Most of you know why we haven’t been around here much lately, but for the rest of you here it is. Remember how we’ve always said “It doesn’t matter how much you love your work — your work doesn’t love you”? We’ve always believed this and found out the hard way that it’s true. We got laid off after ten years. That’s right, a decade. And we weren't the only ones to get the ax.
Of course to get severance we had to sign our lives away, including not suing them and/or trashing them publicly. Which we probably wouldn't do anyway; we're not in junior high and have better things to do with our time. We’re also certain that they’re going to take everything we built up and send it right off a cliff, but that’s not our problem anymore.
Today is the start of our official second week of unemployment, although we were really gone as of the middle of June. But we’re deliberately not calling this “A New Chapter” (the books, get it?), because we have to get a new job. We’re not ready to retire, and don’t want to deal with selling the house not and moving blah blah blah.
So that’s what we’ve been spending most of our time doing, looking for our new opportunity. Well, that and wailing and moaning and gnashing our teeth, of course.
We have to believe that we’re going to find something, and something better than what we were tossed out of. Quite frankly that job had run its course at least a year ago for us and that’s when we should have put more effort into looking, like our friends told us to. But hindsight IS 20/20 and all we can do is continue from here and hope for the best.
As far as them? You know we’re big believers in Karma, and we don’t think you get to treat people like this without paying for it cosmically. Or financially or whatever, the point is that somehow the universe will make them pay for doing this to a few people who gave them so much for so many years.
A former colleague and friend of ours who was also unceremoniously tossed a few years ago gave us the best advice. She said “Just get out and don’t look back. You’ll find something and you’ll be fine.” Let’s hope that’s true.