Well, it finally happened. Yesterday we received notice there would be an 18% RIF...RIF = "a reduction in force" aka layoffs. We all knew it was coming; but no one expected it to be such a HUGE number. As you can imagine; everyone was very upset and concerned. The topic weaved itself into every conversation and not very much work got done yesterday. The email from the Director said they will be meeting this week to discuss the process and we should know very soon who will be affected. I am actually relativly peaceful in all of this, and trying to be a light to my fellow employees and considering the birds of the air (Matthew 6:26-->).

4 Response to "RIF"

  1. Kathy says:
    March 3, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Mary Lee, we will pray for you and for your office. I appreciate your ability to let the light of the Lord make its way into your workplace, and into your thinking. Oh....turtle? No. Just did the reading on maintenance. Ugh. Ideally I'd love it, but realistically....I know what will happen.

  2. Mary Lee says:
    March 3, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Turtle Soup? Thanks for your prayers!

  3. B says:
    March 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    In today's economy, so many people are facing unemployment. We have about 10% of our church congregation who are currently unemployed. (California is an especially grim place to be right now.)
    It is a peaceful feeling, isn't it, to know that your are in the Lord's hands, and that He will take care of you. That's what I tell hubby when he starts to wig out a little bit about the economy. We serve a great big, wonderful, extremely capable God Who has never failed us and never will fail us! That's a comfort the world doesn't have.
    :-) Brenda

  4. Kathy says:
    March 7, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    Hmm. No, but I did just toss a unit study on turtles....which included a DISSECTION!!! hehe!!!