So I went away for a few days (Thursday to Sunday) white water rafting with a
bunch of people. I'll be posting the pics and a story about that in a bit.
However, the big news from the weekend was that I arrived home to find my work
email out of service. Odd, I thought...
After checking into it, it seems that I was laid off by email on Friday, when
my boss knew I wouldn't be home. Very fucking nice!
Another great move he made was to send the termination notice to my work
email account (and an email account that was about 8 years old), then he
terminated my work email account. If I hadn't kept a program running to filter
spam and monitor my important accounts, I wouldn't even know about my new (un)employment
So, I am currently unemployed. I have NEVER been unemployed since I went into
my consulting career (15+ years). So this should be a new experience for me. I'm
not that concerned, I just kegged two batches of beer and spent most of my last
paycheck on the only vacation that I was planning on taking this year. Yeah, I'm
in good shape: lots of beer, no work, and very little cash. Oh well.
So right now would be a REALLY good time to donate a bit to this site,
as I have only one more paycheck that I know of coming in, my dog needs food and
treats, and I will be living on the 12 packs of EZ-Mac that I have for food in
the house (that, and a gallon of orange juice, an old head of lettuce, and some
chips - I took inventory to see how long I can live without shopping). I'm very
serious about the donating bit, it will help me out, I need to pay the rent
on Thursday. I figure I can let the other bills rest a bit, at least I have no
other serious debt to worry about other than living expenses.
On a good note, I'm a bit relieved. I've wanted to find a company that could
market me a bit better than the company I had been working for. I had four calls
today from other companies and some promising leads from other people I know -
If I talked to you today, Thanks! So I hope to be working again soon, but this
was probably the worst timing to get the boot.
I hold no animosity for the company I had worked for, I understand their
position (financially they couldn't keep me on due to their clients not having
openings). And, although I was let go by an ill-sent email, I'll forgive
the slighting in trade for good references. They did treat me well for 8 years.
Oh, and sorry for the lack of content in the last few days, I was on
vacation, getting laid off, having fun... Until today.