Thursday sucked until evening

I went into work this morning, and brushed off the training, which is at a level way too technical for what I need. Around 9:00 I got on a conference call that we have every week. One of the participants came on and said that the call was cancelled today. I said, “Hooray, one less meeting.” A few minutes later, I got a call from D, my Big Investment Bank boss. He said, “I’m calling to say that I’m no longer working on the project. I’ve been made redundant.” (=US “laid off”)

Jesus Christ on a stick! I like D, he’s quite a good test manager as well as an all-round good guy, also gay with a Chinese partner. I don’t know what will happen with the project, or how I’ll fit in (I am a consultant, so if the project is cancelled or delayed, I still have a job.)

So we gathered that today was Layoff Day at Big Investment Bank, which has lost billions of dollars through bad securitised mortgage investments. Not content with screwing the little guy, they are now screwing their own employees.

Then I went to Staten Island for dinner with Barnett and Nick, two long-standing friends. I enjoyed the steak and the Peroni beer, and then came back to the hotel to crash. The new Staten Island Ferry terminal is very handsome.

5 Responses to “Thursday sucked until evening”

  1. ruiqi says:

    when u coming over to sg?


  2. chrishansenhome says:

    Well, I was supposed to come for CNY with my bf, but I had to go to New York and then to India next month, and I thought that would be too much traveling. Looks like I’ll be there in September or so.

  3. ruiqi says:

    which part of India u going?


  4. chrishansenhome says:

    I’m going to Pune, that’s where the software testers for my project hang out. Do you get to Pune??

  5. ruiqi says: