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Black eye

One more post before I'm locked away...

So, two hours before I get on an airplane to work in San Jose for a month, my boss called on the phone to tell me I'm laid off. The news wasn't surprising - the project has been badly funded for the last year. And last week my boss said cryptically that several employees should come into work this morning before flying out. Still, it was one of the humiliating experiences of my career.

I am still going to San Jose, though possibly for only 3 weeks, not 5. Lockheed Martin will pay my salary possibly through August 1, and all benefits transfer if I find a job with another business unit as a coder. So, while I am San Jose, I will go house hunting and check out the job market.

In the last month, I have lost my 14 year relationship, my house, and my job. I think I need to go crawl in a cage for a while and think.

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The Big 3 - The Major Ones

Wow! Those are the biggest 3 things in life and you are changng all of them. Take it one step at a time and work on the job first. The rest will follow.

I'm so very sorry about the layoff. It is no fun to be laid off but remember it is not you - it is just a business decision.

I used to work for Lockheed Martin but they were laying so many people off and rehiring and laying off that I went to work for their credit union for the stability and am still here 15 years later.

Remember too you do have so new local friends in the San Jose area too like myself.

Wishing you the very best of luck in getting a new great job.

Look at all the oportunitites this opens up.

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