Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Nothing to show for it...

After getting a nap in on Sunday morning after walking home, I just laid around the house for the rest of the day.  I was going to be on vacation all of next week, with no plans, except to hit the golf courses.  I ended up golfing 18 on Monday afternoon, then 27 more holes on Tuesday.

Wednesday I got up and didn't feel real great.  So I was just going to stay home and relax all day.  Around noon, I got a call from my boss at work.  I didn't like the looks of this from the beginning.  He chatted about a few different things, and I was waiting for the main reason of the call, and I knew exactly what it was.  I am being layed off.  The way things have been going, I could have almost expected it, but I didn't think in would happen when I was on vacation.  I didn't really say too much to him and managed not to tell him exactly what I thought, but I sure wanted to.  Luckily I am going to receive a nice severance package, but I will be unemployed in two weeks, just another burden on society.  Maybe I should move back in with my parents and live the dream....  That will never happen....  So, I have to work this week until Friday July 30th, then I am done.  I have put in over 10 years of my life into this place, and now I have nothing to show for it.  I don't really have any bad feeling toward the company other than the new CEO who will probably run this company into the ground within 2 years.  Probably a good time to get out anyway.  I was figuring out everything I am getting in my severance package, and I should be able to live off of that until sometime in Nov. or Dec.  Hopefully I can find a job soon so I can stick all of that extra cash in the bank or spend it on something that I have been wanting.  I have already applied to around 30 different jobs today, and tomorrow will be even more.

Well, it is just about time for my "soon to be" unemployed ass to go home.  Keep paying our taxes, I may just be drawing unemployment soon....

3 Comments:

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was laid off from a good job here in Denver about 3 years ago. That was the best thing that ever happened to me. I got out of a job I hated. It took a while to find a job in my industry again (like a year and a half), but in the interim I was an apprentice electrician. Now I can fix stuff around my new house, and my new wife (I divorced the 1st wife 4 years ago) and I are really happy. One year anniversary just passed. Cheer up, things will get better.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Keliana said...

I am sure you will be able to find something in no time, since you have already been sending out your resumes. Besides, if nothing, do what a lot of people are doing, go back to school....lol It will get better.

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger Greg said...

I am going through the same thing right now. Who do you work for? I am trying to start up my own biz doing pc repair right now and will be happy to share whatever forms/ideas I come up with.

Good Luck and Keep your chin up!

 

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