Fifty Bands of Mary

Last Week

Well, it has been a strange week here in Eagleville...

It started out well enough; in fact, it started out really well! Last Saturday Joe and I went to the Mega Mall to see and be seen with former WWE wrestler Mick Foley, aka Mankind, aka Cactus Jack, aka Dude Love, aka the Hardcore Legend. We even took books to be autographed. He was quite delightful!


I even went shopping in said mall, bought a new top (half off!) (the price, not the top) and a new pair of shoes. My life is so exciting!

Then -- Monday.

I knew a layoff was coming; the VIPs even announced in an all-hands meeting. They moaned and groaned about how painful it was, but how necessary it was, and wah wah wah. Give me a break. I truly wondered if me and/or my team would be affected, but I was not at all prepared for what actually happened.

My boss got laid off.

Damn. He was a good guy, a good manager, and was on the way to becoming a friend. We agreed on everything. He backed me up on all my decisions, talked over ideas with me, asked my opinion and took it seriously. Kind of the exact opposite of the Overlord.

The rest of the week was very strange. Everyone tried to carry on as usual, but the atmosphere was very different. I've experienced this so many times before now; you'd think I'd be used to it. Alas, I was not. I was spectacularly unproductive -- a state which I dislike and must shake off quickly.

The weirdest part is that I officially have no boss! I have a sort of a pseudo-boss, but she's not my official boss. She's perfectly nice and we get along just fine, but I have no feeling for her managerial style. I'm sure it will be fine if she ends up as the anointed manager. It's the lack of certainty that's getting to me.

Oh well. Life goes on and it will get figured out -- sooner rather than later, I hope.