It’s finally happening. We are officially closing up shop. It was announced today at 4:45pm that the company has been purchased by Gordon Brothers, who will liquidate the corporation.
I have no idea how much longer I will have a job — I assume I will find all that out on Monday morning. (My guess, I could be out of work as soon as Monday, or as long as 2 months from now.) The company & stores will stay open through the holiday season, but there is the possibility of immediate layoffs, since some departments won’t be needed any longer (for example, I would assume that we would not need buyers any longer, since we won’t be buying new products).
I’ve been with Comp for over 9 years now. I’m hoping the severance package is halfway decent… if we even get severance packages at all. I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do once I’m officially out of work. Thanks to recurring tendonitis in my arm, I cannot type as fast as I used to be able to, so I can’t really get another data-entry based job. I have no clue what I want to do, since I can’t do that. And since I don’t know what I want to do — that makes it a little difficult to start looking for a new job. haha. 😉
I do have a wonderful friend who is going to help me update my resume, once I find it. I can’t say I’m sure I know where it is — after all, I haven’t needed a resume in 9+ years. haha. I am more than likely going to go on unemployment for a little bit while I look for work. I’m also going to look into Vocational Rehabiliation to see if I qualify for that. If I do, they can hopefully retrain me/find me new areas of work I’d be qualified for, since I can no longer 10-key. That would at least help me figure out what lines of work to look into.
I’m in a fairly mellow mood at the moment. Since I got confirmation that the rumors were true, I’ve gone through a few cycles of emotions — surprise, relief, disappointment, shock, depression, etc. Even though I’ve known for quite a while now that this was on the horizon — it still stings now that it’s actually going to happen.
Ugh. I am SO not looking forward to the whole process of applying and interviewing and crap.