So after writing that beautiful post, my boss called me into her office. She told me to close the door behind me (which is never a good sign).Then she proceeded to tell me that she was let go and that her position was phased out effective immediately. She was choking back the tears. I was in shock. This woman moved her entire family (inclusing a 2 and 6 yr old) across the country to a rented apt to be in this position. Now she needs to move back?
Just like that, she was gone.
Just like that, I’m out of a job.
I later learnt that along with her ,two other high- ranking people were being let go for a “restructuring”.
Today they are making a company announcement, and then I have a meeting with HR to see what my options are.
I am in disbelief. Since when do EVP’s get phased out? Shit.
My manager was great. She was a female and understood if I had to come late because of my kids or had to leave early. Where will I end up now? I am a bit scared.
I know that every end means a new beginning. I also know that I wasn’t fired personally- which is the worst feeling in the world. I also know that I have a connection or two that may be able to help me out. But I am scared and this is bad timing (my husband is out of a job in late august as well with no prospects as of yet).
I guess I will know more today.