it’s been a hard day for all of my friends and colleagues at LivingSocial, but i find comfort in the fact that the dedicated people who were let go are smart and resilient and talented and brave and that those who remain will work together to get past this. even now, we’re a team. 
many thanks to everyone who’s texted, messaged, or emailed me.  this week, these past few actually, have been an absolute roller coaster.  a real first for me.  though i still have my job, 10% of our worldwide workforce was laid off today, including a full half of the Seattle office and three of my direct reports.  my heart is broken for them - my teammates, friends, coworkers, three of the very people i interviewed, hired, and coached - but i know they’ll be fine because they’re incredible people.   
i know i need to keep it together for everyone else, but i just need a minute.

it’s been a hard day for all of my friends and colleagues at LivingSocial, but i find comfort in the fact that the dedicated people who were let go are smart and resilient and talented and brave and that those who remain will work together to get past this. even now, we’re a team. 

many thanks to everyone who’s texted, messaged, or emailed me.  this week, these past few actually, have been an absolute roller coaster.  a real first for me.  though i still have my job, 10% of our worldwide workforce was laid off today, including a full half of the Seattle office and three of my direct reports.  my heart is broken for them - my teammates, friends, coworkers, three of the very people i interviewed, hired, and coached - but i know they’ll be fine because they’re incredible people.  

i know i need to keep it together for everyone else, but i just need a minute.

  1. 122782 said: Sending good vibes your way!
  2. jodilyn said: I was thinking about you yesterday and i’m glad to hear you’re OK!
  3. my-little-kumquat said: I am sorry - I have been on both ends of a lay off - survived + laid off and it sucks. Really bad
  4. haygirlhay said: Glad to hear you’re a-okay!
  5. ohheyitsdk said: oh my gosh, I had no idea. thinking of you! take a minute… take five. you’ll get through, and the folks who were let go and who are still with you are lucky that you care so much.
  6. justamanandhisblog said: Damn, girl. I am awful sorry to hear that. Give it time. Let the Internet know what you need, we’ll try and deliver.
  7. luciwithani said: I’m so sorry
  8. messily said: So sorry - there’s never anything good to be said about this. Hang in there.
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