Sunday, 07 October 2012
There have been more job cuts in my business unit. They were fairly senior people and not entry level positions. This is what happens when you don't meet targets - you have to cut cost. So far I've been lucky but that axe feels like it's getting closer. Oh well, it's not the end of the world if I get cut. I'm sure I'll find a way to survive even if I have to take a job that pays less than half of what I make today.
My sister lost her job a few weeks ago. She showed up for work one day and was told the company has gone under. It was really unsettling for her and the people that worked for her. She's working on a couple of leads right now and I hope those come through.
In other news, dad's oncologist has ordered bone scan and CT scan. He hates those test and he kept telling the doctor he was fine and not in any pain. But I know he sometimes will lie just so that he can avoid visiting the doctor / hospital. I keep telling him while there isn't a cure, the doctors can at least help him deal with the pain and discomfort. But he is stubborn. I told him once that he might complain of a headache if he got beheaded. He chuckled and said that's probably true.
Despite all of these, I'm still thankful for what I have. I had a wonderful meal with J and his family last night. I played a bit with the kids but I cannot stand watching the cartoons that they watch. Tomorrow, I'm at my brother's place with his extended family for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm not crazy about the big crowd (somewhere between 16 to 18). I know my sister will make a fuss about the soup she is bringing. Dad will be cranky because he isn't allowed to drink. But I just try to cherish the time we have with the family and raise a toast to the ones that aren't with us anymore.