>Sometime between now and the end of the year, I will be laid off. I knew about this back in November, but yesterday we got official word that our branch is being sold. It’s not a matter of if, but when. A tiny part of my brain holds out hope that we might get to keep things the way they have been with the new owners, but things don’t seem to be heading that way.
A light sense of anarchy has been permeating the office. Documents aren’t getting processed. Commissions are not getting paid. My department is actually doing some work, but mostly we sit around theorizing about what will be coming next. “It’ll be someone else’s headache soon,” has been our motto for dealing with routine problems.
The other day, I saw some people skip out of the office to go shopping in San Francisco and they were not being discreet about it. It’s going to make it just that much easier for me to sneak out for interviews. Tomorrow, I think I’ll do my nails instead of answering the phone. It doesn’t ring much anymore anyway.