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Ground Rush

It’s Monday, but for me it’s the middle of week two (weak, too?) of six in the, “oh, crap, they eliminated my job, now what,” fun-filled fun fest. If you’re tuning in late, here’s chapter one of the story.  So far I’ve applied for a dozen different positions, had two interviews and have another one scheduled tomorrow.

Given that The Company seems fine with the idea of losing my 33 years experience (and over 35 years of software expertise), I’m very tempted to just consider the retirement options.  They aren’t what I’d hoped for, but… well, we’ll see.

I mentioned before that, if the clock does run out on this, it would be just in time for my birthday.  Turns out, if I don’t find another position within TC, my last day at work would, in fact, be my birthday.

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So this morning I get up and check my work email. There’s a meeting invite from my boss, posted early this morning, for a 9:30 meeting titled “Re Org Update” and to be held in a conference room (rather than in my boss’s office).

None of that sounded good.  Unexpected meeting being held immediately.  Odd location.  No details.  I did a [Reply with Comments] to say, “Oh, oh… this doesn’t sound good,” hoping for a calming reply.

No calming reply.

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