Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

I guess I finally have something non-book to post?

After 20 years of working at the same company, I'm being laid off. They're sending my job to India. How annoyingly stereotypical.

By the end of the month, I'll be without a job.

I know finding a new job takes a long time (months and months), but I've only known for a short time and I'm already depressed as hell.

Plus side: I have savings, so I can live for a while without a problem.

Minus side: I've already applied for every technical writer job in the area (20-something open positions). What now? I mean, I know I have to follow up on them as time continues, but on average people in my position submit 10 applications to get a phone interview, need 10 phone interviews to get an in person interview, and need 10 in person interviews to get an offer. That's a hell of a lot more than 20-something applications... I'm in the heart of Silicon Valley, so I'm already in what should be a good area for this.

For a short time I was surprised that stats like that are kept, but I guess what else do out of work people have to do?

I'm willing to relocate to other areas of the country, but that increases the stress so much. Packing up and moving across country, likely quickly, into an area you don't even know?

Tags: life sucks, rl sucks, work sucks
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