On Friday, as I was up in the skies so blue, my friend Coray was “dismissed” from work. From what I’ve gathered, it was a pretty civil affair; the reason for termination was that it wasn’t a good fit, although there are probably other factors involved. Regardless, at least there isn’t any bitterness or anger on either side, which is about the best you can hope for.
I was originally also a bit concerned about this, as Coray is also the guy who hired me. Hence, if work wasn’t happy about how things were working out with him, I wondered if I could be far behind….
Fortunately, during my weekly 1 on 1, I got some reassurances from my supervisor, who happens to be the company president; her words carry some weight.
But still, it’s just a reminder on how uncertain this business can be; remember, the last two jobs I had were dead through problems beyond the power of the company. And other people I know lose their jobs just because when the main project is done, there is no more need for them.
It is not a career for those who enjoy rock-solid stability.