Wednesday was a pretty good day, though I didn't take a walk. I drove home toward a gorgeous full moon rising, with wild geese flying overhead. You know, I should have been suspicious at that point.
In the evening, jilara brought over the yukata that she had taken home to hem, and I found its belt tucked away at the bottom of one sleeve. It's lovely.
Thursday morning I got in to work and was greeted by $BOSS and $CFO, and
the news that I'd been laid off. Along with two other researchers in my
at least two people in
Public service announcements:
- New tag: 8.3%
- Party tomorrow at Grand Central Starport. I will have copies of my resume.
- I am currently looking for work in the San Jose and Seattle areas.
Please address job-related correspondance to
- I will be available to start work any time after April 1st
Felt very restless yesterday evening. Should have taken a walk.
0307 We * up 6:30; drugs, nose, teeth, exercise * 8am Dr. Reed * humira @ Cringely » Siri’s big brother from Google * finished TRs * walk: d=3.19, c=309, s=2.9, t=1:05 - McClellan Ranch Park % 3ish - 3:45: sleepy, unproductive * work: filled some holes in the group website. : Wild geese overhead and a gorgeous full moon ahead of me driving home * I can haz yukata. Found the sash, which was lurking along the bottom of one of the sleeves. 0308 Th * up 6:35; drugs, nose, teeth @ iPads Don't Work For These SMBs @ Justice Dept may sue Apple, publishers on e-book pricing: WSJ | Reuters @ James Cameron Headed to Ocean's Deepest Point Within Weeks @ How Four Women Revived a Derelict Mississippi Town - NYTimes.com @ How Anonymous plans to use DNS as a weapon (or not) * print address label for Kat @ Home Studio: Gear from Shure, Mackie, and PreSonus That Won’t Break the Bank | Disc Makers’ Echoes – Insight for Independent Artists * buy: 2x CR2032 batteries for scale * bring Kat's paperwork -to work- for notarization : Laid off as of 3/30. In good company; at least 6 other people leaving. (including the two recalled to Japan who decided to stay here) (18:27:48) ssavitzky: No warning; management has only known for certain for about a week. Apparently things are pretty dire. They've laid off two other researchers, two admin staff (our librarian, rowanf, and our purchasing person), and going through a big restructuring. (18:35:03) ssavitzky: No problem. Last day Friday 3/30 (4/1 starts the fiscal year). I get two more weeks or so of vacation time, then 6 months of severance with full pay and benefits. COBRA after that. I also turn 65 in less than a week, so I need to look into the relative advantages of COBRA and/or Medicare. " (coworker, also laid off) Elena: Everything happens for a reason. @ The Wordsmith's Forge - Poem: "Tales of the Righteous" * Thankful Thursday (including party invite) * Colleen didn't drink most of her gin :S * Pay Bills % very restless. Should have taken a walk.