Thursday, February 5, 2009

The COBRA

I think I get why they call if COBRA insurance...

Because it wants to constrict how much you can use it by because it costs so much.

I know, I should be a comedian.

I wonder if it woudl be cheaper or just more humane for companies to offer to extend your previous health insurance under your old plan. Make it like a 401k where you can just role it over to a new plan, and not go through the hassle of signing up for new doctors, new providers, and all the other junk...

I mean, can it be much harder to muck up our health system to make us think were getting a lot until we need a lot?

Ok, I'm bitching now... What do want from me, I've been home for a week with neurotic dog all day...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Which donut?

If only it were so easy... I think I'd of eaten my paperwork...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

A little Jaded

Did anyone else read the news that there were gogin to be more layoffs.

Is that such a surprise, or is it more Pollyanna to think that things are getting better?

Yikes, I'm sounded jaded, and its to early to be so jaded... SO JADED.

Maybe a little is ok.

I did hear an interesting tid bit on the local news that the California state EDD posts what employers project for upcoming layoffs. I'm not really sure why they post it, something to the effect that they need to make announcement to their employees the impending layoffs so they can have a chance to look for work, but what employer in their right CEO mind would announce to his workforce that their laying people off?

Well, if your reading this at work give the CA site a look-see if your company is in the cut waiting for the axe.

California WARN - EDD layoff notices.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

end of week 1

Well, its been a week...

I think my expectations are a little out of wack in expecting to actually hear something back from a prospective employer already. I started this as a catharsis project that ended up being more of a downer to address it head on.

Maybe that's more to the issue of avoidance I suppose.

So goes the state of unemployment.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is so true...

It really does feel like this... the idea of getting up for work, getting dressed, and then not realizing there is no more work to go to...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The pink slip...

I have to admit, I was disappointed my layoff notice wasn't pink.

I had always thought they came as the third page behind a stark white, deep goldenrod, and institutional green copy... but no pink.

I joined the astute cadre of my brothers and sisters in California who have been added to the rising legions of the slowing US economy in 2009. A late 30 something man, a working parent, with a house, a wife, 2 cars, 2 kids, a dog and a cat, and now... no job.

It didn't come as a shock, the publishing industry is on a decline, advertising sales have been on the decline, and when you mix those two elements together with the largest automotive enthusiast magazine publisher in America its not good. As the auto industry and economy go, so goes the media that reports on them.

But, this isn't about the old job, they had to make a business decision.

So, as of Monday, January 26th, 2009 I will have been officially released from my position as a Brand Development and Product Manager with the unnamed publishing company. (I have to say unnamed because of the waiver they want me to sign recieve my 5 weeks of severance.)

So, as I'm sure like many of you out there, if you should stumble on this blog, this is just my journey into the abyss of being in the state of Unenployment.

I'll take you through my states of accepting whats happened... there is a funny story behind it.