Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Week 2 of unemployment

Things have been going OK since my layoff, but today I'm having a bit of anxiety.  While I already have a resume, I'm rewriting it based on formats that have been suggested by the outplacement company.  It is a service provided by my former employer.  It's free for 30 days, so I'll take advantage of it while I can.

I know that I know my stuff.  People around me know that I know my stuff, but it's really tough putting your experience (I've been in the working world for 34 years!) in to 2 pages and really impress those that might be hiring me.

I'll get through it, but it ain't easy.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Beginning of the end

So, I learned today of others that were victims of the RIF last week.  Some were not surprising while others were shocking.  I also learned of people that have decided to pack it in and are leaving on their own.  One individual has already given notice and another has already met with a recruiter to help her find another position.

We'll see how things look around there it a few weeks.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Wednesday, July 15, 2015, I was laid off from the job I held for 9 years.  I don't know that the reality of the situation has sunk in yet.  I enjoyed my extended weekend with my family.  Today is the first day I've had time to sit and really think about much.  It was supposed to have been my first day back to work after my mini-vaca.  So this is the first day of the unemployment thing.

I'll be checking in here from time to time just to write my thoughts and maybe ideas.  I will use this as my place to vent.

Wish me luck world.  Prayers are always welcome.