Let me start out by saying, I survived cuts with Pfizer this week! What an amazing glorious day it has been.
We found out approximately six months ago that changes were going to occur at the beginning of the year, but we had no idea the kind of hit we would take from it. We all assumed it would be 25% across the field force and a bit more in management, but we found out a couple weeks ago that it would be more like 50-60% across the board. It has had me and my best friends in an absolute state on concern considering the market is not in a condition with many other opportunities to retain other positions. I am a woman who loves consistency, but take it as it comes and view it as part of God's plan. So, my husband and I have been praying for the last couple months as His will to be done and that we would trust and follow.
I received a call this morning from my manager informing me (reading from a script) of my fate and letting me know that I was retained and will be covering the Seattle North district. This is great news because number one I have a job, and number two my territory will be closer to home. I have no idea what exactly my territory will be or what my product portfolio will consist of, but I don't even mind .... I have a job :) It was a state of shock, had to wait for her to announce it twice for it to sink in, and then waited for Gabe to start shaking his hands in excitement. He was so wonderful as a support system to consistently reinforce I am great at what I do and have faith that it will all work out. That is comforting and all, but this is the second massive layoff I have survived, as well as two other restructures. It gets to a point where it is overwhelming!!
I had prepared myself for worse case scenario since we knew great people were going to be displaced/deselected. I am so thankful for maintaining my position along with my best friends. It would have been very traumatic if one of the group lost their job, and we got so lucky that my best friends were retained as well. Obviously, many close people I have worked with were let go, but they have opportunities to post for a few openings and hope to be hired back on. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.
A friend reminded me of this verse as comfort through times of tribulations. Romans 5:1-5
1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us
Thank you all for your love and support. The prayers were much appreciated, and I cannot thank you enough. Gabe and I are sending our love from Seattle!