Friday, May 14, 2010

There she goes...

One of my coworkers got fired yesterday. We are still on probation, so its not entirely uncommon, but it isn't entirely common either. Despite the fact that I have been getting ridiculously excellent reviews (somewhere along the lines of "your perfect, hope your not bored, do you want to join a committee"), it is extremely nerve wracking to see your supervisor escort someone out of the building and then have that cubicle standing empty across from yours for the rest of the day. She is the second person in our unit of six newbies to go (we also have two helpers). It is such an abrubt process at my job because of the sensitive information we deal with. If you get fired during probation the process is something like Monday- have your review and be told they don't think you are going to make it through probation. Some other random day that week - supervisor calls you into HR, they tell you you are terminated, and you are escorted out of the building immediately. With only four of us left in the unit, it is much more likely we will be broken up, which really stinks because I like my supervisor so much. There is a slight but unlikely possability we will just get two members. Whatever happens, it will probably happen in November when the next training class is released.

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