Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fighting the urge to dive into a pint of Ben and Jerry's

Why? I'm being "tranisitioned out" of my company. My last day is May 15th.

Last Friday, one of five in my group was laid off. Today, myself and another team member were transitioned. He leaves the end of February.

Our boss is no longer a boss, he is back coding.

There are two folks left for the long run - we think. We still haven't heard from them.

We all got suspicious after the Holidays when our boss asked for a "Skills Set/Experience" thing.

In software, it means only one thing. Downsizing and you are hanging on by the skin of your teeth.

With no cavities, you'd think my teeth would be a lot stronger.

Anyway, after watching things like this happen to everyone else for the last 9 years I've been in this software company (and all past lives thereof), it was only a matter of time before it happened to me. Sooner or later your luck runs out.

Guess who's not going to the Casino this weekend.

What to do now. For now, I continue on...start getting myself and my resume in order and see what's out there.

Maybe now I'll lose some weight...have to so I can fit into my "interview" clothes. :)

Was just joking with Honey. I'll call it the "Transition Diet", write a book and make a fortune.

Maybe I'll reinvent myself and switch careers. What was the name of that book AmpuT?


  1. Well that's pretty suck ASS, Donna. You've got some time to get that resume all spruced up. I always say I'm going to keep mine up to date, but I don't. duh Have a pint on me. You can make it a beer if you want ;)

  2. Crap. I'm sorry. :(

    My dream transition is to have a pony farm with a library right there. So I can be near the ponies AND the books. Want to add a knitting area?

  3. That's a major bummer - I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad you were given some time though. If you need a hand polishing your resume let me know - I'm pretty good at that (ignore the terrible grammar in my blog - I really can write good). :)

  4. Ugh!
    I hope you find your dream job after this. After being in one place for a while I know it can be hard to think about doing something new. They are giving you a pretty decent notice, so that's a plus. Do you have to remain full time until then or are they giving you time to job search?

    Change is good. Change is good!

    Of course I expect you to remind me of this when I'm in the same boat. YAY high tech! Wood! Wood! I need wood to knock on! Why is there no wood on this freakin BART train?

  5. There is no part-time so I can find another job. Don't think employers do that any more. And I've found out those two of my team are still safe. Four of us at the moment. Three after February, and then just the two after I leave. We used to support and enhance this software with a team of 75...