Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sweet Unemployment

It has been a few weeks since I last posted, don't be a hater but you can blame Facebook, the annoyingly addictive cyber crack of a website site it is. I'm sure you know now that I got canned a few weeks ago. No more General Growth for me...but it's all good, I have another job. I start Dec 29th and we will be packin our trinkets and heading north to KC once E completes the school year. It's hard to be excited about moving, but the job is so enticing it makes the move seem far less life-altering.

Getting downsized from a corporate job is a surreal experience. Even though I knew it was coming for months and managed to avoid the first two rounds, when the day came it was quite a bizarre stream of emotions. This is the stuff that happens to people on the news, not me...until now. Thankfully, I had managed to secure my new job at exactly the same time so the timing could not have been more perfect. Hmm, divine intervention maybe? I don't see how, I certainly haven't been an angel this year...heh heh heh...

I managed to get a severance package in lieu of my annual bonus so the transition to a new job will be way too easy. I fear it is too good to be true...but for now it freakin rocks! I am totally stoked to start the new job. The day of my interview I called Cindy to inform her this is my dream job (well besides being a ninja or professional Rock Band player). The fact it happens to be in KC doesn't really bother me so much after all. In a good job market this decision would have been a no-brainer so it goes without saying it's a minor miracle in this shitty one.

So the Carpenter's are on the move yet again...we keep moving north like this and we'll end up in Maine before retiring. Feel free to come help pack...we need all the help we can get. The tour of chaos will be storming into KC in short out!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm glad to hear this LCE isn't high on the richtor scale for you. I'm also pleased it came around this way...angel or know He loves you...cheese...:)