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Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Dammit. Rick was just informed that Midway is shutting down all development at the location in Milpitas. He's getting laid off. Anyone need a desktop support guy who also knows a thing or two about Legato backup systems and rendering farms? He doesn't have any sort of bachelor's degree or certifications.

I don't know anyone who has been laid off in the last couple of years who has found a job in less than 9 months. This makes me painfully nervous.

Worse than that, we are in the process of moving, and have already purchased tickets for our Europe trip. We may have to can the moving plan. I can't imagine that things will change significantly between now and Saturday morning (when we pick up the keys and pay the remainder of the deposit) that will make moving a good choice. I'd hate to move and incur all of those expenses only to have to move again because our new home location is too far from Rick's new work. I'd hate to be unable to afford the rent on the new place, and a difference of $150 suddenly becomes a lot of money when one half of the equation is living on unemployment.

Damn.

You know what I want. I want serenity in my life. I want one full year where I can just live without any massive crisis. And the foundation of that is being able to count on having a job. But that is just never going to happen. Not here. Not in this era. Not in this area.

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