Today just feels different from usual.
Went to work but the usual morning production meeting was canceled. Then HR pple walked by my office. Then, I knew it. Retrenchment. Morning production meeting is ALWAYS on. You dont see HR pple that early, walking past my office. And the last time I saw them walk past my office on odd hours was the previous retrenchment. This time, I guessed it right.
108. The number of people being retrenched. A figure which the feng shui master suggest. WTH! He obviously doesnt know how much misery he brought to those retrenched, especially the PRCs. They took loans from their agent to come SG to work. They have yet to pay up their hefty debts and now, they are asked to leave. This further aggravate their financial problem. Some retrenched cried on the spot. Some locals/Malaysians who werent retrenched even tried to volunteer to be retrenched. So as to save some of them from their financial burdens. All these were too heart wretching.
To make matters worse, I've got 2 technicians retrenched. One of them has a husband working in the same company. And both of them are retrenched. That makes a double blow for a couple, and their kids.
They say: This is just the beginning.
So, if you have any jobs to offer, give me a buzz! I'll probably need it very soon.
I pray that God will relieve all the 108 unfortunate ones. Some are actually very good and hardworking. Too bad that the normal rule of retrenchment applies - Last in, first out. Those who have not worked for v.long will be the first to be retrenched due to compensation issues. (That means I'll be the first out too, being the youngest in the dept)
May God restore their confidence and put them to where they should belong.
p/s: An SMS from Chan all the way from U.S. made my day much better! I miss you!! Be back soon!