Post by BlondeSpiders on Oct 12, 2020 11:14:06 GMT -5
Just found out that our closing will be pushed back to Tuesday the 20th. I firmly believe that the reason the sellers chose us over a cash offer was that we agreed to close in 30 days instead of the usual 45. Ugh, I was really hoping to have that weekend to paint. FWP, for sure!
Post by theoriginalbean on Oct 12, 2020 13:27:03 GMT -5
I hate the back and forth of that process, super not fun.
We're in the middle of house reno and I need to get a coat of paint on the wall while also managing a bunch of ill-timed conference calls and two kids virtual schooling today (yes, my boss knows I'm multitasking today). I keep seeing pictures of my friends in Cincinnati gathering in big groups and eating in restaurants and not wearing masks and I can't help but wonder if life would feel more normal if we still lived there. Would I be willing to live under a rock like so many of them apparently are? IDK. Deep thoughts.
Post by BlondeSpiders on Oct 13, 2020 10:41:45 GMT -5
Some of you know that I work in recruiting at a local firm. It was announced yesterday that 285 positions would be eliminated in a company of 3500 FT and about 400 contingent workers. 4 people from my recruiting team were cut, including the director and the 3rd person in my tiny sub-team who was my work bestie. So now my boss is the interim boss for all of recruiting, and we lost a team member who does everything I don't know how to do. They were told to be done by 5 yesterday, so there was zero transition time. I don't know how I'm going to be able to do all these new tasks with no training and I'm freaking out. Also missing my friend terribly; she made the job fun and now it feels pointless to be here. Other divisions are announcing their cuts today and tomorrow, so it's likely I won't have hiring managers on my case because things aren't getting done.
I'm just so, so sad. This absolutely came out of left field; no one saw it coming.
Post by BlondeSpiders on Oct 15, 2020 14:52:18 GMT -5
Things are moving along with the house! After delaying our closing by 5 days, the title company is sending a notary to our house for the wet signing. Hopefully we'll be able to meet our new closing date of next Tuesday and get the keys!
BlondeSpiders Oh man I read about that lay-off. I’m glad you weren’t cut, but sorry for your friend and the challenges ahead. I work in HR too, and we just did a big layoff as well (minimal-ish local impact), and it’s so draining for everyone to go through. I had to communicate it to some people and it was just heart wrenching.
Post by BlondeSpiders on Oct 16, 2020 15:35:13 GMT -5
Thanks, 7costanza, I appreciate that. I have survivor's guilt because I was the newest person on this team, and I really felt my coworker was more vital to the team's success. So there's guilt and now I'm drowning in tasks that I haven't really been trained to do. This week has been pretty rough.