I have been dreading this week at work and I will be so happy when it is over. I try not to blog about work -- I think the animals are much more interesting to read and write about -- so I'm not going to go into a lot of detail about the situation at work.
It is going to be a sucky week. We are just finishing up a voluntary separation. One of my long time employees is taking it which is good. She was going to retire next year and this gives her some added money to sweeten that departure but it is still sad to see her go. Unfortunately though, we did not get enough voluntary volunteers. This week we will be working to determine the involuntary layoffs. I've been told that my position is "safe" but I may need to cut in my department. I have great staff. They are smart and capable. They work hard. They are reliable. They are wonderful people and friends. My stomach has been in a knot since the weekend.
I know more than a few of my blogger buddies have been victims of reductions in force. I know this isn't unique to me. And, I know our hospitals need to do this to survive. But all of that doesn't make it any easier for me. I'm restless and exhausted all at the same time.
So, bear with me if my posts are a bit disjointed this week.