||[Jun. 2nd, 2009|09:35 pm]
This afternoon around 4 pm, I was laid off after 5 1/4 years of faithful service as a Ruby, Perl, and MySQL programmer at Merrill Lextranet (formerly Legal Computer Solutions, Inc.)|
Tasks for tomorrow:
- Return key and some random other stuff to the office. Say a few more goodbyes to people I didn't get to talk to between 4pm and 6pm today. (Some folks there are taking me to lunch on Friday.)
- Deposit final paycheck
- Re-read severance agreement, make sure I agree with it, sign it, and mail it back to Merrill.
- File for unemployment
- Try to relax
Thanks. Please let's stay in touch.
Wow, that sucks. I'1l keep my eyes open, but ... yeah.
Edited at 2009-06-03 02:39 am (UTC)
Edited at 2009-06-03 02:43 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that -- I hope something comes your way soon. Meanwhile, try to enjoy the summer. It's a good time to have free time.
Oh, man. Sorry to hear it.
Oh dear, I know so many people who are searching for jobs now.
I'm sorry. That's really tough.
That's awful. I wish you the best of luck. I hope they have an ok severance plan. I'm not in the area, but if I do hear of anything up there I'll let you know.
Really sorry to hear it. Once you're ready, I'll send you my company's link and you can see if anything fits.
Good luck... I just sent you an email, which I'm guessing is a personal address rather than a company one, but in case you don't get email from me, you might let me know your current address.
Hope your severance agreement isn't too stupid. Mine said I wasn't even supposed to say it EXISTED, let alone what it contained. I made them take out that line. I was also supposed to not badmouth the company, and since I'd ALREADY DONE SO in my LJ, I made them put in an exception for blogs prior to date X. It was kind of an amusing process.
i'm sorry to hear that Ron. Unfortunately my company just went through a bunch of layoffs and we are not hiring