We sometimes tend to think we know all we need to know to answer these kinds of questions—but sometimes our humble hearts can help us more than our proud minds. We never really know enough until we recognize that God alone knows it all.
1 Cor. 8:3
To give some details about yesterday: We had layoffs. I still have a job, but they have implemented a pay freeze so no raises go into effect and we get paid at 2008 salary levels. I’m OK with that because they said not giving us raises meant that a few more people kept their jobs. Nobody knew about the layoffs until we came in; then people started disappearing, escorted out by their managers, carrying a box of personal belongings if they were lucky. The rumor mill immediately began churning at an exceptional rate, producing names of people seen escorted out. By mid-morning nobody had gotten any work done. A high-up manager told us at 11:30 told us that our site was losing 13% of our workforce, a total of 46 people; the reporting group lost one lab sciences writer (my close coworker who worked remotely from upstate New York for about 24 hours a week), one other person, and one person was transferred to another group immediately.