I’ve been working hard trying to get re-employed. Layoff is never fun, but it does offer an opportunity to consider the possibilities. My mantra is “i will keep applying to jobs until i find the job i want”. So far i’m at about 28 applications. I’ve got 4 active leads or call backs so far. I don’t know if i can...
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dansiego3:
@bel_automne i’m a big fan of canada!  But my wife is from mexico.  She knows nothing of snow!  We may have to move to virginia beach in the states.  We’ll see, i’m up to 30 applications or so.  About four call backs so far but two eliminated me.  One lead i have been working with recruiters only about 6 weeks.  I finally have a webex tomorrow with the leadership so they can get to know me.  I just bought this house a year ago and i’d hate to sell it.  But baby has to eat!
bel_automne:
Loll, 2 years ago, my neigbors come from Mexico. I have many friends come from Africa, Colombia... 🤣

Hope you all have a nice holiday! Even if it’s a states only thing. My family and a friend will dine on oven baked fried chicken! No turkey this year!!! I can’t wait for booze football and pleasant company!

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dansiego3:
Thanks @bookcouple hope yours was good too.  We had oven baked fried chicken with mashed potatoes and stuffing and asparagus.  I ate leftovers three times so far!
bookcouple:
That sounds so good... my grand mom cooked so ours was delicious

We had an amazing ceremony for my friend at niagra falls on the canada side. Rest in peace my friend, i’m sorry i did not get to see you before you left us.


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dansiego3:
Wow @bel_automne i’m sorry to hear about your friend.  That’s hard.  I’ve lost about 3 peers now overall, it just gets worse from now on age wise.  Getting old doesn’t seem so appealing to me, but we all want that full life.  I’d be ok to checkout i think, i’ve lived a full one.  But i’d like to see my boy grow up before i do.  I hope for that.  We just never know what’s gonna happen.
bel_automne:
I agree! I live with this philosophy too.

Rip chris cornell. I did my best although the instructor’s work is all over this one.

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dansiego3:
I mean really.  You’re depressed?  You write dark songs?  You scream them passionately to the world?  And you still end up taking your own life?  Not fair.  He was asking for help all the time.  We just were not listening closely enough.
dansiego3:
This is my fav lately https://youtu.be/IuUDRU9-HRk

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.