Saturday, July 04, 2009

Pink slip is the new black

Wednesday morning I was called into an office and handed my walking papers. Yup, I'm the latest victim of the economy. I'm surprised for various reasons, but I won't go into them here.

I was able to pull Em out of daycare without penalty. And my daycare gal was super sweet, telling me I could come back whenever I'm ready. Sadly, though, as the daycare was near my office instead of our house, it's unlikely that I'll be able to use her again unless I happen to find a gig in that part of town.

While I'm not sure what my next steps will be, I have a lot of interesting irons in the fire. I haven't touched my resume in more than three years, and I have a lot of great skills to add to it. I'm optimistic, as always, and am looking forward to spending more time with Em. She's the best silver lining anyone could ask for. Thanks again to all of you whom have already expressed your support via Twitter, Facebook, email, phone and in-person. I'm hopeful that when I figure out what I'd like to do next, and how I'm going to get there, it'll all work out. It always does.

In other news, take a look at my blog makeover -- long, long, long overdue. Brent designed my new header. We may still tweak it a bit as I'm convinced that the font is more purple than the pink I was hoping for, but overall I really like it. You'll also notice the BlogHer ads in my right column. After five years of blogging, I'm finally giving into The Man -- or in this case, The Woman.

I hope you all have a fabulous 4th of July. We'll be celebrating with our little firecracker.
Happy 4th!

"And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston staper, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire... " - Milton, Office Space

26 comments:

  1. I think it's so cool how positive you are about this situation. the economy sucks. I'm happy that you get to spend more time with Em, though. She's just adorable.

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  2. Wow, Nanette. I'm so sorry you were laid off. Good luck to you in your job search, and in the meantime, have tons of fun with Em! (She looks adorable, btw.)

    The blog makeover looks great. There's a certain someone you should add back to your peeps column, know what I'm sayin? ;) Maybe someday I'll actually spruce up my own blog.

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  3. sorry to hear about the job. but, like you said, Em is the silver lining.

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  4. Aw. Sorry Nanette. Em will be glad to spend more time with you. Career wise, as soon as this economy picks up, you will be busy than ever.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your job. What a bummer!! I'm sure you'll be back on your feet in no time. Like you said, you'll get to enjoy lots of time with Em, so it may be a blessing in disguise. Summer break, maybe? :)

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  6. I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you get something great really soon. Stuff happens for a reason though and maybe this is just your chance to do something even better than before. Enjoy your time with the baby!

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  7. I'm excited for two reasons: The time you'll get to spend with Em while you're looking for a new gig... And finding out what your next work adventure will be. Cheers to new frontiers! Rooting for you to find something wonderful.

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  8. Love the new header. I wish you all the best, I am confident something great will come out of this!

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  9. So sorry to hear about your job. Like you said, I'm sure things will work out. I'm a true believer that things always happen for a reason so I'm sure something bigger and better will come along. In the meantime, enjoy the extra time with Em. Keep us posted on the job search. I will be thinking good thoughts for you. :)

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  10. I'm so sorry about the job stuff. Especially if it seems you were not expecting that news. But I ditto all the other commenters; things always happen for a reason and it seems like you have a great attitude about it. Just stay open to whatever opportunity comes your way. Big hugs, much love, you've got a good head on your shoulders. And how about scheduling a playdate one day soon? :)

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  11. The new header is great! Very Nanette-like. :-)

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  12. Like the makeover!

    Sorry again for your job loss, but you are taking it so well! If I could have your optimism in life!!

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  13. LOVE the Office Space quote! Makes me want to watch that movie again right now! :) Think of all the time you'll have to watch movies!! Don't you go to a theater that lets you bring the babies along?

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  14. My husband was laid off for two months thru April and May and some days it felt like the end of the world. I can totally empathize with the frustrations and hope and wishes. Now, he has an even better job than before, which I am sure will be the case for you. Good luck! :)

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  15. Wow, so sorry to hear that! Good luck finding a new, more awesome job! And have fun spending time with Em!

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  16. I'm sorry to hear about your job. Look at this as an opportunity to spend more time with that gorgeous little girl of yours! Good luck finding a new job!

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  17. I'm digging the orange accents on the blog. Also, I wish I could muster up 50% of your positive attitude! Good things will come your way and already are in the form on more time with your beautiful daughter!

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  18. Sorry to read about your layoff - but you have a great silver lining!

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  19. Nanners, so sorry to hear about your job situation. I have no doubt that you'll find a new job very soon. Anyone would be lucky to have you on their team : ) - Angie

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  20. Positive attitude is everything. [hugs] Enjoy the extra time with Em!

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear that, but I hope that door closing opens up a lot more opportunity for you! love the new layout, and i'll be stopping by all of your blogher ads :)

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  22. Oh No! That sucks! I know you'll find something better though, and at least you'll be with Em. She's only 3/4 of a year old once!

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  23. nanette i'm so sorry but at the same time you sound so positive it's so reassuring. and seriously, with little em to look at it's hard to not be positive, she is just so darn cute :)

    good luck!

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  24. Nanners I'm sorry to hear about the job. So many good people that I know are being hit with the same situation and I wish you luck. You're so lucky to have such a beautiful family to support you. Em is a serious stunner!

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  25. so sorry, my dear. :(

    (on a brighter note, love the blog makeover)

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