Our business group had to let someone go today.
I felt like a bowling ball fell on my gut. It was horrible. I knew it was going to happen, and it didn’t make the blow any easier.
But he saw it coming, and he’d been warned. And warned. And warned. And it just didn’t sink in, or he just couldn’t pull out of the tailspin. I don’t know which. I don’t. And I know exactly what he’s going through, because I’ve been there, done that, have the unemployment stubs and the ruined credit to show for it.
Not to mention the psychological scars.
Some people go their entire lives without facing anything like this. They don’t know how deeply you can be penetrated, how much damage to your person can occur, from something like this. And I’ve been through it a lot. It’s a wonder I’m not a serial killer. Or maybe a spree killer, so it’s over quick.
I pray for him and his family. I hope things turn out better for him than they always did for me.