I was officially thrown off of the damned rollercoaser this morning. Last day of the 3 day layoff process and I was the first one called in and 'given notice' this morning. That really, really sucked. Seems like the universe decided that 2.5 years of a relatively calm and peaceful life was more than enough and time to shake things up again. All things in perspective it could have been worse... I was given 60 days notice with the option of taking paid administrative leave and 3 months severence pay which is good, and at least I'm not there cleaning up the mess created by laying off the wrong people. While driving home from being told I'm no longer needed I get a call from an internal customer that the systems I created and supported are down and they need them up immediately. Well, I told him, If I was still employeed number one this wouldn't have happened and number two if it had I could have it up within the hour and sorry to hear you were told it might not be up until Monday at the earliest but there's nothing I can do. On top of that my boss had the nerve to call me asking for my password so if they were able to reinstate my account they could log in with it and try to fix the problem. Yeah, like I'm going to do that and open myself to accusations of malicious intent or even lawsuit if something went wrong. Don't think so.
Well as they say where one door closes another one opens... now to be sure to go through the right door. Needless to say I will be doing a lot of soul searching on my next move to make sure it is the right one and not force something just because. Speaking of open doors; I've decided that during this time I really need to simplify things and will be closing my online shop The Knitting Hutch and am liquidating all inventory for 25% off so take a look. Be sure to check back as I will be adding new products that I don't have up in the shop yet.