Life on the d-list

Well, after 9 years of working at the same company, last week me (and a number of others) have been “temporarily” laid off.  It’s hard writing about this in my very public, personal blog, because I don’t want anyone to either feel bad for me or look down on me. I think I did a good job while I was there, and I’m certainly in a better position now than most others in the laid-off situation. As in, I have my savings, I’ll be collecting EI, selling my house and starting a new path in life.  Maybe I’ll be hired back there, maybe I won’t. I just don’t think it’s a good idea to sit around and see if that happens watching the numbers in my bank account dwindle.

So really, it’s not entirely a negative thing. I feel a little more free to rest a bit, which I badly needed, and think about stuff that I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. I have an amazing support network and I’ve still got a lot of life left in me.

I know I haven’t updated this blog in a while but I’m going to try to keep up to date. Hopefully I’ll get back to my personal art and photography, but if anyone is looking for that, I’d advise them not to hold their breaths. :D Be prepared for rambling, bike, home-deco and vegetarian cookbook spams. W00t!

4 thoughts on “Life on the d-list

  1. I used to work for a big company that had the rep of temporarily laying people off practically once a year before they became a public company. Just because the work back then was so seasonal and there wasn’t enough to keep people busy for the entire year. I think it usually lasted 3-6 months. Not very long. It sucked, and was a pain, but I guess people just dealt with it. I don’t know if you gotta sell your house over it, but as long as the company is still there, and they still like you as much as they do, they’ll want you back. As soon as the next project gets the green light, they’ll be desperately calling all laid off employees, praying they didn’t get scooped up by some rival studio.
    In the meantime, you could be an “freelance consultant” and get media outlets to pay for your expert opinion and experienced outlook!
    Or just do that stuff about vegetarian cookbook rambling… :)

  2. I’m sad to hear about the job loss, but given the age we live in and the economy right now, I’d be shocked if anyone saw aynthing remiss about you being laid off. It can (& does) happen to anyone.

    Sounds like you have some good things going on in your life.

    Will you be visiting T.O. anytime soon? I’d like to hang out with you again – it’s been way, way too long.

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