Thursday, June 12, 2008

Disregarding Signs and Portents

Today I was laid off for the first time. I've never been fired yet, and hopefully I won't ever have to find out what that's like. Things have not been great at work lately, and the company is laying off a rather large percentage of employees.

I'm not particularly worried. I'm sure I'll find a good job soon. In fact, over the last few months I had been thinking about finding a new job anyway. There are several reasons for that, mostly for new and different experiences.

But the thing that concerns me is how I've ignored all the warning signs. I've been walking in the midst of Shadows for some time now. I've known that things needed to change. The writing on the wall has been visible and even read by me for some time. But I failed to act.

Luckily I was jarred out of my inaction before finding myself at the point of no return. The timing isn't great with my wedding next week, but luckily my financial situation is stable enough to handle it. Now I just need to move forward.

If there are any of you out there who know my secret identity and are willing to lend a helping hand, I'd greatly appreciate it. If you hear of any programming job openings, or if you have some people I should show a resume to, please let me know.

Bonus points if you caught the references.