Weekend stress

It’s the Weekend! Time to play!

Of course, the job situation puts unnatural stress on my weekends of late. I mean, will I still have a job Monday?
– If they do layoffs again, will they just make phone calls on Sunday evening again?
– If it happens, will I get a comparable severance package?
– And even if I do still have a job next week, when will I get paid this friggin’ week, or will we actually overlap this time? (we were two days short and overlap last pay period)

At TriLUG Thursday, someone suggested I call Hesketh. Personally, I think it’s tacky to call on your biggest local competitor before you’re unemployed. However, the day after is another story.

It wouldn’t be a big deal, except the owners of both companies socialize every so often (correct ?) The *LAST* thing I need is a call to my boss saying “Guess who just interviewed with me…”

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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4 Responses to Weekend stress

  1. badger says:

    Specifically, Heather Hesketh is one of the founders of the monthly Critical Mass (sort of Internetworkers with a higher sales&marketing quotient) and Jeffrey goes fairly often. However, it is my understanding that Hesketh isn’t hiring at this time, check their website in case I’m wrong. Should you be laid off (hope not) I’d suggest you apply there just as an application to satisify unemployment for that week. They are a batch of really nice people, and definitely have or could use people like you. Your commute would be long, though. I had a senior Java dev job opening come my way Thursday, but it’s in NYC.

  2. alchemist says:

    I can do a long commute – hell, if I end up with a job in RTP, the commute (time-wise) is probably just as long, even if the distance is shorter.

    NYC, eh? Now *THAT* is a long commute. If it allowed for work-from-here, I might be interested. But if not…not. For now.

    As a CYA, I’ve been figuring the minimum I need to make weekly if I consult, and how many hours i’d need to work to catch up on/keep up with the bills, and pay SE taxes. So that’s a backup plan if/when it happens. And Stancil and I are both of the opinion it’s a when, not an if – and I’m even more pessimistic since the latest NorTel layoff rumors ahve begun to circulate. I’ve heard it from three seperate sources now….

  3. badger says:

    I already passed the NYC opening over to a friend currently there figuring you wouldn’t be interested. I passed a Visual Basic job (local) to another guy I know, not knowing anyone else good enough for that specific project, and a systems gig with very specific requirements to another friend who that fit. I feel like a pachinko game. So when’s people passing stuff over to me, huh?

  4. alchemist says:

    Hey, I’ll pass ti when I see it. Unfortunately, I’ve not seen it :(

    Now, should I start freelancing, I may run into stuff then….

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