Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nothing but time

Last February, I mentioned the place I worked being acquired by another company. In November the companies merged, and yesterday, my job was "terminated."

This is the second time I've been laid off. And sadly, this is the second time I've been laid off via phone.

Fortunately though, this time I wasn't bit on the face by my foster dog several days prior with 3 stitches by my eye, so I never asked if I could just go back to my cube because I wanted my ice pack. Let me tell you, a comment like that receives a very awkward silence after explaining why you want said ice pack.

Unfortunately, unlike last time I wasn't given a 5-week separation date. And while it wasn't effective immediately (to where you're escorted out like a common criminal), I was given the day to gather my things and unsuccessfully try not to cry.

Yesterday consisted of a lot of wine, tears and Ally McBeal. Today will consist of Ally McBeal, filing for unemployment and trying to figure out a computer situation. From there it's working on the resume, hopefully doing some freelance, seeing what the fuss with Lost was about and working on tedious DIY projects I never had time for.

Projects will continue; they'll just be the cheap ones that involve paint. In other words, the plans of a new kitchen countertop/backsplash and new furniture for the man cave probably won't be happening this year. But things I didn't think I had time for this year will be. Give and take (well, mostly give).

I have so many pictures to post, but sadly, my camera was linked with my work laptop, so that is also on my list of things to get squared away. But for now, I'm just taking it one day at a time.


  1. I am so sorry about your job situation. You are a very talented young girl & will rebound from this. Keep at it & keep your head up. Karen

  2. I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully a wonderful new opportunity will present itself.

  3. Wow sorry to hear about the loss of your job, I'm sure you have plenty of DIY projects to keep you busy. When one door close another will open.

  4. Sorry to hear about your job. Hopefully an even better opportunity will come your way soon.

  5. So sorry to hear that Ashley. You are an incredible designer and I am sure you'll be snatched up by a very luck company soon. You have a very positive attitude and I know that is going to help you out a lot during this time of transition.

  6. I'm really sorry to hear that Ashley. I wish you luck in your job search, and until then, Lost really IS fantastic (but make sure you start at the beginning!). =)