Re: laid off

Subject: Re: laid off
From: Bill Swallow <bill_swallow -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 11:13:48 -0800 (PST)

> This time I was given four weeks of severance pay. I
> am also allowed to come back into the building for
> the
> next month to use my computer and voice mail to look
> for jobs.

Wow! Good deal! I got 2 weeks' severance and 1/2 an
hour to grab my stuff and get out. My network
connection was locked out and an armed guard
(rent-a-cop with a gun, nice) kindly escorted me out.
This was the 2nd layoff I went through, the first
exactly 9 months before to the day. The 1st layoff was
handled a bit better, but still sucked. ;)

> I have sent my resume to two agencies, and applied
> online for several jobs already.

Sounds like you're off to a good start.

> Anybody else out there like me? Anyone with advice
> to share?

Never underestimate the power of short-term contracts.
They've been serving me well. Not only does
contracting keep my bank account in the black, but
it's kept my skills sharp and has exposed me to some
new environments and tasks.

I'm still job hunting (Albany NY and all of MA, if
anyone's interested), but contracting has allowed me
the opportunity to be a bit more picky in my search.

If you want to chat off-list more, you have my email

Good luck!

Bill Swallow
Information Design & Development Professional
bill_swallow -at- yahoo -dot- com -
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