Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Did the dam break?
It "feels like the dam has broken." As of this second, I cannot tell you what changed in the last week... but the conversations and attitudes are different.
Five coworkers have come into my office today telling me how they talked people out of buying. A few even came into my office to be talked out of buying a home today. This isn't normal... One is normally notable. Five?!?
Three coworkers have confided in me they're transfering out of state in the last three work days due to cost of living issues. That's more than normal in a year! (We have a loyal group.)
Maybe its just my company... maybe just so-cal.
But something changed over the weekend.
This actually has me... concerned. The popcorn bucket has been put down. Something just "feels" really different this week.
Maybe its because I've heard of a few more acquantances being laid off. :(
Maybe because one co-worker had three neighbors laid off last week?
Something has changed... or has it? I think a big change... But I cannot tell you exactly what.