At time the job has felt like shoveling dirt out of a pile while dump trucks kept making the pile bigger. Or maybe like the classic "I Love Lucy" episode where Lucy and Ethel were working the production line at the chocolate factory. No matter how fast you go, it is coming in faster than it is going out.
For much of the time, we were working on files that had come in 30 days ago. Then we had it down to two weeks. Then in a matter of a day we were begging for someone to send something in. We were all caught up and out of files to work on. Yesterday we were working on a different pile, but it was apparent there wasn't enough work for us through the end of the month. They'll be letting us go in groups to cut down on staff.
Companies often wait until Friday to let someone go. Somehow easier that way. This one is going one step further. We are supposed to get a call this weekend to find out if we made the cut to come in on Monday. Enjoy your weekend, and you should probably clear your desk just in case.