Today's post is a bit more personal than most, if you'll bear with me.
This past Thursday, November 6, turned out to be a much more unusual day than I expected. It started out like any other, DBF and I walking to work together. About two hours after we got in, DBF called me to tell me had been laid off. And within the hour, I met with my team lead and an HR rep to find out I also would be let go. So DBF and I packed up our desks, gave some hugs goodbye to our coworkers, and went home jobless - along with 70 other people from our company.
Unfortunately, an economy in bad shape means that the architecture industry takes a bad hit. No one wants to build when money is tight. We were fortunate that we were both provided with a decent severance package, and had set aside some money for a downpayment on a house. The reason we were let go was purely economic, not performance-related. But it still hurts, and we're still quite upset about it. We didn't have any notice, so we had no idea what we were in for on Thursday morning.
I am not sad to see the end of this week. Keep your fingers crossed for us that we both find decent jobs quickly.
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