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And so…I was laid off by Best Buy

March 4th, 2014 5 comments

“Someday everything will all make perfect sense.  So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” – John Mayer


I woke up yesterday morning with very little worry.  There just simply wasn’t much that I was needing to be fearful of.  I have a wonderful life.  I’m married to a wonderful wife who inspires me every day, and delights me to come home to, share my stories, laugh with, and enjoy all that life has given us together.  I have four beautiful daughters that are my pure hearts delight.  They make me smile in ways that they couldn’t possibly comprehend.  I’m proud of them, and the joy that they have fills me with unequivocal joy in return.  I have a home, a couple of vehicles, food in the refrigerator, and I even have one of the Earth’s happiest dogs that wags his tail and barks excitedly whenever I come home, all so that he can be touched and rubbed when I come home from the job that I have.  Yes, I have a very good and blessed life.

So as I headed to work yesterday morning, I wasn’t expecting the news that was delivered.  I thought my position at Best Buy in Pasadena was secure.  After all, I was a major driving force in returning my area to profitable, and exceeding the budgets that I was given.   But it was in this that I was found to be incorrect as I was laid off on Monday afternoon, in a surprise that I wouldn’t have ever expected give how I’ve performed.  I want to analyze this in a few paragraphs.

First, why the layoff? Read more…