"So do you think with all these IBM layoff rumors, I am safe if my manager just went on vacation?"
...So I ask my buddy the other day. "Yup, unless he gets laid off too." I can always count on him for a certain amount of clarity.
Turns out there is another possibility - let's just say it involves a new-fangled device that appears to be all the rage with the kiddos: the telephone.
So, it appears I get the distinct opportunity to jump start my career with an earlier than expected move. Oddly enough, and didn't see this coming, but, I am really excited about it. No kidding.
Honestly, change has never phased me, so that wasn't a surprise but it was the realization that for the first time in my entire career, I could be completely open about my intentions, to search in complete daylight with no sneaking around.
Go ahead, tell your boss, tell your buddies, what do I care, tell you folks, tell your dog. Sing it from the mountain tops - I want another job!
Seriously, as much as there is a certain anxiety about having a time frame lumped on the process, there is a significant freedom and relief of what is lifted off my shoulders.
I have done some really interesting things; I know a lot; I've done a lot; and doggone-it, people like me. I wonder what the general feeling is from my fellow laid-offers compatriots.
I am really excited about what lies ahead and truly pumped about getting a move on. So it behooves me to mention that I am, of course, listed on Dice and Monster - likely more soon. And check out my Linked In profile for history and what my peers have said about me in their recommendations of me... If you're working on something interesting, drop me a note and I'll send you my official resume.
I just wish Obama pegged me for Veep as I was pulling for - I was *totally* open on day one... Alas.