Five Minute Friday: Try


This week’s prompt is:  TRY

When news came down in June that our company was being acquired, I grew nervous. It’s a completely normal response, after all – the unknown, the uncertainty, the fear that comes from years of watching friends and family members lose their jobs through layoffs, acquisitions, and company closings. But despite all of the worry, I decided I wouldn’t panic and jump ship. I would try to make the best of the situation. Maybe this merger will be a good thing. Who knows?

I am surrounded by worry at work though – folks who are afraid that their jobs are gone once this merger is completed. And as much as I try to avoid the doubts that are creeping into my brain, I am worried. I am concerned. Not necessarily about my position, but about my coworkers. Some of them I’ve now worked with for nearly a decade. Companies with those types of workers tend to build weird professional family relationships. We do care about each other, even if professional behavior prevents us from being overtly friendly at times.

Still, I will try to be as open and accepting of the changes coming. They might be troublesome. I don’t doubt some of them will be annoying as hell – all company mergers have their share of frustrations. But there’s possibly a lot of good coming, too.

I just need to stay positive, to try to look for the opportunities that present themselves, and make it work as best as I can.


Those who’d like to participate in Five Minute Friday will write for five minutes on the topic of the week, post it on their own blog and link up the post here.  This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.

Just write.
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  1. Kristi says:

    That is a hard thing you’re doing– good job trying to maintain focus and positivity! I pray God will continue giving you the strength and fortitude and wisdom and discernment to keep on trucking along and to know what to do next.
    Thank you for sharing.

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