So After spending six months last year unemployed, then hooking up with a
decent consulting assignment for the last three months, (only to have it come to
an end due to a buyout by MET Life) I'll be unemployed once again in two days.
This time I know what to expect, and I can guarantee I won't be eating Ramen
for every meal again! I at least have had a promising interview and have a few
leads on some other assignments. However, I am looking forward to having a bit
of time off, even if it means not getting paid. I've started a new business with
a good friend of mine, and we've got some great leads on new clients. I'm
actually hoping I have a bit of time off to devote to giving this business a
kick-start (more on that this weekend).
The economy around here isn't that great, everything seems to be moving out.
I'd rather not move, I like this area (even with the snow, the 2.5 hour commute
last night - normally takes 15 minutes - That was a story in itself, but I was
too beat to write it up). So, I'll try my luck at keeping employed around here.
I'm actually considering getting out of consulting (at least for a while) to
take a solid job with the right company should the chance come up.
A few things I won't try this time:
- Living on free stuff ordered over the internet - I now get about 10 free
magazines, but as far as food - I only got some toothpaste and a slice of beef
jerky, hardly enough to survive
- Begging for money - I did receive over $500 (over 6 months), also
not enough to survive (all of that money was donated to
Make a Wish once I got a
job). I may start begging once again if I don't get a job, every bit helps
- Switching to cheap beer - not good, bad. bad. bad.
- Using sugar packets from McDonald's - Sugar is relatively cheap, I learned