Mar. 27th, 2015

jim_p: (octavian)
So my day job let me go today. Actually, they let just about everyone go. Their funding fell through and they were out of runway, so they let go of all but a skeleton crew whose job it is to bundle the technology for sale.

So now I'm at a crossroads: do I look for another day job, or do I double down on the framing business? Right now the frame shop is not-quite breaking even; in good months it makes a little money, in bad months it costs me money. That's why I *had* a day job in the first place.

At the same time, not having a day job will free me up to devote 100% of my energies to the business… if I can figure out how to do a few things better, we might just have a chance. I'd really rather make the frame shop successful than go back to work.

On the gripping hand, my day job let me go VERY suddenly and with no severance. Just a final paycheck, and another one for accrued vacation time. I don't have much to fall back on while I head down my own runway in my own business…

So I'm keeping my feelers out there for employment. My background is in Unix and Linux internals, though quite frankly I'm sufficiently long in the tooth and out of the loop that I'm not sure that represents my core competency anymore. These days the best things I bring to the table are years of industry experience and a bit of business sense from running my own shop (not to mention some late-blooming people skills). I might be interested in a more managerial position if anyone would be willing to take a flyer on me…

If anyone knows of anything, let me know.

In the meantime if you'd been thinking of getting something framed now would, uh, be a REALLY good time to do so!

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