We are living in strange times these days and it isn't helping that we have less and less control over what effects our lives. And then there’s money. Can you ever have enough? It's a hard world we live in now.
We are suppose to have more rights then ever and although that sounds good when we try and use these rights we find out that it's either impossible or it includes getting a lawyer to help us and between the laws and the lawyer's fees it's just an impossible task. So as it turns out we don't really have these rights because we can't afford (or figure out how) to obtain these rights. So what good are they?
Just yesterday my roommate who works for Sony (PlayStation Division) called me and told me that several people (including his boss that had worked there for 10+ years) were laid off and had security escort them out of the building. It was a shock for him, but it's sad because his boss had told him about a month ago that his family had given up cable TV and Internet access because they couldn't meet their bills then. How sad is that?
Of course we're glad James still has his job but I can't help but feel bad for his boss and the other people who need to make a living just like all of us do. There is a company meeting this morning to explain to the rest of the employees why this had to be done and what's to happen in the future. I'm sure things are fine for James and the rest of them so that's a good thing.
This isn’t lay-offs like in the 90’s so that’s why it seems so shocking to me. It feels strange when your boss loses his job and he’s above you in rank at work yet you still have your job. Maybe Sony was too boss heavy and the powers to be decided to cut there loses and have fewer of them.