You may notice that this is being posted in the middle of a workday. Well…yes. The layoff was hardly unexpected –we’ve been discussing it for months –and a layoff doesn’t mean the same thing in the high tech startup sector as it does to,say,a steelworker.
Layoffs are simply par for the course in High Tech Startup Land. A sort of after-party,if you will. This is the third layoff I’ve been through in the last seven years,and I’m pretty sure it won’t be my last.
I did receive a generous severance package,the break-up was as amicable as one could hope,and I wish them the best. I have several possibilities in the pipeline already,but of course,if you know of any openings for a technical writer with a background in Unix/Linux system administration,drop me a line!
In the mean time,I suddenly find myself with considerably more knitting time than usual,at least in the short term. (And after all,this is why we stash yarn,amirite?)
And it does mean I’ll be able to spend more time with Kimble,The Amazing Self-Hugging Cat.
[NOTE] Flickr will apparently be down for two hours tonight,starting at 8PM Pacific Time. Images will not be visible during this time.