Third day laid off, but still in the office so I could transition the new president to take the reigns.
I thought about the key people I had working for me who had since left the company. Greg was awesome. He was the whole package, as far as I was concerned. When he told me he was leaving I left work early that day, because I need to be away, and have a place to think. He was key to the company.
And he left.
Want to know what I told him? “You need to do what’s best for you and your family – don’t worry about us or this company.”
That’s the same thing I told Cory, who was my right hand man. I loved working with Cory. He was amazing. And the day he left I think I went home, baked a cake, and ate a bunch of cake and ice cream (not in celebration, more as a comfort food tactic. Hey, I’m human :p).
“What’s best for you and your family.” That’s what I always said.
I wondered why I never did what was best for ME and MY FAMILY. I gave too much to this damned company for them to let me go the way they did.
I gave too much to this company to get a few piddly weeks of severance.
Why did I not take care of ME and MY FAMILY?
Never again… never again. What I sowed, I did not reap. And now I had some relationships to fix. Little did I know I wouldn’t be whole enough to work on them for years down the road.
Please, I implore you: Do what’s best for YOU and YOUR FAMILY.