We are in a bit of an in-between state. With the exception of my wine and winter wheels/tires, we no longer live in or have belongings in Connecticut. Our cat is living in our new apartment in California. She is joined by the possessions that rode with us on the jet west and an assortment of crap from Lowe’s and Target. We visit her daily but are living out of a hotel for two weeks, with one week to go. Then our cars and household goods show up. We hope. Work starts tomorrow, my first first day of work in a decade.
The company started innocently enough. Its reputation of hiring a diverse
workforce was well-known. Also well-known was its habit of hiring only the best
talent from the best schools. It experienced early success in its industry and
revolutionized the product space in the first 10 years of its existence.
Aside from my uncle’s landscaping business, quitting a job has never been an
easy thing. Internships in high school and college come with end dates by
definition. I left colleagues and friends, but there was no decision to be
Survived another orbit around our star. As is my tradition, I now will look back on the year 2014. It was another weird one, but perhaps the correct observation is that they’re all going to be weird ones from here on out. May revise this as I remember things I’ve forgotten. May not. In no particular order, here goes nothing:
About seven years ago, I went on a
cruise. One day, we
received notice that our balcony railing would be refinished that day while we
were ashore. The railing was in pretty good shape. I was irritated. From my
vantage point, it could have waited until the next time the boat was in for
routine maintenance or our stateroom was not booked.