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10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Say what you want about the porn industry, but they're hard workers."

So uhm, officially unemployed. Not as dramatic as I thought it would be, I always imagined there would be yelling upon my exit. Instead there was crying and it wasn't mine, so that's good. Everyone is asking me "oh, are you ok?" like it's some big surprise. It's been very obvious that things couldn't continue as they are. There's been this big wall with all this writing on it for ages and it was just a matter of time. I might be essential to my boss but only because he's a moron, I didn't actively bring in any money and it's time he took responsibility for his decisions in a more active way.

My first week of unemployment is going pretty well. I'm working on making my house the cleanest it has ever been and I might have a brilliant new career in wreath making. Actually, I have one offer and some resumes to send and I'm eligible for unemployment benefits so it's not the end of the world. It's sort of strange because I really didn't want to work there and I was hoping to be laid off and now it's like "what's next?" and it's not just a theory anymore. So far I am enjoying being home. I expect the crazy won't set in until I've rearranged my furniture a few more times and gained 30 pounds. Or tomorrow, who knows.

Today I have things to bake and floors to scrub and dinner to cook. I'm already off schedule. I can't believe how quickly the time passes, not working makes time fly.

8 comments:

Sugarcrook said...

Not a great time to be laid off, but it looks like Key is hiring a branch manager in your neck of the woods. :)

Also appear to be several education jobs if you like kids. Personally, I find them finicky and hard to cook.

Amy said...

My ex-boss said the same thing ten minutes after he cut my position, "lots of banks hiring!!!". Lots of resumes to mail...

I like kids, but I can't eat a whole one.

PastaQueen said...

Man, it was almost exactly a year ago that I got laid off. I too was really happy to leave, and I ended up in a higher-paying more fulfilling job. Fingers crossed that happens for you too! Of course, my company is about to lay off 10% of its workforce, so maybe we'll be applying for unemployment benefits together :)

Amy said...

Perhaps they'll have a heart attack natural selection with those donut burgers.

Keetha said...

I think a career in wreath-making sounds like a plan. :-)

carla said...

the post title? comedy gold (did you ever see that showtime show about Seymour Butts? TOO FUNNY ---and true).

Rebecca said...

not to be debby downer but we just had some layoffs and are expecting more..

keeping my fingers crossed you find a job soon!

Amy said...

It's a poohy time to be looking, thanks for the finger crossing!