Tuesday, October 12, 2010
TKO - noun, abbreviation for technical knockout
the termination of a bout by the referee when it is the judgment of the attending physician, a boxer's seconds, or the referee that a boxer cannot continue fighting without sustaining severe or disabling injury.
I've been hit with a TKO: I've been notified that I will be laid off at the end of the month.
I'm in shock. Although its been no secret that my company has been unstable for a while now, I just didn't think it would happen to me. I've survived 2 layoffs within the last 2 years so I guess I thought I'd be kept on forever. Or at least until I chose to leave.
I suppose this could be a blessing in disguise. I've not been happy at my job for a while now. Maybe this is the Universe's way to telling me its time to move on. Time to re-evaluate how I want to spend my work hours each day. Time to re-define myself.
But I've got bills to pay!
I'm in shock and I'm scared.