Thursday, June 08, 2006

Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst

Today I get to tell a group of dedicated volunteers that the program they have been working tirelessly for is being suspended indefinitely due to budget cuts. Some of these volunteers have been working in this program for over 8 years! That is longer than any staff person presently employed has given to the agency. It breaks my heart to have to do this. Being a manager sure does have its drawbacks.

Sometimes, lately, when I am at work . . . I just have to put my head down on my desk and try not to cry. I am almost relieved I didn't get called back for a second interview on my "dream job" because honestly? I don't have it in me. I feel pretty depleted when it comes to work. I think a temp job while I settle in is just the thing. Meanwhile, I apply like mad to jobs on line, you know, just in case.

At some point I really will have something other than my upcoming relocation to talk about here. Just think- if I get a temp job- how much blog fodder that is!


Bre said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so depleted! It's awful that it comes down to budget cuts every time... it makes me cringe.

Your upcoming relocation may just be the breath of fresh air that you need!

snackiepoo said...

You have no idea how many jobs I apply to "just in case". Oddly, I just went through getting laid off yet again and have been searching and keep getting offers, accepting them, then a better one comes in, and I accept that. At this rate, I'll just be getting paid to interview.

I am so sorry that you have to spread bad news. I know it is so hard; being in the HR field, the whole firing thing? Yeah, I hate it too....but this is people that have given from their hearts and it stinks.

Lots of good thoughts with ya!

Mrs. Ca said...

Sending a virtual ((hug)) because it sounds like you could use it. Hope everything went as well as it could today.

JustRun said...

That stinks. There's no way to put a good spin on that. Sorry you had to be the bearer of the news.

If you get a temp position, you could invent a personality or something fun like that. Oh, the possibilities!

sandra said...

Oh god -- you should SO do the temp thing. I did it after grad school (was incredibly burned out) and it was fantastic. Got there at 9, left at 5, and what I did one day had no impact on the next.

Everyone needs a break sometimes -- particularly if they kick ass (aka, if they're you).

Bone said...

Some jobs are heartbreaking from time to time. Those are usually the really important jobs.

Some jobs make you want to test the hardness of your skull against a concrete wall. Those are usually my jobs.

gorillabuns said...

i did temp work in grad school as well. i loved it. if i hated the place, i asked to be released and moved on to the next place. temping is definitely excellent for blogging. there are some random crazies at every job.

good luck with having to break the bad news. that just plain sucks!

Girl From Ipanema said...

Temping is so bitter-sweet. Sometimes you get the "crazy comnpany" and sometimes you get the best place ever.j I can't wait to hear all of your stories, because there WILL be many :D