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10/28/08 3:23 P

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I know what you are saying. I wanted to stay in touch with those that left, but being only work friends, we didn't really socialize outside except for softball games--maybe. As a result, I didn't know how to stay in touch....... I guess they weren't true friends or we would have known how to get in touch........ but they are sort of "work family" in my minds. You know, you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. LOL.

I have moved past this now....... Carol

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Um, gee, Carol, let me ponder that one for just a moment here...

OFCOURSEYOUDOWHATAREYOUWAITINGFOR, HUH??HUH??HUH??

But you also brought up a memory of mine that I hadn't noticed for a while. I worked at a hardware store (I like power tools best), and I was - ahem - "let go" because ....hmm, I don't even remember what excuse they gave me. Truth was that I was forty-mumble, the rest of them were twenty-ish, they ALL hung out and dated and drank til all hours, but I don't do that. So I was the outsider.

Leaving was no big deal (remember: if going to work makes you feel a cold icy lump in your stomach, it's probably NOT a good place). What bugged me was how my "friends" DIDN'T SO MUCH AS CALL. So much "thank you for listening, gosh you're so GREAT!" turned into dead silence.

Like I had never existed at all.




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Wooooo I was reading this post and all kinds of emotions came up, especially about working through all the RIF (reductions in forces) that I went through, never being RIF'd myself, but having people just drop out of my life like they had never been there at all in the first place. I was never in my office when they occurred because I was in a classroom teaching adults fascinating stuff about operating systems, etc. (not!) I'd go into class in the morning then at break or at lunch, people had disappearred. It stunk!!!! It still stinks. I think I need to go to my morning pages with this one, huh?????

CMY (Carol)

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Perfectionism blocks creativity!

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The whole section will be up later today or tomorrow.

The ball is rolling again. It ain't dodgeball: GRAB IT AND PLAY!

*thread's all yours....*

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