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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Work update
I got laid off today.

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Current Location: 42.308929N 71.795328W
I am: bleh
Current Media: TiVoCast: Cranky Geeks

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agthorr From: agthorr Date: March 28th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Shit, man, that sucks! :-(
mackys From: mackys Date: March 29th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ouch.

Time to go after TiVo seriously? Or has that already been ruled out?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 29th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
At this point I really don't think TiVo would hire me, and I'm not sure I'd be comfortable working there after all the years of blogging. It'd certainly be a bit awkward. But I wouldn't rule it out.
finstergrrrl From: finstergrrrl Date: March 29th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
ohhhhhh not good. i'm sorry. anything i can do?

on a more positive note, this could be a good opportunity to make that move back out to the bay...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 29th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Not really - thanks for offering though.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: March 29th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, on the one hand, the loss of income is always lame. On the other, I gathered that this gig had been moribund for a while now.

On balance, still pretty lame, though.
blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: March 29th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know how that feels. :P

(Going into week 9 of unemployment. :P)
jumblies From: jumblies Date: March 29th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
omgoodness! Did you have any inkling? What a shock. :(
From: jav Date: March 29th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm sorry, that sucks!
Cliche as it may be, things can happen for a reason - you werent exactly happy there, so now you have the push to find something that will make you happier
From: murph_grrl Date: March 29th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Exactly my thoughts. It sucks, but I'm sure it will work out for the best.
elfs From: elfs Date: March 29th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Woah, that majorly sucks. Any clues as to wha happen?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 29th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The company is in kind of rough shape - they cut five people, myself included to cut costs. And I know the new role they put me in a few months back didn't really fit me, and vice-versa, so I'm not really surprised I was cut I'd been there five and a half years, and was probably one of the highest-paid non-management. They're cutting people to be able to hire more developers to try to deliver more and bring in revenue. They can probably exchange me for two new-grad developers.
pockyman From: pockyman Date: March 29th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh man. :/ I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you can find something new, and soon. *sigh* :/
miashell From: miashell Date: March 29th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
*hugs* hopefully it's for the best, in the long run
excaliburca From: excaliburca Date: March 29th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Awww damn... sorry to hear that :(
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: March 29th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
So, will you be rejoining the left coast sooner rather than later, or does it still hinge on logistics?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 29th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
All depends on where I find work.
duane_kc From: duane_kc Date: March 29th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sorry to hear it. Good luck on the job search.
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: March 29th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh man. I'm so sorry to hear that. However, I believe better things will be in store for you.
rhysara From: rhysara Date: March 29th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sorry to hear that, best of luck in the search.
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