I'm going to lose my job.
At some point.
The lease on the space my company is currently in is up in March, and most of what we used to do has been outsourced to other locations and an entirely different system, that we have been trained on, but never received.
So right now, everyone is focused in on March as "when we might not have jobs".
Before that, it was "before Christmas".
Before that, it was "Sept"
And so forth going back the past couple of years, with that sense of "this is it" growing every time, and the personnel shrinking and not being replaced as time moves forward.
COULD it actually happen? Yeah. It really could.
Will it? I honestly don't know. Every bullet has whizzed by for a couple years now, and there is every reason to think that sooner or later, one of them will end up hitting.
So why stay? Because I like it there (most days) and I have hope that although things might not always look the best, there is always a chance to turn things around.
There are other factors involved in the work situation, but let's be honest- this is all just a chance for me to talk about my feelings toward Livejournal.
Over the years I've heard reports of the site's death pretty much every month. How it's not like it was before and how it's pretty much doomed.
All of that may be true.
But it's still here - and you are still here.
I see people on FB posting "I wish I could still post this on Livejournal". Guess what? YOU CAN!
The site isn't an active as it was - and there are a lot of factors involved in that. But there is one of those that all of us have a say in... continuing to use the site and continuing to let other people know that it might not be the newest or shiniest thing out there in the world of social media, but it's still pretty damn awesome.
Another thing you may have doubts about is your survival during the final vote of 2014. That's getting ahead of yourself. First thing you need to do is make sure you get your entry in! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/814969.html or the Home Game/Killing Floor for those who are not current contestants: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/815412.html
The deadline is MONDAY December 15th AT 8PM EST! That is something you can control, it is something you can make sure happens. There are so many other factors out there where it isn't true. But this, you can!
How was your weekend? What were the factors you were able to control and the one that were subject to "greater forces"?