Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Today's the day! Finally!

Today, EarthLink holds meetings with all employees to announce the "restructuring" schedule. I am very glad it is happening so that all of us "EarthLinkers" will finally know if we still have a job or if we are to prepare to move on. I am assuming, since my boss told me a few weeks ago, that I am going to be leaving.

If you are using my hoodal@corp.earthlink.net email address, please change to alhood06@comcast.net. This is my home address and I will be using it until further notice. I was just thinking about the number of places where I need to update/change my email address. This is going to be fun!

More to come!

3 comments:

Holly said...

I've had years of not knowing whether the next layoff was going to hit me or not. In a certain way it must be a relief to finally know one way or the other.

The job market looks good and your STC contacts will come in handy.

Savita said...

I read about the layoffs on ajc.com yesterday. A lot of people I worked with at EarthLink were impacted.

I know you will land on your feet.

Al Hood said...

Yes, Holly, it is somehow a relief knowing that what was rumored for so long has finally happened. I have several possibilities for employment. And EarthLink did not leave us high and dry. I work until September 14, then I am still on the payroll until October 28. Then my severance kicks in. If I get a job, I can have two paychecks for a while!

Savita, I know that many people who were here while you were have been hit by this layoff. 900+ people! In the Muni business unit that I was in we had 150 employees. All but 30 are gone!

I've only been through one layoff before and we walked in one morning and they handed us a check for what we were owed plus two weeks severance and said, "Hit the road!" So EarthLink is doing so much better than that. And I really appreciate it!