What a lonnnnnnnnng break it’s been huh? I don’t want to get into specifics about my situation, it’s a well beaten horse, but I am stable and in a safe place and can continue to work towards another software job.
It’s a brutal market for us techies. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this, even 2001 seemed less terrible than the past three quarters. It is infuriating, not just because I was laid off, but it seems that everyone is, was, and it is hard for tech workers to get back into the field.
Also, it isn’t just the slackers being given a pink slip; tenured engineers with awards are being shoved out the door of Google and Microsoft at will and opening up LinkedIn is an exercise in not wanting to jump off a bridge.
Really, that’s all there is to it.
And may the odds be ever in your favor.