Physical shock that is.
I only realised that was what happened when I got around to eating something. I was told that I was being made redundant.
I've worked in the company for 10 and a half years. The longest I've been unemployed is three weeks, and that was backpacking around Europe in 1999... I suspect I'm not the only one.
I was given the option of not spending the rest of the day in the office. I took it.
I'm glad that I had people over. Ended up spending the day at UCC with a gang getting ready for the Medieval and Renaissance Banquet. One thing about being a student is time. It may not get you ready for work in itself, but it allows you time to think. I needed to be with people with time. I haven't had time for a while... see the backpacking comment.
Friday I got the proper notice and I was at least coherent and (this got commented on) professional about it. It's sad but I can see their point. I don't agree with the decision, but I can see their point.
Now I have time to think again. And the question I have is "where do I want to go from here?". Do I stay in software? Do I look at consulting? Go back to school?
As the song goes, there are lots of opportunities. And I want to see what I want as opposed to I need right now.
I have a list of things to do in the short term, and a gig just before Christmas. So I'm busy.
just as well... I might have time to think.
The other Adam, you took the trouble to send the address for the CV, I'll send it your way.
tags : work job employment redundancy shock time