Thursday, July 19, 2012
I just finished creating a resume explicitly for training. I've applied to the job at ViaSat. I don't know if I'll have a shot at it or not. My salary expectations may be a bit high for a traininer... but I don't know what they have in mind. I also don't have the IP/networking experience they'd like. But I've got everything else. So we'll see if I get a call or not.
I'm realizing I'm a lot happier than I've been in the recent past. I wonder if my chief engineer and program manager have noticed. In the beginning, after I was told, I saw them kind of eyeing me to see how I'd taken it (the other two people on our program were pissed!) and at this point I think they've relaxed and we've gone back to joking around and dealing with work. I'll probably wind up thanking my PM once my new job is lined up...
I didn't wind up running last night. I slept instead. After dinner I was sitting at the kitchen table and I was just exhausted. I hadn't gotten more than 5 hours sleep the last couple nights. So Steve took over Beth and I went upstairs. Beth did come into the room and woke me up as I started to doze off, but it wasn't too much longer before I got to sleep. I think I slept from about 7:00pm to 5:45am! That's unheard of for me!
So as soon as I finish this post I'm going to go run. Ha! The other benefit to knowing I'm being laid off is not worrying about being here all the time in case a crisis crops up - or worrying about appearances.
Running during the day will also free up my evening to pack for Beth and me. We're flying up to San Francisco to hook up with my Dad and David. David has been at my Dad's girlfriend's cabin for a little over a week. [For simplicity's sake for the rest of this blog, I'm going to officially name my Dad's Girlfriend - her name is Anne] And my Dad wants me to hook up his blueray player to the internet so he can stream movies. So Beth is going with me and we're going to have a nice weekend.
My poor father has no idea that I'm being laid off yet. The announcement that there would be layoffs happened last Wednesday, the day I put David on an airplane with Anne. The next day is when they announced who. But Anne's cabin doesn't have electricity or cell phone reception. So while I left a message on his cell, there was no opportunity for him to get it.
But he returns to civilization today. So I suspect we'll have a long conversation on my commute back (if David is able to not bug him long enough to have it).
Beth and I fly out tomorrow morning. I may post this weekend, I may not. But I'll be back on Monday. Still avoiding the candy...!