Saturday, July 11, 2009

Retrenchment 101

"Hanggang July 30 na lang kayo"
-from my operations head referring to 5 of us from our eight-man advertising team.

i kinda knew it would happen. refer to it as my ever-reliable instincts. what's the best way to react to it? play it cool like what i did over some sizzling sisig and buffalo wings? puff it out on marlboro sticks and vent out your nervousness on various deep puffs? cry and tell everybody you will miss them? or ask about your separation pay kinda like what i did as well?

its kinda hard to deal with it especially when it came in out of nowhere. i knew our company was into some rough times, but never did i guess that we would all (well, almost) get cut. i just had the feeling that i would be chopped off just right before we got into that restaurant here in pasig city. somehow, i got to prepare myself on what to expect. my lovable boss was surpisingly silent and nervous. the first word he uttered was when he gulped a quarter-bottle of san mig light. i knew it was coming. i will be cut off and i should be cool about that.

so tonight, i just applied over at at least 10 companies via jobstreet, texted my dad, spoke with my friends and made plans for the next 20 days. tomorrow (saturday), i will be able to make plans clearer.

So help me God.

11 Responses to “Retrenchment 101”

BlogusVox said...
July 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM

If you believe in your self, knows your ability and limitation, there is nothing to be afraid of.

Only those who doesn't prepare for contengencies are left behind. Your in the right path in planning ahead... at least for now.

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
July 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM

thanks for the kind words

Fjordan Allego said...
July 13, 2009 at 10:02 AM

oh.. so sorry for that... may mass recession pa pala ngayon, akala ko tapos na ang global financial crisis...

.pOot! said...
July 13, 2009 at 10:55 AM

i know you can surpass all this. and i hope makahanap ka agad ng new job to keep you busy.

always pray!

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
July 13, 2009 at 11:03 AM

thanks poot and fjordz for being nice kids. i appreciate it!

I am Xprosaic said...
July 13, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Wow! that's tough! pero kung may kaunting ipon ka pa naman mabubuhay ka pa...jijijijijiji... with your skills and experience, you will be employed again in no time! Good luck!

saul krisna said...
July 14, 2009 at 11:48 AM

hmmmm okay lang yan parekoy.... makakahanap ka din ng bagong work and when that happens.... alam na!!!!!! burger burger burger

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
July 14, 2009 at 3:27 PM


oo naman. may naipon naman. pero yun nga, sayang diba? masakit yung maging unemployed.


ngayon pa ko magpapa-burger! wrong timing ah!

Jack said...
July 15, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Ah... So that's why....

If things don't go your way, don't stay down.

There are other fields of work just waiting for you to grasp them.

Think positive! Wag kang aayaw!! XD

Take care always!! :D

Dora Chabelita said...
July 21, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Are you going to miss "hayden and chokie?" HAHAHAHAHA

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
July 21, 2009 at 3:03 PM


ikaw, sino mami-miss mo?

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