Unemployment. The dreaded specter that hangs over the head of every middle-class, working-class, single-income family. Some times you can see it coming. Some times it sneaks up and bites you in the ass before you know what happened. I'd like to say it's an indiscriminate force, but we all know better. Like everything, it's money motivated. Make too much money? Cost the company too much money? Don't make the company enough money? Say things other people don't like? You're on the list. Of course, it's also political. No, I don't mean Republican v. Democrat. I mean who kisses the most ass, curries the most favor, holds the most dirt, or has the most friends.
If the preceding paragraph comes off a tad bitter, then you might have caught on. Recently, I joined the ranks of the unemployed. Sad though it might be, I feel a bit liberated. I have options on the table. Enough nest egg to keep the wolves at bay while I try making a few projects hold water. And, I have friends and family who are willing to throw their support behind me.
Maybe I'll find a position I like more working for a company that sucks less. Maybe I'll update this blog more regularly from here on out. Maybe I'll finally get that damned book published... even if I have to do it myself through Amazon. Maybe I'll write free-lance. The doors are open, and I've got nothing but time on my hands now... of course, if you read this regularly you're going to have to put up with a few more banners than usual. In that there will be some, where there weren't before.
I'll keep this blog posted with thoughts and ideas, and I'll get back to my usual ranting in another day or so after the rage wears off.
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