“I have been employed for more years than not, since I’ve been on this earth.”
This is a sentence that sounds weird to say out loud, however true it may be. I found my first job as a grocery bagger at Kroger when I was 15 years old, and ever since then I’ve never not had a job. That is, up until last Thursday.
I was working remotely from home as a software developer for a company, which shall remain nameless, and I got back from walking my dog. I got a call from my boss, to which I was very eager to receive. The company had encountered several hardships recently, thus forcing me to go several paychecks without getting paid on time. Even as I write this, I still have yet to receive my May 1st paycheck…
Anyways, my (now ex) boss was not calling to deliver good news of payday being on the horizon, like I had hoped. No. He was calling to let me know that the company could no longer afford to have me on the payroll, so they had to let me go. I suppose that this was one of those “nut up or shut up” moments, because I didn’t waste any time crying about my unfortunate situation. I felt any time that I spent bitching and complaining about how unfair life was/is, or that I have terrible luck, would just be time wasted.
So needless to say, this last week has been…interesting. Only 7 days, and I already have several prospects, a few leads, and one set-in-stone interview. *Crosses fingers* let’s go make something out of nothing!