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Posted: 02.05.2003
Man, it feels good to be a gansta
Well I just got off the phone with the husband, and whee! They laid off 80 people at his company today. That sounds like a lot, but they have 5,000 employees at just his campus alone. Thankfully only one got the axe in his department, and ironically that guy called in sick today. Even more ironic, Todd's had his vendors switched after all the hubbub and will be getting that guy's now. I joked and told him to wear a bullet proof vest to work tomorrow. I mean, anyone who's watched Office Space knows that you do your layoffs in the tech world on Friday, people.

I guess it speaks pretty highly of Todd that he was the one they trusted to pick up new vendors in the middle of all this mess. Breathing in. Breathing out. They haven't had a round of layoffs in quite a long time (the last set of cuts saw 5% of the company gone, and news crews there to document it). They promised this should be the last round this year. We shall see.

Todd's last vendor was pretty much a "no travel" kinda deal, which worked out great for me (and both of us) during all of the infertility medical treatments and me being a general invalid. I really needed him around all the time. I'm doing a bit better now and I'm not freaking out quite so bad that they're sending him to Minnesota at the end of the month. In fact, I'm laughing about it. Mr. Floridian, who doesn't own a real winter coat or ANY winter clothes, in Minnesota...in February. This should be entertaining. And I have no desire to go with him this time. (I went to Denver with him for his last business trip.)

Of course, I closed off our conversation with this:

"So ladies, if you wanna rob a bank but you don't want your cooter poked, head to beautiful Minnesota -- land of 10,000 lakes."

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

He better find a coat quick. We (us in Minnesota) have been near zero this past week, and got about a foot of snow!
Yeah, it basically sucks here. Why did I move north? South Jamie..south...

¤ ¤ credit: Jamie | 02.05.03 at 02:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

man! I understand more than you know and I'm so glad he wasn't one of the ones axed...

¤ ¤ credit: deb | 02.05.03 at 02:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

bwahahahah, after all of the complaining of him being "cold". He'll freeze his peepee off.

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 02.05.03 at 02:35 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Toddsicles for everyone!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.05.03 at 02:41 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'll pass on the Toddsicles, thanks. ;)

¤ ¤ credit: nastybastard | 02.05.03 at 03:13 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yeah, you can keep my toddsicle too.

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 02.05.03 at 03:24 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Glad to hear Todd's jobby-job is safe, otherwise he would have to come up with a devious scheme to 'steal' fractions of a penny from the company.
Tell Todd if it makes him feel any worst, we'll be in Cancun at the end of the month!
I'm just glad I'm not traveling to the frigid North much anymore!

¤ ¤ credit: Cap'nSwanky | 02.05.03 at 04:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Did he get to keep his red stapler?

¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 02.05.03 at 06:02 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

yeah, he can burn that whole place down...

¤ ¤ credit: nastybastard | 02.05.03 at 06:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"You got to be a stupid mothafucka to get fired on your day off!" - Friday

Sorry, it just reminded me of the movie. I'm glad Todd still has a job. SO many people are getting laid off these days. Tell him to show up late for work tomorrow, in case they decide to burn the building down :)

¤ ¤ credit: theresa | 02.05.03 at 07:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Theresa, that one hit home. We had a guy who was taking a day off and they called him in just to let him know his services were no longer required. UGH - I'd hate to get that call.

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 02.05.03 at 09:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Just watched Office Space last week for the first time. Laughed my ass off. Anyway, congrats to Todd for being the one chosen to stay!

¤ ¤ credit: ursula | 02.05.03 at 11:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Congrats to Todd on not getting cut! As for Minnesota... well, I am still considering moving there. He'll survive it, I'm sure - but he will definitely need a coat! Where in MN is he going? The Twin Cities?

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 02.06.03 at 05:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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