly get the feeling that this department is really going down the proverbial shitter. I don't want to be around to watch that happen. There are a lot of other opportunities out there.
MrButtlertronPimp

I suspect you'd rather enter my ass than my mind

It's really hot outside... went and had drinks with Mel, Karen, Paul, and Dave discussed options etc. Basically everyone is getting screwed over for one reason or another. I think it's a department wide thing. I wish things were different but they're not, and I don't see them changing in the near future. Options, options, options.