Monday evening we sat down with our coffee. He told me he had been laid off (effective Thursday) for lack of work. He was not upset at all – relieved, I’m sure. Something didn’t sound right – he was their longest working employee – 22 years with the company.
I knew then that something was terribly wrong – there was no lack of work. Their company was very busy and always short of staff. Later a fellow employee told me an ad was running in our local paper for his position at that very time.
Next morning I drove to work in a haze and functioned in a haze or worse. What was happening?
Whatever it was, knew it wasn’t good.
The next week I got a call (at work) from the owner of the company. He called to ask if we were ok about the “lay off”. Told him we were fine if that had to be but was puzzled why he was laid off with all the year’s seniority. He floored me – don’t you know your Man can’t function any longer in a job?? Do you realize that – – – and many points later, I nearly fainted. Told him I had no idea and would have got him help earlier if someone had told me. No one wanted to say anything! Unbelievable. Everyone knew at his company but I didn’t.