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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-19 18:04
Subject: [personal] The week that was, damn it
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Tags:california, omaha, personal, portland, travel, work
Wow. San Francisco was so awesome, all those years ago last weekend. Since then I have endured unconscionable weather, travel hell, work weirdness, and, today, a major re-organization at work which has eliminated my job. Not my employment — I have a choice of a couple of slots — but the role I've filled for a while, much to my enjoyment, is now gone. Home to as much as 6+ inches of snow tomorrow on top of it all.

At least I'm home. Assuming the pipes don't burst, I should be okay.

Now to retire with a book.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: lauriemann
Date: 2008-12-20 02:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow. I hope everything works out for you at Employer.
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Laura Anne Gilman: dandelion break
User: suricattus
Date: 2008-12-20 02:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:dandelion break
Long, long week, yeah. I can't believe there's MORE travel in the offing!

A book and a kick-back-mellow sounds like an excellent idea.

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User: barbhendee
Date: 2008-12-20 02:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sleeping kittens
Oh, Jay, poor bear. This really has been a draining few days for you.

I suggest a HUGE cup of hot chocolate-with real whipped cream--and some sleep under warm blankets.

If you can believe this, as I write, J.C. is in my kitchen attemping to make cookies with a cookie press . . . which is why I am avoiding the kitchen and talking to you.

Okay, look at these sleeping kitties and follow suit.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-12-20 02:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmm, cookies.
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2008-12-20 02:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
hope you get a good gig at your shop.
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-12-20 03:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My condolences on the job, but congratulations on keeping the employment in this day and age.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2008-12-20 03:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What a roller-coaster. I hope your next spot is a good one. ::hug:: Stay warm, babe.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-12-20 03:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Condolences on the job. Any possible sneaky connection to the Shadowy Evil who tried to out you at work? Probably not, but still--changing roles is still a pain.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-12-20 03:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No connection at all. This was company-wide.
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Matthew S. Rotundo: Radioactive
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2008-12-20 03:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Kee-rist. Sorry to hear that, man. Hope the available options are attractive.

Glad you made it home OK, though.
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2008-12-20 03:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hang in there. Next week will be better.
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Camille Picott
User: camillemulan
Date: 2008-12-20 05:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm so, so sorry to hear about your job. Re-organizations can be so brutal.
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User: mevennen
Date: 2008-12-20 09:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gawd. Never rains but it snows....I hope things work out as well as they can.
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User: zellandyne
Date: 2008-12-20 23:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*hugs and love*

Hope all goes well.
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Misty Marshall
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2008-12-21 22:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to hear it but I am very glad you are still employed. This year has been rough for so many people I love. Hope you can find a comfortable new spot. :::big hugs and lap cuddles:::
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