It’s been hellish at work the past couple of weeks. Not only has our group been putting in frighteningly long work weeks (actually, we’ve been doing that for the past couple of months…), but our company has been going through an ugly round of layoffs. First we were told that those affected would be notified last week, but due to some unknown [to the rank-and-file] set of circumstances, the decisions for our group got put off until this week.

But I’m happy to say that I survived. Yes, it’s damn selfish of me to proclaim this in light of all the good people that didn’t survive, but frankly, I feel I’m completely justified in being selfish at this juncture. Face it—in my industry (technology), looking for work is not an attractive proposition.

Of course, there’s nothing to say that I/we won’t have to go through this all over again at the end of the next quarter if things don’t improve, but I’ll just worry about it then (if needed), thankyouverymuch.