There are a ton of people out there who are jobless, my mother is one of them. My friend Kasey is another. Both of whom read this blog.
So I want to say it now, I am sorry for getting a job when I already had a great job. I am. My job with Verizon Wireless was fantastic. But now with my new adventure, I find myself biting my tongue about how awesome of an opportunity it is, because people close to me are having a very hard time. Depression. Guilt. Thoughts of inadequacy. You name it, you'll have it.
So I am just very very sorry, but I am also not very sorry at all either.
I know what it is like to not have a job, and I was told a long time ago when I was working in the Radio Industry, to always be looking for your next opportunity. So that is what I am always doing. Always. Many people learn the need for a solid network about 1 pink slip too late. Make that change on your terms. It is no secret that companies are cutting back. Be looking. Be ready. On the day I resigned from Verizon Wireless, it was the same day that Verizon Communications announced layoffs on it's wireline side. Keep your eye on the business. If it looks solid, start looking. If it gets shaky, step up your efforts so you are ready.
You also need to be really honest with yourself. Are you really someone that is worth something to the company? Really? I know I know, that is very hard to self assess, but you need to start getting honest. Stop saying that your shit doesn't stink, because in the end, your shit is just as smelly. The issue is, is your shit easy covered up by oust? Are you that squeaky wheel? They say it gets the oil, and I usually say it's the oil to help you lubricate your exit.
So as I lack the words to blog as of late, it really as a result of me trying to stifle my excitement for the next part of my career because there are many of you looking and trying to even get interviewed. I feel bad for you. What do you want me to say? Hang in there? Well hang in there.
Some people say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In the words of Ron White I say, find the person who's life is giving them vodka, and have a fucking party.
In a way I am sorry. In another, I am not. I am staying in control of my destiny. I suggest you get in control of yours too.