Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: The Unemployment Diaries Day 1

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Unemployment Diaries Day 1


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Yesterday, I was "let go" my by company. Partly due to the economy and partly due to it being a poor fit, and entirely mutual. I had about 10 days to prepare for the end, I was notified that the company in general, and my department in specific, was not making our financial goal. I could see that it was inevitable but it is never easy to face. Being it was the end of the Q3, I knew heads would roll on the 30th or the 1st of the month, Monday was the 29th - that day was tough, the anticipation was killing me. By Tuesday, I grew tired of waiting for the shoe to drop and by Wednesday I welcomed the release.


I worked really hard for the last 10 days hoping that something would turn around, I made some significant improvements, however, I think my efforts were futile. Yesterday, it became apparent that the decision was made 10 days earlier when I was first told of my possible release.



This is a daily account of what Unemployment is like...hopefully, I can keep it up.

Thursday, October 2nd




  • 6 a.m. I woke up and turned on Howard Stern

  • 7 a.m. Got out of bed and readied myself for my run (then I went on the run)

  • 8 a.m. Showered, searched for jobs on the internet, phoned a specialized management recruitment firm in the South West

  • 9 a.m. Called RCN and disconnected my home phone, which has not been used in well over three months, also found out that my "bundle" service was costing me about $4 more than if I simply didn't have the "bundle." I was able to upgrade my internet service and still benefit from a savings.

  • 10 a.m. Emailed a few people alerting them to my current situation and met Mark for coffee at his Design Studio http://www.studioneast.com/portal/

  • Between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM Attempted to file for unemployment, text messaged some folks, ate lunch with high school kids at Jimmy Johns

  • 1:00 p.m. Totally bored

  • 3:20 p.m. Seriously considered day drinking

  • 3:21 p.m. Talked on the phone using my diminishing Whenever Minutes so I resorted to ONLY speaking those in my Fave Five

  • 3:34 p.m. Read a funny article on Sarah Palin to ready myself for the debate tonight and posted it to my facebook page

  • 3:35 p.m. Drew blue eyeliner on my driver's license photo

  • 3:36 p.m. In an effort to refrain from the previously mentioned notion of "Day Drinkng," substituted Vodka for strong coffee, brewed a pot and drank the whole thing

  • 4:00 p.m. Had a short back & forth with Traci via IM over the reasons why I don't care to have pictures of her dogs sent to me - at all....ever....even if it is under the guise of humor


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1 comment :

holidayb1 said...

The 4 pictures I have sent you in the past 2.5 years are better than receiving an album every other week of someones children visiting the zoo! the park! yay! timmy wore his new red hoodie and shat in the toilet like a big boy!