Of course I saw it coming. We all did.
I, maybe even more than most.
Because one of the perks of my previous role as an Assistant to the Executives was that I became friends with a lot of different people from all the varied departments. So when the news began to slowly seep throughout the company, I was privy to a lot of pertinent information.
But still, this information didn’t make me take any action.
My co-workers would message me on LinkedIn, “Tracey!!! What are you doing?! All it says on your profile is that you work here and are a writer for NotQuiteACougar! People are going to hear the news and want to look at your resume! You need to update with your experience and new role!!!”
And I’d respond, “Okay! Thanks!!! 🙂 ”
But I never did it.
I did however start socking away money. That was really the only action I took. But other than that, I just put my fingers in my ears: “Lalalalala I can’t hear you!”
I was the proverbial ostrich with my head in the sand.
But by the middle of February, even I couldn’t ignore it any longer. The word was getting out – in the office, on social media, in the press.
My company was going under. I was going to lose my job. I was going to be unemployed.
We all were.