I Know What Gold Does To Men’s Souls
Once again we interrupt this regularly scheduled food blog to talk about things other than food and cooking.
Some of you already know that last Monday I was let go from my job. The company is going through some serious restructuring and the IT department got hit the hardest. It is a small to medium size company so the number of people wasn’t enough to make the news or anything, but it did affect about 25 of us. I won’t say it didn’t suck, but it happened and I don’t really begrudge them the decision. They are running a business and I get it. I still think it was a great job while it lasted. I learned a ton and I hope that I made some connections with people that will outlive the job. Plus I didn’t have to make a lunch for nine months.
In the last week or so I have gone from a mentality of, “Huh, What am I going to do now?” to “Hmmmm…What do I want to do now?” It’s a pretty big distinction. I happen to have a skill set that is in demand and have come to realize that (within some defined parameters) I am in a position to choose my next role rather than letting it choose me. It’s a strange and interesting place to be.
Wish me luck and I’ll Keep you posted.
(And, oh yeah, Welcome to Bogart Week.)
Can you help a fellow American down on his luck?
– playing Fred C. Dobbs in Treasure of the Sierra Madre