There ya have it! The official word was, "I'm so very sorry, but we've decided that it was in the best interest (whose????) to downsize certain postions and yours was chosen (Yay for me!!!)
I didn't want to give him the benefit of seeing me shed tears but a few leaked out before I was out the door. I am the type of person that either loves my job or hates my job. I loved my job and the people I worked with. We were a family. My boss was THE greatest boss I've ever worked for.
I've got quite a few skills...but it all depends on whether there's a demand for those skills (no, humming old commercials won't qualify as a job skill).
Thanks for everyone's good wishes, prayers, concern, encouragement. It meant more to me than you'll ever know. I will hold my head up because I have friends like you all!
If any of you are in the Southern California area and have word on any job leads...please let me know!
PS -- You can expect me to still blog because something has to give with the creativity surges.