Well, in all fairness, my employer the Corporate Behemoth is handling the mass layoff better than my former employer the Wacky Dotcom did. But the result is the same: our business group is being dissolved, effective 60 days from today.
There are likely to be opportunities to take other positions with Corporate Behemoth, and probably to follow my old boss into her new Small and Nimble Consulting Group as well. I’ve been wondering lately if this is really the career path I want, though; I mean, the pay is pretty good, and I’m good at it, but I’ve also been bored with educational publishing. I’ve been trying to decide if there are alternatives that appeal, and whether I could develop the skill sets required quickly enough to follow them, and if I’d be able to pay my share of the rent if I did. I guess now I’ll have some time to think about it.
Anybody who has an idea for Andy’s Hitherto Unrecognized Dream Career is welcomed to share it.