I would say that pretty much all of my friends and family know how much I love my job, love the people I work with, and have loved Pfizer for the past 10 years. Unfortunately that will all be coming to an end. After weeks of speculation and rumors, I was told that Pfizer is eliminating the recruiting department for our field sales division. Blah. I wasn't shocked, but it is still hard to fully take in that the end of my career at Pfizer is here. It's one thing to choose to leave a company, but it's another to be told you are leaving.
The reasons for Pfizer to make such a big cut is very clear and makes total sense: we will not be hiring anyone outside the company for at least 2 years. What on earth would I be doing that entire time? Certainly not what I was hired to do. It still sucks, I loved my job and I know I will land on my feet at another great company.
The plus side to this is that I am getting an amazing severance package. Let's just say that if I choose to not work for a year, I can. Me and my family will keep the amazing benefits for a year. When I say amazing, I mean amazing. It cost us zero dollars to have Joshua. That's right folks, nothing, nada, zilch. When Joshua had his open heart surgery, the total bill was almost $70,000. What did we pay? Just take a guess. $100 bucks is all we had to shell out. And did I mention we pay nothing for our prescriptions? You now get the picture, they are incredible benefits. I have already told myself to not expect that anywhere else.