At work last Thursday, we had heard there was a second round of lay-offs which had happened at the Louisville office and there were more to come at my office in Frankfort. We thought that the IT department wouldn't be affected. We thought wrong.
About three o'clock the CIO tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to follow him to our training room and there sat, with downcast eyes, our Human Resources director. My job and twenty-six other positions had been eliminated. They had put together a nifty lay-off information presentation which I was in too much shock to retain much of.
I didn't remember much on the drive home, my head was swimming. How does a fifty-four year old man find a job in a state in which the unemployment rate is almost ten percent?
Say a little prayer for me and the legions in limbo-land.