Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The end of a decade!
I know you all must be thinking she is nuts, this year doesn't mark the end of a decade, but for us it will. Eric or I have been employed by a certain company for 10 yrs and today he was laid off. We have figured this was coming for some time. Eric and I have been on different sides of this process before and we are now so jaded we know when it is coming. Although this time it wouldn't have taken a rocket scientist to figure it out. The thing about being laid off is that it is such a relief. You've felt the tension for quite some time, now it is over and now you know what is in your future with that company and you can move on. I think that is what we are both feeling right now. Humorously, Eric pointed out that not much of what we have today has been purchased with pre-company money. I could only think of 2 items that were purchased before we started working for the company. It is a strange thing to think of, our life will be headed in a completely different path now and the thing that brought us together (the job) will no longer be a part of our lives. Weird, strange and super exciting. So for now, Eric has employment until the end of the year and then the crazy transitional chapter will start. We will see how long Eric will last unemployed.