Friday, July 11

I Am Glad I Came In For The Early Meeting.

Wednesday afternoon we all got an e-mail around 5 pm. I didn't even notice it and probably wouldn't have until the next day, but thankfully Rob noticed it and mentioned it while we were doing the drive show.

Sigh... "It says to be here by 9am, why would they have a meeting so early?" Nothing about the request seemed out or the norm, simply inconvenient for me who lives so far out of town, and to be honest, I almost took Rob up on his offer to go as representation for our show so I could sleep in.

I am really glad I didn't.

Yesterday morning a group of us were all standing in a meeting room when the owner or Rawlco Radio told us he had sold his Edmonton stations (and a few more in Sask) to a man named Jim Pattison.

The room was silent.

I wasn't exactly sure what to think or feel. What exactly does this mean? Gord (the owner) opened up the meeting to questions as he always does and people started asking questions I didn't even think of, things I probably should want to know the answers to, but I didn't even know to ask. So all I could do was say it has been a pleasure to work for him, and congrats on your retirement in the least shaky voice I could muster.

The panic set in,  I don't even know what to ask. I have a resume in radio that consists of winning a contest & baking a cake...That's when the wave of nausea hit me, I felt light headed and my hands began to shake.

We were all in meetings throughout the day asking questions and listening to what this means to us, how will this look, what exactly will come of this change. For a happy place that has always felt like family, it was a rather somber environment. I had a crying headache by noon and Rob and I still hadn't discussed what we were going to do on the show yet in a few hours.

I am not exactly sure what all of this will look like, and I don't know what it all means, but I know a lot of the people I have come to know and trust will not be going anywhere, so I feel confident that maybe this wont be as scary as it first did if we are all doing it together.

Yet I still feel sad for some reason.

Today:

I am grateful for vacation days that start today. Although I have a pit in the bottom of my stomach, time away with my family and loved ones is exactly what I need. A reminder from the people I love most to not be scared of hard things.

I am grateful for a company that plucked me from obscurity and gave me the opportunity to earn a  living talking and making others laugh.

I am grateful for new adventures.

J






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