Today at my job their were two people let go due to the current economic conditions.
One was someone who I genuinely feel bad for. She wasn't a terrific employee, but she's not a horrible person. I will be taking over some of her duties. This is fine with me because I it is easy work that will fill my down time... it has been slow at my office like everywhere. But still, I do feel bad for her.
Another is my arch nemesis. I am genuinely happy to see his skinny ass out the door. He has complained about me to his bosses and has told me outright that working with me was one of the worst parts of his job. When he started, I would try to help him, but because he was higher up than me, he decided that my thoughts were not worth considering.
He basically wrote me off as an asset before he started, which was a very bad play on his part. He really thought that I was the only person in the company that had a problem with him.
I just happen to be more vocal and less likely to cower in a corner. Anyway, I am really happy to see his fake, brown-nosing, skinny ass gone. (I am sort of scared that he will try to hunt me down though... I can see him go postal).
Anyway, I'm just curious at how some of you feel about the recent firings/layoffs at your jobs. At mine, at least these first two, the employee's weren't a good suit to the company to begin with and their jobs could easily be taken over by others in the company.
I am having trouble with wanting to celebrate the exit of one, but at the same time feeling bad for the other. I also think there might be more layoffs in the near future, and do feel bad for them.