Lay offs give you a real unique opportunity to re-envision yourself. After 16 years in commercial biotech, it is hard for me to explain my value. But occassionally i come up with gems like this:

“Breadth of experience from hunting technical opportunities, evaluating them, developing them into product, tech transferring product, manufacturing and qc of product, and pre and post sales marketing of product. Entire...
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Ok. Breath. My job got eliminated about 10 days ago. I don’t have alot of time to find a new one. At my salary it usually takes about a year to hop jobs. I will have to do the best i can as quickly as i can.

It is nice when this happens actually. Change is never bad. I tend to brainstorm and dream...
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felicity:
Good luck, my friend 🍀 I hope you don't need to move!
dansiego3:
Thank you sweety @felicity.  We owe each other some hugs.  One for your stress, one for your the death of your friend, one for the death of my friend and one for my job.  Four virtual hugs should take care of it!❤️

Spent the weekend at this beautiful place! Rocky mountain high!


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felicity:
I would love!!
dansiego3:
I get to go back already @felicity.  Not this spot, somewhere better.  Boulder colorado at the end of the month.  Poor mireya, max titi and bambina.  I’m traveling like crazy now.

I’ve been on a wild ride lately. Highs lows and in between. Turning 50, watching my first nephew get married, grieving the loss of some friends from premature death. My poor boy is struggling with social anxiety again. All three of us in therapy individually now. I realize now a big problem i’ve had, that i share with max. I took a new...
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dansiego3:
@thaecos @felicity thanks ladies.  @thaecos there is definitely a problem between my boss and myself.  But he’s done nothing but disrespect me and fail to support me all 20 mos i’ve been there.  He made up an interesting story to put me in a very weak position.  It is hard not to take it personally, meaning every boss i’ve ever had liked and supported me at least a little in my role.  This guy is just so insecure and afraid for his own position, i am dangerous to him and he is always in defensive communication mode.  I’ve been tolerating the behavior for too long.  I can keep doing what i’m doing and just report to someone else.  The president, who also feels threatened by my presence?  He might be open to this idea.  Him and i meet next week.  So i can start looking for a new job.  It will take time to figure out what i might want to do next.  I still love this company, and i make excuses for the leaders all the time.  All people have both strengths and weaknesses.  They just don’t want help from me to correct their business problems.  But we are actually aligned for the very first time on one point.  They do want me doing what i’m doing.  They just don’t want to give me credit for my achievements.
dansiego3:
I just decided i’d rather be happy than right.  No one is right all the time.

My heart is full again. My nephew spencer is getting married today! The first of his generation. 10 kids in this family, nephews nieces and my son. My son is the youngest and the oldest is about 30 now. My son needs these people so bad. I’m so happy for all these kids. Today we have a ceremony on the north shore of chicago
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felicity:
Great news!! Enjoy this time with Max!
dansiego3:
Thank you @felicity.  I put up some pics check out the bride and max and i!
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thaecos:
Hey my friend. Happy birthday, a little late, I hope you enjoyed your day.😍💞
dansiego3:
Thanks @thaecos the day of was nothing special other than tons of love from friends on facebook.  But i got to see some old friends in chicago and they helped me celebrate!  And mireya and i will have a party here too for the locals in a few weeks.  50 is not so bad except for losing people around you more frequently.  If only we could all age gracefully!  The ride is worth it!

My poor friend is so sick. He was diagnosed with multi organ cancer last month. His wife is one of my best friends. They have a girl and a boy, high school and college age. There has been no time to fight. We are going to have to say goodbye soon. I hope that he can make it to a celebration of life event in...
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dansiego3:
But i guess it’s the way things have become more than any reason to feel such guilt.  I had family members die and i was a little selfish maybe.  There’s some real guilt to get over.  I’ve been forgiven i’m sure.  Those two ladies were influential in my life.  Real role models for me.  Survivors.  All of em on my moms side.
dansiego3:
He died yesterday.  I’m so sad, i can’t believe it.

Friends death day has passed this year. Shout out to my parents who died on 9/14/1990 and 9/14/1995. A long time ago. As i get older, i’ve lived more life without them than with. Friends and family are becoming sick and infirm around me. But these two people gave me everything i needed to love life by the time i...
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dansiego3:
Thanks @dariianity.  I hope so. I don’t know how long it will take or if i’ll get myself fired before i do.  Old people don’t find jobs as easily as young people do.  We are expensive.  I’m not looking forward to work tomorrow.  And with a wife and kid that depend on me?  I do not feel like a very successful provider right now.  Not normal for me not to be motivated.  I’m usually more positive.  I turn 50 in 3 days.  And i have no plans.  We’ll just pass this one by i guess.  I’ll have fun later when i don’t feel like absolute shit.
dansiego3:
Alright i feel better.  It’s over.  Now to my 50th birthday and a wedding....

13 years ago titi delivered this chubby doggy. She is blind and has cushing’s disease, but still very happy and loves her food treats and bones!


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melusine2908:
Happy late birthday to the cutest!!!!
thaecos:
😍🤗💞