Denial is a wonderful thing!

So Thursday, I was home from work by 1pm.  Went through a box of Kleenex.  Friday, no job to go to, went to lunch with an old friend and dinner with a former coworker.  We were supposed to be at dinner to talk about the big hooplah the prior weekend, but given the recent events had other things to discuss.

Saturday, I had to wait for the cable guy.  While waiting, I called B to see if she could meet me in 30 minutes to go clean out my desk.  Thirty minutes, fifty, same thing, right? We got to the office around 11.  I was so thankful she came with me, as I knew that not only physically I would have a lot to clean up and distribute around as I work on a lot of stuff I didn’t want to just leave out, but it would be easier if she could help.

It took about 15 minutes to clean up my personal stuff, no brainer.  But we were there for two hours Continue reading

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Press Release on Company Cutbacks

S&K cuts 50 jobs to trim costs

Struggling Henrico menswear chain also is revising its strategy

Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 – 12:08 AM
By JOHN REID BLACKWELL AND EMILY C. DOOLEY
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITERS

Menswear retailer S&K Famous Brands said yesterday that it has laid off 50 employees from its Henrico County corporate headquarters and hired a consulting firm to help the company remake its image and turn a profit.

The job cuts, which include some senior management positions, occurred this week, said Joseph A. Oliver III, president and chief executive officer.

Oliver declined to provide details on the positions that were cut. He said the company has about 90 employees remaining at its corporate office, and approximately 200 in the Richmond area including at its six stores. Continue reading