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Unemployment Dilemma

For those of you who haven't heard - I was laid off on Thursday. Not unexpected, but still not fun. So, I got a nice version of the home game, some lovely parting gifts, and today was my first day at home.

I went out to breakfast with another friend who was laid off last Thursday. I flaked on lunch with insertparagraph, I have IMed and emailed various people.

I also opened the fridge to get some lunch and was nearly knocked down by the smell. It smells like a Mommy Cthulhu dragged a rotting corpse into my crisper drawer, whelped, and is now nursing her young in a nest of foetid intestines and rotting lettuce leaves.

So....there's this thing going on in my fridge. But there's also this need for me to address some job-search issues. Yes, my resume has been updated and I've spammed it out to a couple of other people, but I have a few other things, like getting letters of recommendation from my bosses and going and getting some business cards of a few other people.

Now, I'm about as much of a procrastinator as the next competent person, which is to say that I'd just as soon take care of it (whatever "it" is) now. That is, unless "it" is really distasteful and there is another alternative task. So...I'm seesawing between job seeking stuff and cleaning the damn fridge (although, let's face it, right this second I'm on my ass typing this time-wasting poll).

Wanna help me with this crucial decision?

Poll #567567 Unemployment Dilemma

Which thing should I do first?

Clean out the fridge and then sit down to the job search flush with the satisfaction of having one victory under your belt
Don't let a little thing like the generation of a new life form in your crisper deter your from your job search.
Now's your chance to catch up on LJ by posting the minutiae of your every waking second because we're all fascinated.
Now's the time to shoot for your one millionth Chuzzle trophy!


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 9th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't know. I am sorry.

In the next few months, we may need an additional tech writer or two. Send me your resume.
Sep. 9th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
Shoot me an email (junglemonkee at gmail dot com) so that I'm sure I have your most current email addy.

And thanks. I'm so grateful that financially, we can afford for me to take the time to find a new job. And I know there are zillions of people worse off than me so I can hardly feel sorry for myself, but it feels good to have the good wishes and help of my friends.
Sep. 9th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't know, either. Shows how in the loop I am.

I am so, so sorry.
Sep. 9th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
I suspected for a long time and knew for sure Tuesday, but didn't want to say anything.
Sep. 9th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
that sucks! i'm sorry to hear it...
Sep. 9th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Damn. That sucks! I mean the owner was a pill to work for, from what I could gather of him, but still. Good luck on the job search.
Sep. 10th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Ah, new beginnings, doncha just love em!
Sep. 10th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh, no! I had no idea. I'm so sorry. That sucks. Big time.

And yick. I hope you cleaned out that fridge!
Sep. 10th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
I had no idea! That sucks, big time. I hope you find something soon.

(and sorry about the anonymous post. stupid &^%$# automatic log-in not working, apparently)
Sep. 10th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
I am honestly sorry you're having to go through this crap and am hoping you'll get something pronto.

On the other hand.. dude, your fridge is freakin' me out and I'm not even there.
Sep. 10th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
More time for PODCASTING!!! :P
Sep. 10th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear! Maybe you should start writing? you have a real knack for it..who knows...:)
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