Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Unwanted Heart


For those Jarheads who are also Facebook friends, this will be redundant, so my apologies. Yesterday I was informed that, after June 30, my services would no longer be required at my place of employment. Thus begins the nightmare scenario for those of us over the age of 40. As of now, I'm confident that I will land on my feet, and do so at a place that is a great improvement over current conditions. Professionally, the last 9 months of my life have been most unpleasant, and The Jar has been a welcome haven, my Sanctum Sanctorum, as Dr. Strange would say. But it is the first time in my life that I have been dismissed from a job, and I'm finding that, no matter how crummy the situation I'll be leaving, it still stings. My hope is that The Jar postings will not suffer, my good humor will remain with me, and the only fears I encounter will be on the screen or within the pages of a book. Please hang tight and stay true, Jarheads. 2010 continues to be a more interesting, dramatic year than I could have ever anticipated...

8 comments:

The Mike said...

Wishing you the best, dude! Hope this place can keep your spirits high, and that good news finds you sooner than later.

Jeff Allard said...

Sorry for the bad news, Senski. The prospect of looking for new work when you're no longer a young kid is definitely a scary one but hang tight and hopefully things will take a turn for the better soon. Good luck!

Planet of Terror said...

Keep your chin up kid. Best of luck to you Senski.

senski said...

Thank you all, gents. I'm trying to keep my spirits up, but right now, it's kinda hard. I'm in the arts, and there's a certain personal quality to the rejection that is especially hurtful.

Wings said...

Sorry to hear that, it just bites. But, keep the positive attitude! Something better is just around the corner! Right? Right!

Pax Romano said...

It does suck, and I am sorry that this happened to you - however, I think that best is yet to come. My fingers are crossed for you and I am sending positive vibes your way, my friend!

Carl (ILHM) said...

Certainly the last thing any of us want to hear Steven, but you have a built in support structure here online, so dont be afraid to use us! Sounds like a new opportunity is opening up somewhere else for you, take care and find the job that will be most fulfilling and least stressful

aunt john said...

Will you at least be able to collect (f)un-employment?