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This is NOT the post I had thought about writing today. Apparently the law firm I've been working at (gee--for almost 10 years) is not doing well, and they let me go. There's some severance pay, and the promise of a recommendation letter from the office manager, but as of now I don't have a job. I guess I start looking tomorrow.

Sigh.

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janmagic
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
OH NO i am so sorry. i am sure you will bounce.

when one door closes another one opens,
yet the hallways are a bitch.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Yeah. I'm hoping for a short hallway. Thanks for the good wishes.

In the meantime, please keep me in mind for panels at cons...earning my membership back suddenly became vital!

Oh, Robin Bailey, the author I was recommending as a GOH, has a web site that says he does concerts. Do a websearch on Robin Wayne Bailey. I know a number of the long-time filkers who go to Chicago cons will remember him. I meant to forward you the url, but would have to do a web search myself to find it again, I searched him out on the work computer.
ysabetwordsmith
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
Alas!
I wish you luck.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
Re: Alas!
Thanks!

If I don't find something regular quickly, I should have time to set up some cyberfunded creativity project(s).

Sadly, with this economy, I don't think I should block out any time for such things before starting the job search in earnest. But once I find (or retype) the files for my resume and references, I should have SOME time for it.

Though I just yesterday got insight into the novel I've had on hold for a couple of months, because I needed to know more about what the villain is up to, and now I do, so some time will be spent writing. (-:
ysabetwordsmith
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: Alas!
By all means, start the serious dayjob search first. But in this economy ... cyberfunded creativity might just save the bacon. It's the only regular income stream I have right now; the rest of my writing income is intermittent. It may not be much, but I am really really glad to have it.

If or when you decide to launch your CFC project, please post about it over on crowdfunding so that folks can come see. That's also a good place for discussing possible parameters for the project.
dsgood
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
Good luck!
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Thanks!
markiv1111
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Job loss
On one hand, this is utterly awful news. On the other hand -- I was so worried when I lost my job with HealthPartners a couple of years ago, and it was almost as bad when a job I thought I wanted (a) turned out to be very stressful, and (b) only lasted a couple of months. And then my current job came along and things were okay again. I suspect you are every bit as skilled and resourceful as I was and am, and because of that, will be able to handle a "bounce back" and get your new job the way I got mine. Hang in there.

Nate
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Job loss
Thanks!

The office manager said she would write me a recommendation, and I have some other good people who have said I can use them as a reference too, so despite the economy I am hopeful.

Frazzled and unsettled and worried, too, but also hopeful.
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wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Hugs, especially from filkers, are always appreciated!
mdlbear
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Best of luck on your job search. Remember to treat it as a full-time job.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes.

I will be trying to keep a better balance than the last time I was out of work, when treating it like a full time job left me too close to full-time depression, and I was married with a working husband at the time. This time, I want to keep other goals well in mind, and use whatever time I have between jobs to get some serious work in on other things too.

But now I don't have a working spouse as backup, so I will definitely not let myself be slacking! ((My Angel's SSDI payments won't change due to my being out of work (we're technically separate households though we share the house expenses) but SSDI barely supports one person. No matter how willing she is to help, her money can't be used as my safety net, there's just not enough of it.))
oakwind
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! Here is sending you best wishes and some job getting energies:)
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
mbumby
Jan. 23rd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, good heavens.

Best of fortune finding a great fit -- and soon.
wyld_dandelyon
Jan. 23rd, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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