It's something that we seem to hear almost too often. Well, at least I do.
I received a message from a co-worker last week. This co-worker was hired at the same time that I was. In fact, a large group of us (over 100 or so) were hired between October and November of 2001 at a Jacksonville mail processing facility. She stated that they received a 60-day notice for an involuntary transfer to another position in another location. They received it in November. They still don't know where they are going to be working. This location could be... ANYWHERE. Really.
I worked at that particular location for 5 years. After hearing rumors the facility shutting down, I decided to apply for other positions and came upon a Secretary job in the downtown location. After a year, the Secretary job was done away with and I was forced to work a 10pm to 7am shift. I hated it. I wish I had never left my old job, but I never complained. I just kept going and hoped for the best.
Long story short, I was given the opportunity to be a Secretary at the District office which is where I currently work today. I'm absolutely thankful for my job. If I were still working a night shift, working 100 miles away, or performing manual labor, I would STILL be thankful, just probably irritated and angry too. (LOL) During these current times, having a job is enough to be thankful for.