I was happy not to get a call yesterday; it bugged me and bugged me and shortly after publishing that post where I mentioned it I just ovaried up and called the head dude over at the Temp Agency #1 office, because he's cool. Unfortunately, he didn't know anything about half the temps being cut and was just as upset as I was. He promised to call me when he knew something and then I finally fell asleep and he didn't call and I went to work and nobody appeared to have been fired, even the most useless of the mouthbreathers on the site. Which, to be quite honest, we are talking blue-collar labor at a Soulless Corporate Megalith store in a very rural area of the American South; if someone manages to truly stand out in their incompetence and overall mediocrity then it's not even a question of whether management knows they suck at life. Management will be the first to tell you if you are looking for said mouthbreathers that they are "probably walking in circles around the store, if they're not in the bathroom."
Last night at work the on-site representative of the boss-man at Temp Agency #1 (who is also working as a temp, as are his spouse and adult-ish child) clarified that the boss-man hadn't gotten this list in time to call everyone, so there was a mass reprieve. TOMORROW, he now says (by which I mean today, but I haven't slept yet, so), the axe will fall (although he did add that I shouldn't worry, I was a good worker and didn't walk laps around the store or play with the automatic sinks in the bathroom). And now I can't sleep, but I don't want to be that freak who pesters the boss-man at Temp Agency #1, so mehhh.
Probably I have nothing to worry about, but this company being what it is I'm a little worried I'll get cut for being a woman.
Hopefully the manager who openly admires my arse will have some say in the decision?*
* Yes, it IS a minor miracle that I haven't at some point shrieked "I HAVE A MASTER'S DEGREE AND ALMOST WENT FOR A DOCTORATE IN WOMEN'S STUDIES, YOU ASSHOLE" and gone after him with the business end of a claw-hammer. *facepalm*