One week has passed since Fisher Communications laid me off.
I’ve gotten lots of support from friends, and other Fisher layoffees. And I’ve given support in return. Lots of reconnections in the last week — lots of phone calls, coffees, drinks, lunch appointments, blog comments, and e-mails. Wow, it’s a party.
That sounds a bit more intense than I intend. My head is actually in a good place. After you’ve been around the block a few times, you understand the truth of the old saw, “The corporation is a soulless beast.” Firms do differ in their treatment of employees, but the fundamentals remain.
My biggest concern on my last day was whether I could copy my iTunes library off my laptop. (I did.) I had some nice classical stuff from eMusic.
My plan of chilling this week, and commencing the new job search next week, is still in place.