11.09.2009

Drama and Trauma

The anxious wait is over.

It's official: Pfizer is indefinitely shutting down the Chazy research facility site. In fact, Pfizer is closing down the entire area, which includes sites in Rouses Point and Plattsburgh too. Some employees will be absorbed into other facilities across the United States, but nobody knows their individual fate just yet. What we do know, however, is that over 600 people in our rural New York area will be looking for a new job (unless a third party swoops in to buy the site).

It sounds really scary. Many tears have been shed (which were akward for me to witness). I don't think anyone had much of an appetite during lunch. It's a real loss and should be grieved as one. However, it's not the end of the world. The exiting of our Chazy facility signals a time of dramatic change. The people who work here will no doubt rise to the challenge and turn over a new leaf in their careers. Some families will be forced to move. I'm sure I'll see others at odd jobs around town. Not everyone will emerge unscathed over the coming months, but they will move on and adjust. So say a prayer for those who need it most. I already did.

3 comments:

  1. That's so sad! Our little community went through something similar when the mine did huge lay offs last year. I have friends whose husbands' are still looking for a good job. :(
    Thanks for your comments. They were spot on. I don't know what we are going to be doing in December, but it'd be awesome if I got to see you again!

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  2. Yup, our community did go through the same thing. I'm lucky to have found a job here! At least you can look at it positively...you won't ever have to touch a white rat with creepy beedy red eyes ever again if you don't want to! and my best wishes to all those who are getting laid off

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  3. I don't think you're a crazy blog stalker! I love reading your comments just hours after I make a new post! You're too fun! I'm glad we could be blog buddies!

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