Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Little One Year Vacation...of sorts

What a strange and wacky year its been.

A year and a little under two weeks ago, I got fired from my job at Wyeth, and to say I wasn't handling it well would be an understatement.

Though I figured it was a good thing at the time. A little time off from everything, a brain break if you will. I figured with my academic credentials and job experience, I'd be able to land a job by my birthday, and all would be right with the world.

Then month by month slowly went by. Slowly. Exceedingly slow. And the months just seemed to drag on and one, and the economy seemed to be getting worse are worse and the job market shrinking faster than a tiny dick in the Arctic Ocean. (How's that imagery for ya?)

And as time went on, I got more and more frustrated and despondent, as this blog can pretty much attest to. And it seems like as soon as something started to look like it was going my way, it was dashed away thus dragging me lower into my rut.

But it looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Right when my unemployment ran out, I got a new job at IBM up in Fishkill.

Slight problems with it though.

It's not in my field.
It's a lot less money, nothing to sneeze at, but a lot less.
I basically have to live with my folks for the whole week away from all my friends.
And I'm not really that enthused about it.

....but it's a job, and it's a start.

And for right now, I guess that's good enough.

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