Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Shit jobs

Tomorrow I have one of the shittiest jobs going – I have to tell 3 people they are being made redundant. They know its coming but that doesn't make it easier given the time of year and downturn oncoming deep recession. (As it happens this is nothing to do with the current economic conditions, it a business operating decision that means we don't need as many people for a specific role.)

It's not the first time I've done it and it doesn't get any easier, despite what some may think. I have been there and know that no matter how well prepared the 3 of them will be they will still be numb and disoriented afterwards.

And just to make the task even worse one of those being made redundant has just completed a long course of chemo therapy.

2 comments:

formertory said...

Good luck with it. Been there too, both sides, and most definitely no likee. Nothing else to be said.

[raises an empathic glass]

Mrs Smallprint said...

There will me many more in your shoes but that doesn't make it any easier.

Best of luck

Mrs S.