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The end of an era

I was gonna cut this, but fuck it, it's my journal.

Well this is a sticky situation. They announced today that our call center is closing after the new year. We'll get a severance package that we'll each get details on tomorrow. I'm seriously thinking I'm gonna take my money and that along with whatever I get back from taxes (if any) I'm moving.

There were a lot of tears and hugs and curse words. Sharlene started giving me a backrub and playing with my hair while they were making the announcements. She said that I looked like I was about to commit murder. I expected this. I did. That's why I really think moving is a good idea. Listening to Johnny Cash - If I could start again, a million miles away- It just sounds like the best thing for me.

I'm not picky. I'll move anywhere. My life here hasn't been the greatest. I love my family. But I didn't want to be dependant on anyone. I grew up way too fast. I grew up believing I had to work for things. I've been looking back and realising that's not how I've actually been living. I depend way too much on those I love. I need to do this on my own. I need to make my own life. Start again.

All I need is my computer and some clothes and I'll be happy. Just right now I'm going to throw a fit and punch a couple of pillows and cry.

Comments

*hugs*
Thank you dear.
I am sorry to hear this... *hugs you*
Thanks. I think things will work out. Maybe I'll defect to Canada.
*hugs* I know exactly how you feel, La, after all my place is closing down as well.
Thank you dear. But I'm not that upset about the closure itself. Just sad that I won't be working with the people I really like. When does your place close?
Oh, I'm not upset about my place closing at all. It's just knowing that I'll most likely never see some people again that's a bit sad.

We don't know for sure yet, that's the one thing that's annoying. Definitely at the end of May, but some of us might get laid off before then.
*hugs*

That's why I'm unemployed now... all the call centers here have outsourced overseas. Is that what yours is doing? Or just going out of business?

I can completely relate, I'm in a simlar place where I just want to get the fuck out and start over anew. If I had the money to do so, I would. So if your severance is enough, I say GO FOR IT.
No, they're just shutting down. They'll be people that will be asked to work from home. But damn knows I ain't gonna be one of them.
Where do you think you'd move to? You're in Massachusettes, aren't you? Moving away is scary, but it's exhilarating at the same time. I don't regret it for a second. Good luck!
Yeah, in Mass. It is a scary thought, but I think I'm prepared for it.
*hands you a fudgesicle*

the world's not fair sometimes, but you'll get by.
I will get by. Thank you.
That is so terrible to hear! *hugs*

It's horrible to quit something, especially when you're forced to. But starting something new ... sounds pretty exciting as well :)

Hope it clears up for you soon! ♥
You're right. The hardest part is leaving the people. But I think that starting new will be the right thing to do.
Damn - I'm so sorry to hear about that, La. That's just unbelievably unfair. But you're one strong gal, so I know you'll be able to move on. Oh man, this really bites. *bear hugs*
I am strong. I will survive. I was just telling my mom that this is the signal for change. I might as well make it worth it.
I'm sorry, dear. It's never easy to say goodbye to people you love working with. God knows that's why I still freelance with LLLI.

I hope that this forced change will bring you much happiness. Sometimes all we need is that first push and then we really fly.
I'm so sorry to hear that, it must be so sad for you all. :( This is a good opportunity to make a new start, though. You should definitely run with it if you can.

:hugs: