Why yes, chicken, that is indeed a roost.

A part of me gets a little enjoyment out of the fact that the employer who once sent you packing is now crumbling before very public eyes.

The other part of me worries for the friends that I still have there, and whether their futures will be in question similar to the manner in which mine were.

I spent over 5 years at I-66, Inc. as a full-timer, and another close to 2 years as a contractor before that. I never worked for a division head that gave two shits about my business unit. They all looked upon us as the red-headed stepchild of the lot of business units they oversaw. Most of the people in management positions looked out for eachother and brought in people from their old jobs, creating a good ol’ boys feeling, and alienating many. When my time came to leave, the company was already mired in financial difficulty, so it was no real surprise. It was also no real surprise that the company had disappeared from the list of best companies for which to work, because by the time I left it was that no longer. So now with the company publicly falling on its face again, there’s no question in my mind that the hatchet is coming down and heads are going to roll. I just hope they’re the right ones this time.

Why yes, chicken, that is indeed a roost.

4 Responses

  1. Um, is saying you worked at “I-66, Inc.” a nice way of saying you were unemployed, you know, like self-employed?

    Negative, Ghost Rider. The pattern is full. I-66, Inc. is what I called my company while I was working there, so as to not risk Doocing myself. Of course, anyone with sitemeter or statcounter during the time I was there could figure out what it was.

  2. I think it’s a way of his saying what his Mama taught him. “Dont burn your bridges,” even though the bridges are coming down.

    Time has taught me often those who should finally answer for their wrongdoings, just skirt off into the sunset to continue elsewhere.

    They were given enough rope that they could hang themselves. And now we’ll find out if they actually do it.

  3. Yeah, they made the front page of the NY Times Sunday Business Section this week. When layoffs occur, it’s not hard getting laid off. It’s hard being left behind. Those people are the ones who really get mired in crap. It’s too difficult of a mindfuck to go to work everyday wondering if the ax is going to fall. It’s much easier to get your severance and bolt. And if the company really falls on hard times and files bankruptcy, those left get no severence. Much better to be laid off, you done good.

    It’s funny, when “they” fucked up, we were like “haha, suckers.” And then “we” fucked up, and I was like “guess we aren’t any different.” And now they’re both in the same boat. Funny how that works.

  4. Revenge is sweet, but I’m sure you’re worried about your peeps left behind… hope it all works out for the best.

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