My employment of 12 years unexpectedly ended yesterday. My company had been experiencing financial hardships for the last two years and laid off nearly 1,000 people in this time. Regrettably, yesterday I became one of them.
I've worked in some capacity since I was 13, to include through all levels of education. I work, because that is what I know how to do and what I'm good at. I simply cannot sit idle. I've found that people can be generally lumped into two categories - workers and non-workers. I'm a worker. Whatever task at hand, I work, and this ethic has served me well.
As I laid awake last night pondering my options, it was a reality only this morning that I had no place to go - no "work". My family is a one-income household with my wife doing her best to raise our 3 and 5 year old sons to be respectable and brilliant contributors to the world. This is a philosophy which is necessary for us right now. Unfortunately it also means that the lack of our only income is devastating.
It is very unlikely that I will find a job locally which means I am now on a course to relocate and start something new. My hope is to use all the resources I can, to include the anonimity of the internet and the blogger sphere, to look for potential "work" where ever that may be. My personal interests are in all things backpacking and outdoors. If you are a vendor and would like to expand in Virginia or elsewhere, please let me know. If you have more conventional work, again, I welcome the challenge.
Thanks for reading.