Wednesday, February 16, 2011


“When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything.”
~ George Patton

Sometimes it is hard to make a big decision and one struggles with it's execution for longer than it is necessary but at the end of the day one hopes that once taken you'll know that it was necessary and wise to do so.

I never speak or write about work here but last week on Monday morning we were greeted by the type of news that one as an employee or manager never wants to hear. I've been working for the same company a little over 20 years and our previous owner prided himself in having a no layoffs policy, now things are a little bit different as the owner sold his company and retired. Good for him I say, but bad for some.

Unfortunately Monday the 7th was a bad day for 8 of our support group co-workers, 2 managers, and about ten Account Executives. My department suffered a loss as two of my employees were part of this decision. It was a top down decision and I was just as surprised as everybody else. Needless to say the mood as been a little on the gray side.

At one point in life we all must make such heavy weight decisions and do them in such a way that a the end of the day you can go to bed at night and think that every other alternative was considered and that the outmost respect and compassion was taken into consideration and that there really was no other way around it.

So, as the sun still rises everyday I realize life goes on and we must move on.


Wanda said...

Jose, my heart goes out to you and your employees. You are a faithful hardworking man, and I hate to see these kinds of changes without letting you know.

I worked for Management Specialists, under a wonderful boss for 14 years... He retired and sold the business to Davis Paul Management...I worked for them for 7 years, but it was not the same, and they did things I felt were not completely honest, and after a few years, could not wait for my own retirement. Hate to say it was the happiest day of my life, as I am a good employee and hard worker.

Sorry I rambled on...but it's still a painful experience.

Love and Hugs

ChrisJ said...

Hard decisions, Jose. I do feel for you. They keep saying the economy is looking up but I keep hearing about lay-offs. Hopefully brighter days lie ahead.

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