Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grounded in Reality

T is coming to see me tomorrow.  I am not sure if he is coming alone or if he will bring Confucius with him.  I am really looking forward to seeing him tomorrow.  I guess this is one of the advantages of being unemployed.

Last night I went to see him after my son's baseball game.  It was very late when I got there.  I was tired but it was worth it.  We had some... er... let's call it alone time that was pretty spectacular.

Earlier today, I went back to my old job and signed a contract saying I would not sue them in exchange for 9 weeks of severance pay.  I also got three boxes of personal items that were packed up from my cube.

When I got to the guard shack at the entrance to the grounds, I a gave her my name and she asked me, "Have you been here before?"  Grrrr

When I parked my car and approached the reception desk.  I gave the girl at the desk my name and she looked up and asked, "Have you been here before?"  Grrr  Grrr.

Anyway, I signed my papers, got my crap and I got out of there.

On another note, I am working hard to keep a positive attitude.  I really am.  Now with no job, it is ever harder for me to be at my house alone.   I am trying to remember that it could be a lot worse.

Rob from Below The Radar has made several comments over the past few days.  It seems his divorce was VERY ugly and he was actively kept from his kids by his ex-wife.  I cannot even imagine how hard that must have been for him and how painful that was for his kids.   I am calling that out because I think that it is important that for all my difficulties, it could be a whole lot worse.  

I am grateful for K and her understanding and support.  

I am grateful for T and his love and support.


Buddy Bear said...

It's great that you have such a positive attitude. I really admire you for that!

I survived several "purges" like you experienced when I worked in the private sector. Long-time employees were told that they were fired and then escorted to the door.

I found the inhumanity of that method just staggering. How do these companies expect the remaining employees to have any sort of loyalty to the company after witnessing that?

Not Alone said...

Being unemployed sucked. I am on the fringes again, It may not be long before I am. My wife has a decent job. But I know it is the worst feeling in the world. Keep your head up. You are worthy of a job. Go get your dream job, or make a plan to go that direction. If you need e-mail me, and we can discuss...

Uncutplus said...

Now at this crossroads, it is time for introspection. As you go forward, make sure that your future includes work of something you would love to do and have always dreamed about. Being successful comes from happiness in what you do. Ask yourself, if you would be willing to do the job as just a volunteer or that you would pay for being able to do something that makes you so happy.
Maybe T is right and you will be happy as a PA-C, if you love helping and serving your fellow man, but that might mean cleaning up someone else's shit. Don't let T convince you to do this IF you are not really sure that this future path will make you happy. Otherwise, it will turn you against T as well.
Best wishes!

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