So this morning I got into work (I made sure I was early, just in case), my boss was also there and talked to #1 and I about #2. She said to us "I just wanted to express that #2 was NOT laid off" which I guess is a tactful way to try and say "#2 was fired because she did things wrong, not cause the company is tanking" or something. After this announcement, I was pulled aside since #1 is only here for another week anyways.

I was reassured that my position is not in jeopardy. I expressed my concerns about the suddenness and the timing. Basically I was kinda told that we'll see how it goes, but there are not currently plans to hire someone. I had asked if the decision to fire #2 had been something they thought about before #1 put in her resignation, and was told no, that something had happened that was too big and that it was a very short timeframe from when the decided to fire her to when it actually happened.

I'm a bit freaked out about what will become of me in terms of being expected to do the work of all of us. I got some great advice in my previous post about asking for expectations going forward, eventually broaching the subject of a pay increase, and more. I appreciate it. This is going to be quite a change and I honestly am still a little in shock about what's to come, what to think, and how to react.

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Thanks for the support, even if you didn't comment and just thought "well damn, that sucks, hope it works out!" It's all appreciated!