Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Bummer Post

Just last weekend I said “when one door opens another door closes.” I got the traditional saying backwards making it strangely pessimistic and prophetic.

I was notified that I’ll be laid off at the end of the month. Or downsized. Or something. On the plus side, I’ll have more time with my kids. I’ll be able to see their first steps in the comfort of our new cardboard box.

Well, not new. I’ll be leasing.


I cope with levity. I’m not kidding about the termination, but I am about my hobo future. Everything will work out and change, although scary, is typically for the best.

I want to take this time to be thankful for what I have. I’m not giving thanks to God. There is no God. I give the glory, in part, to me. I’ve earned what I have--everything from material goods to the enriching relationships with fellow humans. What I haven’t earned, is simply luck of the draw. Whether I helped “earn” my way out of my current position or it is just bad luck, as my boss implied, I’m don’t know. Some things happen for a reason. Bad economy, changes in business models, and computer automation are all reasons for my company’s continuous downsizing. Some things are just random.

Be thankful for what you have, take pride in what you’ve earned, and take comfort in the fact that, sometimes, shit happens.

By the way, this is why there is now an ad in the sidebar. I gotta monetize this shit.
If you want to help, buy stuff through my Amazon affiliate link. Thanks or screw you in advance.


  1. Sorry to hear about your job Grundy, I'm glad you are able to see the good in a bad situation though. I'm glad you will be able to spend more time with your kids.

    Good luck on the job hunt, in the meantime I'll make sure to click through your amazon link :)

  2. Best of luck with everything, mate. Hope the job hunt goes well.

  3. Sorry to hear about your being laid-off...that really stinks. It will be nice to get to spend some extra time with your family though. What monetize program did you go with?

    1. Google's Adsense, but I might change. Half the ads are directed towards a Christian audience--who I'm not really drawing. :-)

  4. I'm sorry to hear about the layoff. Unemployment is a stressful thing for anyone to go through, and I hope you find a new job soon.