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Whee, 14 years at a company, and I am effectively laid off, effective… - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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Whee, 14 years at a company, and I am effectively laid off, effective Monday.

I don't think I'm going to go the Independent Contractor route. Too many headaches for too little pay.

I feel terrible for my boss. He's like family to me. I don't know how he'll pull this together without me, or even fulfill client obligations.

I guess I should worry more about me and less about the guy who just laid me off, but whatever.

Paul says ths is G-d's way of saying I should go back to school. He's got a good point.

If we can downsize a bit, UF is a great school, and cheap for residents.

Choosing a major would take a great deal of thought.

(I still don't know what to be when I grow up.)

Jooc, what do you think I'd be good at?

I'm feeling all kinds of: I'm gonna take a shower-- I'm good at that!

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ellie From: ellie Date: June 29th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Ldy, I agree with Paul. I'm sorry you were laid off, but look at it as an oppertunity to study something you want to.

I want to be a parking lot owner on Cape Cod when I grow up and a ball girl for the NY Mets so... I'm probably not the person to get advice on majors and such. :)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 29th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hee, I hope your wishes come true! :)
gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: June 29th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (permalink)
you were talking about nutrition before.. what about that?


i'm very sorry you were laid off, but i think you'll be happy being in school. school makes me happy too.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 29th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)
It's funny... I never liked school. I loved knowledge, but was so socially awkward that school was a nightmare for me.

School's really Paul's dream, not mine... but I think now that I've actually gotten a few social skills under my belt, I might actually really enjoy it.

Their Food Science & Human Nutrition major is very intriguing:
http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/programs/majors/foodscience.html#3

I saw a guest on Colbert the other night-- Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard College Prof of Psych and author of "Stumbling on Happiness." He basically said that we, as a species, seem very ill-equipped to forecast what makes us happy. I'm finding that to be true! I just might have to buy his book. Which would make him happy, I guess ;)
duhneese From: duhneese Date: June 29th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) (permalink)
that's looking at the bright side! good for you and best of luck to you honey!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 29th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thanks, sweetness! Love your icon, btw :)
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I think I might be a good writer. But you know, maybe a game designer. :)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 29th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC) (permalink)
At first, all I could see was "..8888888.. ..8888888.."

Which is obviously shorthand for ...TO DIAL!

I think you'd be great at anything you put your mind to, Ib.
happymrlocust From: happymrlocust Date: June 29th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC) (permalink)
"Paul says ths is G-d's way of saying I should go back to school. He's got a good point."

Looking at all the people who have gone and done the things they really wanted to do after being laid off, I'm inclined to believe him.

:)

Go for it, Carpe Diem! (as my physics teacher kept saying for some unfathomable reason)
beautyorbeast From: beautyorbeast Date: June 29th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)
What a horrible way to spend your day off!!

Here, you've earned a cold one!
price From: price Date: June 29th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Could be a great excuse to sit down and write a children's book.

Just sayin'. :)
ellie From: ellie Date: June 30th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC) (permalink)
Oh, what he said. The Price is usually right.
amelia From: amelia Date: July 1st, 2007 02:02 am (UTC) (permalink)
a bit late to post here, but I agree with that being a brilliant idea (andin a realm very dear to me.)

(possibly even supplemented by some good courses on children's literature)
lomer From: lomer Date: June 29th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*hugs*
nbbmom From: nbbmom Date: June 30th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC) (permalink)
Everything happens for a reason. It'll be cool when you figure out what the reason is. :) In the meantime, try not to stress and just go with the flow. You're lucky to have such a wonderful support system in Paul. Good luck sweets.
tegemea From: tegemea Date: July 1st, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC) (permalink)
do you have contact info for Dan C from the theatre? Susan's husband? a week or two ago he was looking for trainable people for some sort of IT job on campus - you could have a job and take some classes for free, that way. if you don't have a way to reach him, let me know and i'll give you the info.
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