"Shanshu, why haven't you been posting lately?"
Because I'm out of a fucking job, that's why! Back up off my nuts!!!
Yes, kiddies. It's true. I have been laid off from my job.
Ok, I might be making this out to be more dramatic than it really is. Truth be told, I am out of a job...but I asked for it. I was laid off. Actually, I requested to be laid off. It's called voluntary separation, and it's actually a pretty sweet deal.
See, my company (who I'm not sure for legal reasons if I can talk about...so I won't, to be safe) has been doing a lot of lay-offs for the past few years. It's been a struggle and many people have found themselves on the end of a pink slip.
To combat this, my company started a program where the employees CHOOSE whether or not they want to be laid off, and they "bribe" them to do so, in order to free up capital and decrease the worker population without people feeling like they got fired, or whatever.
The "bribe" for me is 4 months paid, standard. I get paid for the next four months, as if I was still working. I also get a bonus, and any vacation time unused for 2007 gets sent to me in form of money. I also get to keep my benefits for the next four months, along with other perks I have.
You wanna know the best part? If I find another job next week...my company will continue to pay me my severance package.
So in theory, I could have 2 paychecks for the next four months, if I find a new job soon enough.
Pretty sweet deal, like I said.
I'm not upset about it. I wasn't happy in my job, and I didn't feel like I had any meaning, and I wasn't going anywhere, and my team was awful, and blah blah blah whatever, I'm out.
I'm fucking out, yo.
I am the master of my destiny! I fear nobody! I will grab hold of fate and shake the shit out of it while shouting to the skies "I am ME!"
Or something like that.
People keep asking me what I plan to do with myself now that I don't have to work. I keep telling them, that I have an idea of what I am going to do in about 2 weeks, but for now I plan to enjoy my time off and take advantage of the lack of work. Get my chi back, you know? Slowly puke out the stress that has sat within me for months, and become ME again.
It's time to be Zen about this whole thing.
My future plans involve Playstation, golf, and Chinese buffet. I haven't thought much past that, to be honest.
I'll have free time on my hands the next few weeks. Send me sympathy to the comments. Send me lots of comments. I want 2 per, person!!
Show me the love!