The status quo
I'm sorry for the lack of updates recently. A series of recent events has really taken any remaining fun out of my work, and I've been too busy or depressed to write. I can't really give specifics, because I feel that it might identify me or my company. Suffice it to say that I can't even appreciate the absurd anymore, and laugh through the anger, the way I used to. Instead, I just feel hollow and empty.
I guess the best advice that I can give all of you is that you should never trust a company that you work for. Regardless of mission statements, executive speeches, and corporate pep rallies, the company does not want to invest in you or provide a great opportunity for you. They don't care about you, or your family, or the community. The company is always interested in one thing -- profit. Most companies will ditch you if it would make them even a small profit, and if they think that they can get away with it without morale of other people falling -- because, heaven forfend, ruining someone's life shouldn't allow productivity to drop. Sure, there might be good people above you for now, but sooner or later there's going to be someone who figures out that they'll get a fatter bonus and an easier promotion by not being a nice guy.
Don't worry about me. I'm still employed and everything, but I'm just seeing my company go in an even worse direction than before. The joy is gone, and the warm fuzzy security that was on my short list of good things about this job is gone with it. The rage is gone, too, because I just don't care anymore. All that's left is just depression and resignation. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I'll just be a cog in the machine.
Sorry for the downer, folks.