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In other news...

I seem to be actively and energetically pursuing personal goals and exploring a variety of career options right now. *le sigh* Going to the office in a bit to take down all the hyenas and say one last round of goodbyes, if I still have a me-mail address there.

Really, they cut 1/3 of my department. The only reason I can't say they decimated my department is because technically, the black plague didn't decimate Europe--"deci" implies it stopped at one in 10.

Oh, well, options are fun too :) Maybe I can land one of the 3-4 jobs a month that pops up near Whines's workplace, that'd be fun.

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d_deviant
Dec. 5th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Good luck in your career search Spotty!
Lord knows lots of people need jobs right now, and sorry to hear you got laid off.
eris_star
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
:(
That sucks.
Yes, I had a long discussion with someone once about the difference between devastate and decimate.
spottylogic
Dec. 10th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Even in adversity, one must maintain strict standards of grammar and usage. If one does not model a good behavior under duress, one is not a good model.
lhexa
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I think the usage argument is going to come up many times in our friendship. That is, "If a certain use of a word or expression is prevalent, it is correct, regardless of etymology or syntax."
spottylogic
Dec. 23rd, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Well, no, not precisely true. Well, entirely true that it'll come up several times...but there's English, and there's Standard English. One can argue usage, if one is not staining one's fingers with gutter parlance.
jenna_thorn
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear it.

Being able to share a commute would be nice, though. My fingers are crossed for you.
aronal
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Hugs. I know that's kinda lame, but still...HUGS.
lhexa
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
kt_kat
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Shitty shit shit. Well, have a hug. :( And good luck!
chrisloy
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
So, for the first time since you started working there you get a break, and they let you go shortly thereafter....
Color me unimpressed with the management.

Well, the good news is unemployment is there for now and you are very talented at many things so you should find something relatively quickly.

*big hugs*
herefox
Dec. 5th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I'm currently doing the "please outline your current responsibilties" thing so I fear I'm headed in the same direction. :-/
mielikki
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, maaaan.... here's to hoping you land back on your paws in no time. *hugs*
spottylogic
Dec. 10th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
I think I'll be good :) I'm in a position where I can afford to do something fun-but-low-pay for a while, not a bad place to be, and I'm payed thru Feb, so it's possible I'll have a month of double-pay if things go well :)
lord_veralix
Dec. 5th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh Spotty, you'll always kick ass, even if it's the kind and gentle ass kicking.

skullfaced
Dec. 6th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
*hugs* That really stinks.

I really hope your job search goes better than mine... 0_o
spottylogic
Dec. 10th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Thanks...I'm thankful that I'm in a pretty big and fairly creative town, I'd be nervous if I was unemployed in College Station!
unclehyena
Dec. 6th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Condolences and best wishes going forward.

Gods, that's lame. Sincere, though.

Uncle Hyena
spottylogic
Dec. 10th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Lame's okay, too :) Thanks - there's really not a lot to say unless you happen to know someone who knows someone :)
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