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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
Dreading tomorrow . . . 
6th-Oct-2005 12:51 am
colin strength: brn_gamble
Tomorrow I have to lay off two wonderful friends and colleagues, two of the people who have gotten me through the last 20 months of difficult and challenging times at work, helping to make my life more positive and my worklife more fun.

I pushed up the timing on informing them when I realized how the wait was torturing them.

One is a flaming liberal and heathen like me, the other an admitted conservative and devout Catholic. Both of them were with me in April when I celebrated the big birthday in Vegas, dancing and snogging with me at Rain and Tangerine. Both of them supported me and visited me after my surgery in the summer of 2004 (in fact one brought me a homecooked meal on the 4th of July). Both are beautiful and intelligent women with wonderful spouses.

The good news is, they know it's coming (they aren't stupid), and they still love me and feel personally loyal to me and loyal to the Association. We had an emotional talk after work tonight.

That isn't going to make tomorrow any easier. We'll start out with a Personnel Committee meeting with our Board at 7:30 a.m. And then the rest of the day will unfold.

Time for Strength and Honor. (Better wear the Cleopatra kartouche earrings.)
6th-Oct-2005 08:02 am (UTC) - Oh! Sorry, MM!
That's awful -- for you, as well as them...

I'm sorry to hear this. What a pain.

I'll keep you in my thoughts all day long tomorrow. Promise!

Hang in there and let us know how it goes. OK?


6th-Oct-2005 08:05 am (UTC) - Re: Oh! Sorry, MM!
Thanks, darling! I appreciate you.
6th-Oct-2005 08:09 am (UTC) - You're Welcome!
And I'll send cyber mac and cheese your way... (Jimbo and I consider it the perfect 'comfort' food! LOL.)

(And a cyber cocktail???)


6th-Oct-2005 03:23 pm (UTC)

Really sorry MM. What a painful and difficult thing to have to do.

At least you said they know it's coming. But of course still not easy.

They will see how badly you DON'T want to do it and know you care. If it has to be done there's no way around it.

Hang in there.

7th-Oct-2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, koi. I hope they saw how much we all care. They're amazing women.
7th-Oct-2005 06:57 am (UTC) - My Thoughts...
...and prayers, of course, go with you.

To lose those you care about in the workplace is a very painful thing.

Watch yourself, Marilyn. Life Change Units will be very high for a time. Be as kind to yourself as possible.

You're one of the strongest people I know. And one of the most honorable.

God bless.
7th-Oct-2005 07:35 am (UTC) - Re: My Thoughts...
Thanks, Father. (Giggling because just under your comment my LJ had the big words, "Mass Action"!)

(And I love the whole Life Change Units thingy. I've been obsessed with that since college!)
7th-Oct-2005 07:39 am (UTC)
I think LCUs really do impact our lives. College (and seminary) were certainly days full of them.

I wonder why this isn't being talked about more, by the way. Young people might better understand their angst if they knew about LCUs.

Mass Action. You made me smile widely with that...
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